How to improve the acoustic of my home studio?

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  1. Highdom

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    Hi guys!
    This is my home studio, I tried to treated my room with some panels. But how can i improve the acoustic better?
    Behind the curtain there's nothing, just the end of the room. The dimensions: almost 5,5m x 3,5m, the high is variable because is an attic with wood in the ceiling

    What have I to do in this room? Any changes, moving forniture...ect
    Ps: I am considering the idea of changing my monitor and desk but this is just another topic!
    ps2: sorry for the bad quality of photos, hope you can understand!
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  3. fraifikmushi

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    First and easiest step: put the desk diagonally into a corner so you don't have parallel walls behind and in front of you.
     
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  4. m9cao

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    add another disk do not use only 1
     
  5. Highdom

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    Strange but pretty genial!
    Yeah, I am considering to buy a new speaker and a new desk!
     
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    whats behind the curtain? another wall? windows?

    Mind to share the dimension of your room?
     
  7. Highdom

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    Thanks, added on the topic
     
  8. Von_Steyr

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    That hole on the left lower side ( first image) could destroy your mix.
     
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  9. TW

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    You could consider a software like rew (any simillar) and meassure your room. Than you know what problems your room have. And you can try to remedy that explicit problem.
     
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    Maybe try opening up your monitors so that they point to a spot just behind your head (it looks like they are pointing to the edge of your desk atm) when in your listening position.
     
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  11. Track0ne

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    Hello,

    Apparently you mean "better sound" just for mixing (not record voices or instruments).
    First thing for me, buy stands for your monitors (to the ground I mean, not on the desk).

    https://www.thomann.de/fr/gravity_sp_3202_studiomonitor_stand.htm

    Full isolation walls is useless. Put only where it's necessary.
    On pictures, I don't see any "bass trap".

    The basics :



    Francis Buckley. Grammy winning Audio Engineer (very informative) :



    Is just the invert ... Never do that. Just see above, this's the first advice.





    Imo, mixing is a real fulltime job. You can perform a "premix" with some tips above, not much.

    My 2 cents. :guru:
     
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  12. anonymouse

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    1. You want the rear wall to be as far away from you as possible.
    2. You want the side-walls equally distant from you.
    3. You want your speakers flush mounted in your front wall (or as close to the wall as possible).
    4. You want the distance between your speaker center cones the same as to your ears.
    5. You want your tweeters on ear level and don't angle your monitors.

    You want to remove all the foam and curtains and carpets. Why? Because all these are doing is removing everything above mid/high frequencies. So everything below that is just singing around, which result in a VERY unbalanced frequency response.

    Your room will always have problems under 120hz, so stop worrying about that you cannot treat this.
    What you can treat is EVERYTHING above that frequency by placing acoustic panels containing rockwool (15cm thick at least) on your first reflection points.

    Good luck :) Nice ceiling.
     
  13. Highdom

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    electric panel. I can't cover...
    I use curtains basically because the room is very large and i need to close some space...Ok so in other word I need basstraps on first reflections...
     
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    The Studio Rescue series is very informatuve and definately is suggested to watch. Bass traps will help tremendously. I have realized the wonders of low db mixing which really takes a large chunk out of the equation of problems.
     
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    Yes, bass trap your first reflections. Add glasswhool superchunks in the corners of your room if you can. And don't even think about diffusers, your room does not have true reverberation. So, locations: left, right, above (this will also help your stereo balance), behind, corners (these locations are best for bass trapping). But we are not even talking true bass trapping here, which is impossible in your room. But at least you are now optimizing your frequency response starting somewhere around 120hz, instead of handling only frequencies starting from mids thanks to curtains etc.

    Point 3 will optimize SBIR (Speaker Boundary Interference Response).
    Point 2,4 and 5 will give the best possible stereo balance.


    btw why close space? The more space you have the better!
     
  16. Highdom

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    because it's difficult to understand the acoustic...It's my attic and you know, the ceiling in inclined...
    Thanks for all the advices!
     
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    Whatever people say, whatever you learn and watch on tutorials/books and so on... Every room is different.
    The most importante thing is monitoring your room acoustics, that's how you know exactly what's happening when you change the layout...
     
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    You cannot rationalize room modes away and they are the worst in the current setup. Moving the desk to the short wall will just move the modes to a lower register. Shure, they will be there if the desk is diagonal across the corner since waves spread spherical, which will also result in some phasing and stereo issues if you put the desk diagonal. Imho those effects are just much less severe than the modes which ruin every part of your producing process from the beginning.
    Don't follow blindly every word you hear on youtube, you need to be able to make some sense of it and decide if it's applicable or not.
     
  21. Highdom

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    Actually best way to come up with this is to try and listen :)
     
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