Need some opinions from the pros. Just starting out and trying to decide where to put my mic. Have not tested my room yet to determine where to place. Very low budget so need a area that would work the cheapest. So should I use my small closet (smallest wall surface area to treat)? Or would I place in middle of room (fairly large room)? Or do I place mic in corner of room? Or would one of those reflection filter shield thingamajigs work fine? Like these ones, Post Audio ARF 42 Pro Reflexion Filter Portable Vocal Booth for Studio Sound New | eBay If the reflection filter would work fine, which design would you suggest would work best? Here are some examples, I may actually make my own, if it can be done for a lot cheaper. Should the absorber, be 180* semi-circle around the backside of the mic? Perfectly round? Or can it be "octagonal"? Make a "box" around the mic? Top or no top? What acoustic foam would you recommend best? Post Audio ARF 32 V 4 Pro Reflexion Filter Vocal Booth for Studio Sound Anywhere | eBay MXL RF 100 Studio Reflection Filter RF100 Portable Pro Vocal Recording | eBay Portable Sound Vocal Booth Recording Studio Porta Kit White Reflection Filter | eBay Mainly using a dynamic cardioid mic, but will probably use a condenser mic (not sure what polar pattern; for acoustic guitar). Can you give a link for a website that you think Best/Professionally how to effectively treat a room for vocal recording and for monitor speakers? Is it okay for your recording "booth" be in the same open room as your monitor/work station? With how you have treatment set up for the mic and you have the monitors having their own setup. If they can be, do they need a certain amount of space apart?