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Building a Studio, Room Size, carpet

Discussion in 'Recording' started by CrackerBrand, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. CrackerBrand

    CrackerBrand Guest

    Hi there
    I'm having a studio built, and I've read some suggestions on other sites, and am receiving somewhat mixed suggestions.
    The only problem is, I have to make these decisions in the very near future.. (the rooms are about to be built)

    Question 1:
    I have two options, the room can be 8x10 or 8x12.. Obviously the more room the better (to a point), but I'm curious if you all think that the extra 2 feet would have a major difference. (the less room I use up of the building the better, but i can take up the extra 2 ft if neccessary)

    Question 2:
    If I am using carpet to deaden the sound in the room, should I carpet all four walls + floor and ceiling? Or leave the ceiling and one wall uncovered.. I have read arguments for both

  2. junkman

    junkman Guest

    Here's my 2 cents for what its worth.

    As for room size, I would go with the bigger room.

    As for carpeting? I would just carpet the floor and leave the walls and ceiling. I built a studio room myself in my basement along the same lines. I would think you want a little reflection in there, otherwise every instrument in there is going to sound so dead and lifeless. I left all walls and ceiling open and just bought some studio foam squares and basetraps similar to Auralex stuff. Then you can add or subtract the foam to your liking until you get a decent sound.

    That's what I did for my home studio space and have gotten some good sounds.

  3. CrackerBrand

    CrackerBrand Guest

    I can understand why leaving the walls uncovered would help with the natural reflection giving a depth to the recordings.. I was rather curious because all of the studios that I have paid to record in, always had the booth totally carpeted all the way around..

    It seems that most of the suggestions i have read online tend to recommend leaving one wall uncovered and to make sure that it is in front of me, not behind

    While Obviously the extra 2 feet would be convenient for space for my gear, do you (or anyone reading) think it would make a big impact sonicly?
    Cheers ;D
    PS i heart you guys.. I spent most of my work day on here :D

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