I recently spoke to John of darko.audio, a blog and Youtube channel on all things high-fidelity speakers and improving listening room sound quality.
Now my focus here on Acoustics Insider is on audio professionals and improving the sound in home and project studios. But John’s just a cool dude and he really nailed it with his questions.
That gave me the chance to go deep on so many of the issues we are facing in our small room studios. Including what I consider the 3 big wins of studio acoustics.
I highly recommend you also check out the darko.audio Youtube channel. John’s got some excellent reviews on speakers and other tech that find their way into the professional audio world.
What you’ll find in this video:
- Understanding the acoustics in your room without making your head explode.
- How the distance to your speakers impacts the sound you are hearing.
- How room shape and geometry affects the frequency response and what to do when your working with an odd shaped room.
- The right way to use EQ in your room.
- How (not) to EQ room modes / standing waves.
- Why it’s so difficult to understand measurements properly.
- The 3 big wins to focus on to get the best bang for your buck.
- The difference an untreated vs a treated room can make.
- Judging how much treatment you need to fix the bass.
- How much you should invest in your acoustic treatment, whether you’re just starting out, want the best of the best, or anything in between.
- A walkthough of the treatment in my room, why the panels are placed where they are, and how the combined absorber/diffusor works.
- Why you shouldn’t forget 90deg corners when treating reflections.
- How the Pareto Principle applies to acoustic treatment.