I've revised my design a bit and invite your comments.
Internal dimensions are: H:3030mm W: 4230mm L: 5750mm
Ratios are: H: 1: W: 1.40: L: 1.90
(which is approx. H:10ft, W:14ft, L: 19ft)
Q: Did you angle the ceiling or 3030mm all around?
I'm also interested in this design I found. http://www.realtraps.com/art_studio.htm
They are pretty much the same dimensions as my control room. It works great with a nice even spread of modes. The bass response is very predictable.
I built Rockwool bass-traps into each corner - floor to ceiling triangular-section [60mm along the two right-angled sides] and faced off with wooden frames covered in hessian.
I elected not to go for pitched walls and/or ceiling as it made ratios very difficult to calculate and threw all kinds of 'oblique mode' complications into the mix. As this was my first build I wanted to keep things as simple as possible and that paid off, in terms of time, budget and acoustics.
I did build a large flat 'ceiling cloud', 50mm x 25mm timber framed and in-filled with 50mm Rockwool slabs and covered with cloth which appears to make the ceiling slope down from the middle of the room to the front. It is suspended on hooks above the mix position and stops floor-ceiling reflections building up and disrupts standing waves.
I have a couple of questions for you.
The first is about you rlive performances. I have a band where we use abletion for teh electronic sounds, but all the instruments we have to send them straight to the mixer, because if we put then straight through ableton then we have latency issues, ie the sound coming out a fraction of a second later than it is played. How did you get around that?
The second is more of a broad question. What are your favorite to use fx on your instruments (besides compression and eq and delays, those are a given). And what do you use to give your kick a nice crunch.
Thanks for all the awesome music for the last decade! Still fondly remember those too hot sets in The Depo in Bristol!
Could we get a picture of your control room with it's sound treatment? I'm about to think about treating my own room too and it's a bit of a minefield.. would be interested to see what your final result looks like, placement wise etcOtt responded on 05/31/2013