After extensive room calcs and adding in new 703 bass traps and new 703 broadband traps, I've managed to clean up enough of the mixing area of my studio 1st....this picture shows the new corner bass traps and the new broadband trap on the front wall. I'll keep the heavy tapestry on the front wall, because it helps with taming front wall reflections, just need to re-align it into the center of the mix position. What you can't see is the 2nd broadband panel directly behind the mix position, that helps with rear reflections. Ohhh, you also cannot see the absolute mess the rest of the studio is in either....After I did the room calcs and got my monitors and mix position out of all frequency nodes, I had to re-arrange everything...
The center of the monitors bass cone are 23" off the front wall and 43" off the floor..as well as positioned horizontally out of node positions form the side walls. The mix position is 67" off the front wall, with my ears aligned with the center of the bass cones. All these positions keep the mixing stage out of as many nodes and frequency harmonics as possible in order to improve mix quality.
"what the hell is he talking about" is probably what your saying..
This equates to a massively improved stereo field, and stereo separation, much better frequency response from the monitors, the monitors are not working as hard, and above all else greatly improved mixing and tracking. Mixes out of this new station are like night and day as compared to older mixes. Bad mixes really sound bad now, as I can hear all the frequency overlap issues, as well as bad stereo panning choices. Great mixes are much easier to attain and sitting at the mix station for 10-12 hours at a shot are very easy on the ears. Everything sound better!!!