Hello, I am trying to set up my home studio and am having issues with getting it to provide professional quality sound. Currently I am using my walk-in closet because it was recommended to use a small room and clothes to help reduce reverb. After setting it up initially, I was told there was too much room echo so I added some acoustic foam panels on the parts of the walls that were still exposed. After this, I was told the audio had too much boxiness and background audio (most likely my laptop fan, it's really loud). The closet is roughly 5' wide, 8' tall, 7' long. Two walls have a shelf with clothes hanging on them with space bags of bedding and other soft stuff on top. I have a spare comforter draped over a curtain rod to block the only empty wall. There are also 1"x12"x12" acoustic foam panels around the top of each wall (23.5 total). The floor is covered by boxes, suitcases, and a rug. My laptop usually sits on top of a stack of boxes. As is, the only part still fully exposed is the ceiling. I really want to be able to record with a professional quality but I am not sure what else I could do to make my space work. Would using a slightly larger room, like the spare bedroom/computer room, be a better option or is there a way to make my closet work? If there is a way to make my closet work, what would be the best thing to do to reduce room echo without it sounding boxy? Should I add more stuff? Reduce the amount of stuff used to deaden the reverb? Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. I can post pictures of my "studio" later along with my recordings if that would help. -Steven Hack
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