audio school graduate
Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
|Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:27 pm Post subject: Suggestions for basement studio closet?
|Setting up a small project studio in my new home - far from ideal acoustically, but it's what I have to work with. 7'3"H x 11'3"W x 12'4"L (there's a full width closet opposite the entry door with 6' accordion doors, so the true length maybe should be 14'7"?). Mainly mixing, but some tracking of whatever I can get away with, small perc, vocal, acoustic strings etc. Wide variety of styles, nothing super loud, lots of work for picture. Walls/ceiling are poorly insulated sheetrock,floor is thin engineered wood on slab. Until I can afford real structural work, I'm just looking to optimize with some treatments. There's a window in one long wall, keeping it in front of mix, and have to say a view is worth the bleed and any reflection in this case.
Anybody have thoughts on the best use of the end closet? (or the room in general)
Use side wings as semi-isolated machine room, rack gear and random storage.
-Remove doors? Replace?
-Use shelves or build rack units into the walls and cut patchbay through the wall?
-ULine wire shelves are tempting for speed and perfect fit, but would they act like a big hum antenna for computers and rack gear?
-Use closet wall to mount a video monitor? (GIK's Bryan Pape suggested my mix position would be better along the long wall though, so that puts picture monitor at 90 degrees, so maybe not)
-Ideas I haven't thought of?
Here are a couple of photos and a 20 second reference video showing the whole room: