Acoustic Measurements: Some bad advice.


Have you ever posted on a forum (or read someone's post) about how to get started treating your room, and the echo chamber responded:

"You gotta measure your room first!"

I keep reading this over and over again, and every time I think:

Great, another soul lost down the rabbit hole. See you in six months!

If there's one piece of advice I vehemently disagree with, it's that you should measure your room before you do anything else.

Over and over again I just see it lead to confusion, overwhelm and time wasted.

Sometimes it keeps people from getting started with anything at all, scared to make a mistake and screw everything up. While getting started and gaining experience is THE most important thing you can do when it comes to acoustics!

So for your pleasure, a slight rant from my side, but also how to think about measurements and include them more productively when treating a home studio DIY style:



"How to correctly place your listening position and speakers, no matter what room you're in."

  • Find the correct wall to face in your home studio
  • Optimize the low end and minimize reflection effects
  • Get the distance between wall and speakers right
  • Get a stereo image like on really good headphones

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