One of the most difficult things to get right in your home studio is soundproofing. Making sure you don’t bother the neighbors or the rest of the house. You’re budget only stretches so far, but you have to find a way to reduce any noise escaping through that open staircase or through the … [Read more...] about Home Studio Soundproofing: 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid To Reduce Noise
If you’re setting up a studio in a new room, or you’re thinking of switching to a different room, you’ve probably come across the idea of ideal room dimensions or optimizing ratios. And maybe you’re actually in a position where you’re seriously considering putting in a new wall or reducing the … [Read more...] about Ideal Room Dimensions: When Is It Actually Worth Optimizing Ratios?
If you’re searching for a new speaker for your studio, you’ve probably wondered what the best size for your room is. Should you get a speaker with a 5-inch woofer? Or maybe 6-inch? Or maybe even 8-inch? What about speakers with a horizontal driver layout instead of a vertical layout? Maybe … [Read more...] about Speaker Size vs Room Size: Looking At The Science
After my last video, I got the following question: “I have problems with some peaks in the bass and to me it looks like if I put in broadband absorbers it will absorb more in the frequencies that I don't have problems with. Won't that give more/other problems?" That's a valid question! … [Read more...] about Broadband Bass Traps: What About Frequencies You Don’t Want To Fix?
What do you think of when you hear the word "bass trap"? A triangular foam wedge? A square box wrapped in fabric? A tube trap? Bass traps come in so many different sizes, shapes, thicknesses and densities. It can be super confusing! But what actually is a "bass trap" when it comes down … [Read more...] about Why “Bass Traps” Aren’t Actually Bass Traps