Room + Speakers + You: The Acoustic Trifecta

what sound engineers need to know

When was the last time you tried a new compressor or EQ plugin?

Did it help to get your mixes to translate better?

It may absolutely have done, this isn’t a trick question.

What about the last time you got some new speakers or invested in some acoustic treatment?

Did that help with mix translation?

Or how about the last time you really took the time to learn a mixing technique better, like balancing, referencing or simply changing up your workflow?

What I’m getting at is that we often forget that mix translation isn’t dependent on that one single thing in your studio.

The whole “signal chain” of your studio, which includes YOU, needs to work properly in order to consistently and reliably churn out high quality music.

Still, it’s sooo easy to focus on one thing and almost blame it entirely on why your music doesn’t sound good.

Acoustics is a prime candidate.

And it may very well be the culprit!

But it’s just one component of your studio system that needs to be “good enough” in order to make the whole thing work.

That’s what I want to talk about in this weeks 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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