Building a new home studio


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docz
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Hello, I am fortunate enough to get permission from my wife to convert our basement into a studio.
Here is a layout of the basement, and what is planned

http://espen.sandelarsen.com/images/studio.jpg

My questions are the following:

Is it ok to put the control area in that 2x2m space?

The door in the top right corner is semi-closed off, meaning it is used once a year. I was thinking I could set up my drum kit in that corner, should I close the kit off with a plexiglass cage to dampen the sound?

Where can I find more useful information on how to soundproof the room, and acoustically treat it to suit my needs? And how to find out the rooms problem areas like which frequencies and such needs attention. I viewed the "Studio Acoustics" video twice, allthough it gave a lot of general information, I couldn't find any direct tips on how to go about these things.

Regards,

DocZ

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Room treatment

The 2m x 2m space will be a bad shape for your control room, indeed a cube is the worst of all shapes since the modes will intersect at the same frequencies.
If you plan to use this area as a control room then you will probably need quite a bit of treatment to smooth out the frequency response. I'd suggest having a look at Ethan Winer's Realtraps site for some good info on designing and building traps to help in reducing the modal interaction.
There are a few room mode calculators around to help you work out which frequncies need treatment. I have a spreadsheet that does this too.

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Thank you for your reply. I

Thank you for your reply. I would love that calculator spreadsheet, would you mind sharing it? You can email me on espen (a) sunnytownroad.com

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Spreadsheet

You can download it from here.
http://www.axtsystems.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8...

The room is assumed to be a regular rectangular prism, and room dimensions are entered in mm.

Marc Duchesne
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Studio Construction

Look at this link bellow, go in the John Sayers forum, you will find a lot of info's about acoustics and studio construction. I had John design my studio and it is awesome sounding and looking.

Marc
Pulsar Studio

http://www.johnlsayers.com/

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It looks quite the

It looks quite the basement,but you really need to invest a lot into it.I know a person who has a studio for over 20 years and still,he needs to add monthly new devices because of the sound.But so far what he cannot complain about is the modern office furniture and actually this is also the thing he is the most accomplished that he has bought.And in order not to waste time in shops,to find something that does not fit your room you can go to the official website where the guy bought the office furniture.

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Your idea is Okay and no

Your idea is Okay and no problem with that, Upon looking into it, it is really that easy to manage though. However, I just have one comment to add, make sure that everything will be easy to move out in case of emergency, instead of doing that why not make it large door.

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Is it possible to have 100%

Is it possible to have 100% sound-proofed room? My son and I will divide our basement for his studio and my office, but this will only be finalized if we find a material that will not emit sound from his studio. You are right PURPLEHOPE re: furnishing, this project will be a long term goal and we're taking slowly to seek studio furniture and ergonomic furniture sales making sure that each are custom-fitted according to our space. We do not want to invest too much on accent furniture since our concept designs might change after a year.