notuno wrote:I'm looking into acoustic panels, thanks for the suggestion. I don't want a very dry room because it's awful for violin.
For recording/tracking in a small room you can't really have it too dry* though you will need an awful lot of panels before that becomes a problem. The usual issue is that thin, cheap, foam panels absorb the high frequencies without affecting the mids and LF. The basic aim is to get a reasonably even frequency response from 20kHz down to the low mid range and minimum reflections at the recording and mixing positions.
As a minimum you need to control first reflections (mirror points on the side walls, ceiling and maybe back wall). For tracking a panel on the ceiling above the recording position to control flutter echoes and a duvet behind the performer can work wonders. You do have the benefit of not recording or mixing LF content so you have the possibility to have a room that is well controlled over most of the frequency range of your recordings, low frequencies are by far the hardest thing to control in a domestic space.
* The natural reverb in a small room is never going to sound good enough to be worth preserving for recording purposes. With great sounding reverb plug-ins available you'll get much better results by recording as dry as possible and add ambience at the mix stage.