I'm sure you've heard the advice that you should always, and under all circumstances place your speakers at some apparently magic distance from the front wall. If you've tried it and found that it sounds like crap, you're not alone! In fact it's such bad advice, that I decided to finally, once and … [Read more...] about Acoustics Insider Feature On SonicScoop
A common trick to getting more out of your speakers and hearing better is to simply turn down the volume and mix at a low level. It's certainly true that this will help you make better balancing decisions, hear punch, compression and dynamics better all around. But the reason is not that you … [Read more...] about Why Mixing At Low Volume Does NOT Remove Your Room (But You Still Should)
The other day, I came across this picture on Facebook: A speaker manufacturer is claiming how well a particular brand of studio desk works together with their speaker. I gasped in disbelief. This is a good combination? Thankfully the comments jumped right on it. I just wonder what … [Read more...] about How To Find The Right Studio Desk For Your Room
Have you ever wondered what impact it has on your studio sound if you open or close the door? Today I'll show you why it's probably best to just keep your studio door closed, and why it has nothing to do with improving acoustics. In fact it's all about reducing the variables that change the sound … [Read more...] about Should You Shut Your Studio Door?
I get some version of this email every day: “I'm about to move to a new room and I want to make sure I get the most out of it. I've been researching acoustic treatment, but I'm confused. The room’s got some weird angles and I just don’t know where to start. What’s the right approach for my … [Read more...] about Smart Acoustic Treatment: How To Get The Most Out Of Your New Room And Speakers