Don’t confuse “DEAD” and “DRY” room sound

what sound engineers need to know

I think we’ve all heard the stories of people plastering their rooms with pyramid foam from Amazon. 

Maybe you were even one of the lucky ones to try such a masterpiece yourself..? (high five)

Then you’ll know how bad such a “dead” space can be.

It’s absolutely awful.

It feels awful, it looks awful, it sounds awful.

And the natural consequence is to think: “I better not overdamp my room next time!!”

But this approach might actually be just as detrimental.

Of course I’m not implying that you SHOULD overdamp your room.

But you do need to HEAVILY damp your room. 

Because what you do need is a “dry” room. Very dry in fact.

Otherwise you’ll always be at the mercy of your room’s distortion.

Let me explain what I mean.



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