If my room is asymmetrical, how does that affect treatment?

setting up a new studio

Let me take a bold guess:

Your home studio doesn’t have the optimal, symmetrical shape you’d like.

How did I do?

Yet pretty much all advice you find about treating home studios assumes you are working with a rectangular bunker.

But at the very least, there’s an awkward door and windows somewhere that you can’t do anything about.

I wouldn’t be surprised if you are dealing with a random closet, inconveniently angled wall, a fireplace, or a little cubby that has no right to be there.

So when we get back into the real world how do you take all that generic acoustical advice and apply it when the room ISN’T the ideal shape?

How does it affect the treatment and how you set up your studio when your room is asymmetrical?

Let me show you the key things you need to know to squeeze as much symmetry as possible out of an asymmetrical space.



"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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