How to best deal with an angled ceiling

setting up a new studio

Let’s say you are setting up a new home studio and the shape of the room is a bit odd.

This particular room has a sloped ceiling.

It starts off low on one end and rises up towards the other end of the room.

How do you best deal with that from an acoustics perspective?

Is there anything special to consider when setting up your speakers?

And how does it affect any treatment that you put in the room?

It’s easy to get a little put off by the thought that there might be something that you’re missing.

Or that there must be something particular you should do to really get the most out of the room and speakers.

So let me break it down for you in this week’s video.

To be honest, this same approach applies to any oddly shaped room. Whether it has an angled ceiling or angled walls for that matter.

At its core, it’s just a matter of divide and conquer. 

Looking at the bass separately from the mids and highs we can get an idea how room modes change vs how reflection patterns are affected.



"How to correctly place your listening position and speakers, no matter what room you're in."

  • Find the correct wall to face in your home studio
  • Optimize the low end and minimize reflection effects
  • Get the distance between wall and speakers right
  • Get a stereo image like on really good headphones

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