Hey folks, I have a situation that I'm trying to rectify with my home recording environment. I live in the city, in a townhouse, and as such my playing-loudly-at-home days are largely over. Over the past 18 months I've made some investments in home recording gear and I have a minimalist little project studio that I've set up in my finished basement. I record to a Mac, using a couple different midi interfaces to trigger drums and other midi sounds, and use an Axe-fx II for the guitar and bass tones. I have decent monitors, and a nice audio interface as an alternate to the Axe. My biggest problem, as most home recordists have, is the room that my gear is in. The basement has typical drywall walls, and a ceramic tile floor. This makes it very echo-y and a little bright. I've put down carpets, and there is naturally some furniture, etc down there so it's not like it's a raw room. But I have to take it into consideration as certainly one of the weakest links in my efforts. I've had to learn to listen closely using headphones and listen in other environments to compensate for the sound of the room. The room shape is also not ideal, but no point in getting into that here, as there's no way to change it. That said, I have the chance to move to the very upstairs of my house, which is currently my office. It's a much more "dead" room as compared to the bright, echo-y room in the basement. It's carpeted, and about 30% larger than the basement, though in the end it's still a square room meant to be a bedroom. There's no way to "fix" this room either, as it will have it's own characteristics and I'll have to learn it's impact on my mixing as well. But here's my question: given the following two choices, and knowing that neither of them is particularly ideal, which one would you choose? 1. The bright, echo-y, tiled-floor, smaller room? or 2. The more dead, carpeted, larger room? I'd love to hear some opinions here. Thanks!