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In a bedroom studio, would it be best to have a window to the side, front or behind?
Old 25th January 2013
  #1
Gear Head
 
๐ŸŽง 10 years
In a bedroom studio, would it be best to have a window to the side, front or behind?

I just moved into a new place, and my room is pretty tiny, and has a tall window. I'm just wondering where I should set up my desk and monitors. Thanks in advance for any advice!!
Old 26th January 2013
  #2
Gear Guru
 
Glenn Kuras's Avatar
 
๐ŸŽง 15 years
You want good symmetry and face the short wall (a normal room).
Positioning the Listening Spot - GIK Acoustics
If you would like to list a layout of your room we can take a look and go from there.
Old 26th January 2013
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Gear Head
 
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Hey Glenn! Thank you so much for your reply and the information.

I move into my new place in a couple days and will update with the room dimensions and a layout then~

Thanks again!
Old 26th January 2013
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๐ŸŽง 5 years
I guess now it all depends what wall the window is on

What's outside the window? If it were something fairly broadband like traffic noise then i'd say have the window in front or behind (i don't reckon it'd make too much difference) but avoid the sides if you can.

In theory - having a nearby white noise source would potentially mask any particularly quiet frequencies in the mix. But unless it's really really loud I don't think it's too critical. Sure if you have a motorway outside there's bigger concerns than noise coming through the window.

And yes, short wall is usually the better option - more distance to the back wall etc. Just as long as the monitors have good acoustical controls, especially if you have to stick them in the corners of a rather thin room.
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