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Should You Shut Your Studio Door? mix translation & psychoacoustics

Have you ever wondered what impact it has on your studio sound if you open or close the door?

Today I'll show you why it's probably best to just keep your studio door closed, and why it has nothing to do with improving acoustics.

In fact it's all about reducing the variables that change the...

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Smart Acoustic Treatment: How To Get The Most Out Of Your New Room And Speakers setting up a new studio

I get some version of this email every day:

“I’m about to move to a new room and I want to make sure I get the most out of it. I’ve been researching acoustic treatment, but I’m confused. The room’s got some weird angles and I just don’t know where to start....

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"Can I Have Too Much Absorption?" setting up a new studio

If I asked you the question in the title, how would you reply?

Would you say..:

"Yes, of course! You don’t want to end up with a "dead“ sounding room, after all."

"You're gonna be spending hours, days, weeks in that room! You really don’t want to end up with a room that gives...

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How To Find The Ideal Room Dimensions Using An Online Calculator setting up a new studio

Are you building a new studio and wondering how to figure out the ideal room dimensions and ratios for it?

Maybe you've stumbled across advice that you need to optimize the shape of your room because the ratios of the width, height and length will affect how good the sound and the acoustics will...

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The Real Reason You Place Bass Traps In Corners (It’s Not Why You Think) bass traps and low frequency control

I’m sure you’ve read or heard this somewhere before:

“You need to put your bass traps in the corners because that’s where the bass energy builds up. You can hear it when you play some bass heavy music and stick your head in the corner. That’s where your bass traps...

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Parallel Walls vs Angled Walls - How To Treat Room Modes And Flutter Echo setting up a new studio

Are you building a new control room and wondering if you should build it with parallel walls or angled walls?

You'll often read after all that angled walls will remove room modes and avoid flutter echo.

Why? Because room modes only build up between parallel walls, and angled walls will direct...

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My Room’s Frequency Response Seems Very Uneven measurements

The first few times I looked at a frequency response of a room measurement I thought something must be broken.

That can’t possibly be real. It literally looks like a mess!! It looks like the aftermath of war!

That’s what I’m hearing??

I’m in serious trouble…

How...

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“Dear Jesco” On The Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast podcasts

Round 2 on the URM podcast!

I’m super happy to announce that my first podcast with Eyal of the Unstoppable Recording Machine was so popular that this time around, I got my very own little show.

A pure FAQ episode, getting right to the point.

You’ll learn about:

  • Dealing with bass when...
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URM Podcast EP112 Studio Acoustics Masterclass With Jesco Lohan podcasts

I couldn’t be more pumped.

I get to share with you my interview with Eyal of the Unstoppable Recording Machine podcast, that we recorded just last week.

We had such a blast discussing all things acoustics, but more importantly, I got to share a ton of great info that’s all nice and...

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The Best (And Only) Insulation Material You Need For DIY Acoustic Absorbers bass traps and low frequency control

It’s a bit ridiculous.

There are about a million different kinds of insulation material available. Some made of mineral wool, some of fiberglass, and even hemp or recycled materials. And then there’s foam! Basotec, pyramid foam, etc.

Choosing the right kind for your DIY absorber can...

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Fixing The Low End In Your Studio Without Knowing Acoustics bass traps and low frequency control

I’ve realized that a lot of you guys are having trouble with the bass in your studios, making mixing the low end feel like a guessing game sometimes.

Believe me, I’ve been there.

One time in particular is burned into my memory. I tried to show off this sick tune I was working on to my...

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