So it looks like I'll be moving soon, which means I'll be getting a new studio/office space. I'm more interested in making this room sound good for mixing than I am for tracking, but it will be used for both.
Room size is 17' x 17' x 10'. I don't need to hear about why a square is bad. I already know, and there's nothing I can do about it. The space is significantly larger than what I have now, and has higher ceilings.
My question is flooring. I can choose carpeted or wood, and I'm kind of torn. I know that wood floors will give me more options in terms of just laying rugs or whatever and that carpet disproportionately kills high freqs and leaves lows unaffected, but man, I'm worried about the decay time in the room. I walked into one that was empty last week and it sounded like an echo chamber.
I guess I can always add more panels if I have to. It might even be big enough to benefit from some diffusors.