CS70 wrote:I can't really see the orientation of the monitors, but reflections from the hardwood desk can bounce back directly to your ears - if you orient them slightly upwards it can help - and/or moving them forward on the desk.
You may find that in that position you need to position (or better, add to) the cloud a bit behind your seat to keep on absorbing the high frequencies before the hit the ceiling.
Also I am not sure if the whey protein bins are empty or full :-) - fill'em with sand if they aren't.
Putting a fluffy carpet under the desk and your chair can also help a little - while a carpet is usually too thin to do much for anything that very high frequencies, in conjunction with the ceiling absorbers can further limit echos.
That window on the back is not that good - it will reflect some energy directly onto you. A bit counter-intuitively, larger monitors would help as their mount tend to have a bit of play so they dissipate high freq which hits the back a bit in my experience (I got better sound when I switched from one to two 27 inches monitors :) ). Ideally, you would want to cover it with an absorber
Desk is 18" from the front wall, and 4ft x 2.5ft. This puts the speakers 4ft apart, and 4ft from my mixing spot. Said mixing spot is 3/8ths into the room. Have tried various configurations and this seems to be the best. Protein containers (must remove those labels!) are filled with sand so well damped, they are the perfect fit for the monitor bases and put them level with my ears too. I've thought of stands, but this would mean either putting them further back or wider, which would mess up my triangle or put my mixing position 1/4 or 1/2 into the room, which has proven worse.
Ceiling light is bang in the middle, which precludes extending the cloud further back.
Re the window, agree this is probably anothet issue, I'm planning on filling it with some less dense insulation which I have freely available.
This is all on the tightest budget as I've not long bought the house and am pretty stretched, so new monitors are out od the question right now... plus I'm on the party wall so not sure it would be a great idea so wind up the new neighbours just yet!
All your help is really appreciated. It does feel like I'm getting somewhere. Hopefully have it done and looking a bit more proper soon.
Thanks folks :)