Room Dimension Calculator
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE THIS ROOM DIMENSION CALCULATOR
This is fairly an easy calculator to use all you have to do is measure your room’s height and enter it down in the “Room Height” space. The tool will calculate the ideal room length and width (
WHY THIS CALCULATOR?
Maybe you’ve stumbled across advice that you need to optimize the shape of your room because the ratios of the width, height and length will affect how good the sound and the acoustics will be.
Maybe you’ve read that you need to build your room to the golden ratio, or have had numbers thrown at you, like “2:3:5” or “1:1.26:1.59”.
As usual, there is some truth to it, but to figure out what you should actually do, you need to look at the larger context.
And as it turns out, for us home and project studio guys, the importance and usefulness of optimizing room dimensions is way over-exaggerated.
- No room is a perfect rectangle with 100% reflective walls.
- All room modes are never excited at the same time.
- All room modes are never equally audible by the listener.
- Room modes don’t all carry the same energy.
When you are checking the room dimensions of your new studio, the first in the list causes the biggest issue.
Walls, doors and windows all affect the pattern of room modes.