- Jan 13, 2021
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No sheet rock anywhere. Walls will be solid logs. Roof will be wood slats over exposed rafters then insulation then metal roof. Do you mean acoustic panels behind me in the corner or in the opposing corner? My understanding is the vaulted ceiling is much better than flat.While I agree with everyone that said there's nothing like hearing it to find out. But to venture a guess...
I would think being directly under that peak could be a liability - in much the same ways the corners are. It wouldn't even have an advantage re: symmetry - as the peak doesn't seem like it would be in the middle of the room.
So to me - I'm with you - in leaning towards either of those corners on the left side of your drawing (opposite those barn doors). I can't recall if you're just talking rehearsal or recording as well. But if recording - you could easily focus a bunch of sound treatment in that corner to help your drum sound immensely.
I record facing into a corner of my 11x15.5 ft room and it has been working great. I built a fiberglass/rockwool bass trap into that corner (actually all three of the corners) - so the bass drum faces that (right now, about 30" back) trap and there are three 2x4 ft 4" panels on each of the corners side walls (4 of those panels are also partially reflective (diffusing).
All of that and the drums and the mics fit into a basically 7.5 x 7.5 square - and if you face the other way, it could be even less. I only record in this space - so much prefer not having to walk around and avoid bumping into mic stands, nor constantly having to crawl back into the corner. But the acoustics of it works both ways - and you (or I) could easily flip back and forth depending on what we're doing.
Two other thoughts - if you're going to record - try and avoid install wall to wall carpet - getting wall to wall carpet out of my room was a huge improvement. I have a 6 x 6 carpet/rug under the drums - but not having that whole surface blanketed by carpet has really helped the drums, the speakers, everything sound better.
Second thought - I get a sense you are thinking a that a dash of rockwool and a couch and some bookshelves are going to be sufficient - and yes, they might. But it is highly unlikely. Particularly with that vaulted ceiling (drywall, I assume). I mean, there's nothing to be done until the interior is closed in - I would just prepare in your mind that you might end up wanting/needing a boatload of acoustic panels to make the room comfortable to play in - let alone record in.
But compared to the scope of the whole project - making, covering and placing a bunch of panels is a pretty minor deal.
Anyway - good luck with your build - it looks exciting!!
Thanks for the tip on floors. I own and Oriental Rug Cleaning company so I can toss several old rugs as needed over wood floor...maybe just stained plywood.
I'm prepared to make rockwool panels that could be just black fabric covered or double as artwork with different coverings.