Usable dimension for vocal/guitar booth.
#1001234 - 01/08/12 10:24 PM
Up until now my home studios been used for demo/personal stuff. However recently I haven't
been recording my drums as much, opting for a much quicker software replacement (Slate
drums). My studios split into two rooms, small live room, and smaller control room.
Now I know my speakers will sound much better in the bigger room for monitoring,
but up until now it's not been possible due to having my drums in that room. For song
writing purposes with the band we decided to switch it round and leave my kit packed up as
we rehearse at a space often anyway. After doing it I started wondering if the previous
control room could be used as a vocal booth, and possibly for recording amps.
My question is, will the size of the room make it sound too awful to be properly useful.
I was basically thinking I might actually purchase a much nicer pre (possibly something
with spdif to skip my very average profire conversion) and a more top end mic, so I can
actually track a lot of my bands final stuff at home. I'm more than happy to acoustically
treat/foam the hell out of it to create a quite dead space. Just curious as to whether
this would be a usable space in that sense or if the dimensions will just cause all sorts
of problems on things such as louder/deeper vocals.
Dimensions are (LxWxH): 2.4
x 1.65 x 2.1 - If you were comparing it to the rest of the room, the length would actually
be 1.65 and the width 2.4 if you can imagine that. As in it's the last portion of a
rectangular space. So it's a pretty small space, with a pretty low ceiling too.
My knowledge on acoustics is limited, I know the basics but when it actually comes to
the dimensions of a room and how that affects various sound sources I'm not really clued
up (especially smaller spaces).
I'm not looking for miracles out of such a
small space, just want to know whether the space would provide a good enough sound to
justify a couple of grand spent on a nice mic and pre.