Discussion in 'Studio Construction & Acoustics Forum' started by Tom Fodor, Dec 18, 2010.
Would love to see more detail about the doors from room to room.
I know you're limited to the space you have... but those iso's are mighty small. (The coffee station will be all but impossible to navigate.)
Rather than eating up all that space and money with walls, you might want to consider making some iso boxes instead, and only having one larger iso along with the storage/iso.
Otherwise it looks like a fine setup.
Keep in mind that the control room can also be used in a pinch for an iso room, as can a storage room (esp. for amps) like Max suggested.
Our second iso room will likely be just that - our storage/utility room.
Also, gobos can help isolate a room. Done creatively, you can make iso boxes (again as Max suggested), separate two amps (or horn players) in one room, etc.
In my short time dealing w/ less than perfect spaces, I prefer a semi-modular room, and larger, open spaces...
I would attempt to clean up the basic wall lines to minimize these potential sonic nuisance points in the room you are needing the least amount of distraction.
You have a substantial amount of paralell walls in your CR design, 'Splay Em'. Both the inner (CR), and outer walls will benefit from broken up standing waves!
Cool design tho! Make sure, I MEAN SURE, you know every last nails' purposed position, before you put any $ into your build!
-pep talk: it'll be sweeet! cost ya 3-5x more. frustration+5x$. won't be 'right' for a while. timeframes= when(if-ever) 'its done'. 5/8 Drywall is wicked heavy, get your friends. Mark your studs 'as built' (ALL PHASES), cuz surface treaments need to go into them! Good Luck! Don't forget how much s.q.f. surface treaments takes, another 1 sqf?
My propsotion- One comfortable CR, 1 Drum area. People are gonna hang in the CR anyway. You could always make a 'vocal booth' sized room outside of your existing strcture. Make each room is 'worth it', as the (assembly/design) will make you work FOR it. It does work, just takes time, $, work, more time, more $.
It's priceless when you hear your first recrording of the space! You'll inevitably want to change something, but love something(s) too!
What do you record it there?
Parallel walls can be dealt with using standard treatments, splaying walls willy-nilly is not going to gain you anything. Even the best designer has tried and working methods that they use since the act of canting a wall does add some diffusion. It does not remove or break up standing waves, but may push the frequency of an existing standing wave down. What this does do (splaying walls) is make the actual frequencies harder to predict since the room is no longer a simple rectangle.
In the interest of a balanced and serviceable control room, unless you have a hand with making these changes, a simple rectangle is still a desirable and usable room.
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