Why you can’t calculate how much treatment you need

setting up a new studio

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app or piece of software out there that just calculates the acoustics in a room?

You just plug in the size of your room and it spits out where you put absorber panels and diffusors.

Surely that should be possible right?

But somehow that magic piece of software hasn’t shown up.

And unfortunately I doubt it will any time soon.

At least anything useful for us home studio DIY folks.

The math, of course, is out there. And so is acoustics software.

So in this week’s video, I want to show you how acoustic treatment is usually calculated, why it all comes crashing down when you try to apply it to a spare bedroom, basement or attic, and what to do instead.



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