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Garden Studio Room Acoustics

Postby Masheen » Mon May 10, 2021 8:32 am

Firstly apologies if this is in the wrong section.

I’m currently in the process of relocating my studio to a garden log cabin and would like some advice on positioning my studio set up.

The room has been soundproofed with an additional floating wall and ceiling which have 2 layers of soundproofing insulation.

The room dimensions are 4.96x3.96m

My main concern is the height and shape of the ceiling, so looking for guidance on how best to position my equipment and also treat the room.

I have attached a photo of the room and along with some dimensions on a 3D model. I have positioned the desk where I think best, but obviously may not be the best place for it. I shall be laying a laminate floor so ignore the current flooring.

Many thanks.

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Re: Garden Studio Room Acoustics

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon May 10, 2021 10:15 am

It's a case of try it and see....

It's generally best to try and keep everything left-right symmetrical if you can, which obviously isn't the case with your proposed setup due to the ceiling angles.

Personally, I'd place the desk on the back wall opposite the windows since that would give you symmetry... but you would then be working across the shorter room dimension which is often the second best choice ;-) ... and you might have issues with reflections and light on your computer screens.

So, I'd try it both ways and see which sounds best and is most practical. Lack of symmetry usually manifests as stereo imaging issues.
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Re: Garden Studio Room Acoustics

Postby blinddrew » Mon May 10, 2021 2:00 pm

Have you got space for a ceiling cloud above the desk? As well as controlling some of the mid-range it might give a bit of a parallel surface to reflect the higher frequency components.
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Re: Garden Studio Room Acoustics

Postby Masheen » Mon May 10, 2021 2:03 pm

blinddrew wrote:Have you got space for a ceiling cloud above the desk? As well as controlling some of the mid-range it might give a bit of a parallel surface to reflect the higher frequency components.

There isn’t a lot of room, maybe 100mm at a push to keep a bit of headroom.
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Re: Garden Studio Room Acoustics

Postby blinddrew » Mon May 10, 2021 2:10 pm

Experiment with a duvet stretched over a couple of mic stands and see how it goes.
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Re: Garden Studio Room Acoustics

Postby Martin Walker » Mon May 10, 2021 11:35 pm

You should hear an immediate improvement in stereo imaging once the ceiling reflections have been absorbed.


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