Case Study: Controlling the bass in a tiny square room (measurements)

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Oftentimes the absolute WORST rooms to set up your home studio in are said to be perfect squares.

When the length and width (and sometimes height) of the room are the same, all the room modes pile up at the same frequencies and make getting a balanced low end close to impossible.

Stay away from such rooms at all costs!!!

So they say.. ;)

Of course in practice, even if the visible dimensions are close to identical, that’s usually not the end of the story.

If you know what you are dealing with and you are willing to take the necessary steps, it’s absolutely possible to get a good mixing environment, even if the room seems to be a perfect cube.

Case in point the studio in this week’s video.

Richie Whynne was willing to put in the work, and so he got the results.

Let me show you. Measurements and all.



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