How much acoustic treatment do you actually need to hear a difference?

setting up a new studio

There’s one aspect to acoustic treatment that can be hard to grasp at first.

And that’s just how much of it you actually need to hear a proper difference in your room.

It also doesn’t help that “how the room sounds” is actually a pretty bad indicator of how well you can hear your speakers.

Or more importantly:

How well your work translates to the outside world.

That’s because getting the room to “sound good” is actually more of a side effect to strategically making sure that your speakers aren’t distorted by it.

Which is the thing that is actually keeping you from being able to trust what you are hearing.

So to answer the question of how much treatment you need to hear a difference we really have to make sure that we are looking at the right thing in the first place.

Let me show you in this week’s video.



"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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