Have you been in this situation:
You are mixing in your room, maybe with some basic treatment, and whenever you take your mixes outside of the studio, they turn out a little bit harsh, just a bit too bright?
There's just a little bit too much high end in your mixes.
How does unavoidable furniture, even things like amps, guitars, bass, et cetera, affect the acoustic response of the room?
It's quite hard to say “this” does exactly “that”.
Rooms are way too unique to make that kind of assessment.
And small rooms with a lot...
Have you ever wondered if the acoustic treatment in your studio actually works, and if it does, how well?
It's kind of difficult to judge that because on one hand it's quite difficult to actually analyze your room and understand what's going on with and without the treatment.
And then what goals...
Last week I showed you a new online tool to calculate room modes/standing waves in odd room shapes.
It's called Audieum Model, it's super impressive, and if you missed that video you can check it out here.
As you can imagine, it takes a little more than the basics to put something like this...
When was the last time you tried to figure out what is causing those nasty bass issues in your studio?
Two hours ago?
Like, right now?
Somehow it seems like it’s an on-going, never-ending problem..
And if you’re anything like me, you landed on one of a gazillion available...
If you are into recording vocals, I’m sure the question of setting up a vocal booth has crossed your mind.
But then again maybe you’ve already done a significant amount of treatment with bass traps and panels in your room, and so you are wondering:
Is it actually worth it?
It’s time for another YouTube Comments Knowledge Bomb!
As always, this is where I answer your questions from the YouTube comments.
Of course we’ve got chapters, so feel free to binge the whole thing, or jump to whichever question tickles you the right way first.
01:27 - Bonello...
Have you got proper diffusion in your studio?
Have you ever wondered if it’s actually working and doing something good for the sound in your room?
Maybe you downloaded REW, took some sweeps at the listening position and are now staring at a mess of data wondering wtf it is you’re...
Let’s talk bass traps and bass trapping in a home studio.
In particular for treating a recording room, to record drums for example.
Are they useful here as well?
Is there any difference in how you use them compared to a mixing room?
The short answer is: no.
Physics stays physics. So if you...
Have you ever thought that your room might actually be too small to do any useful acoustic treatment?
That you can’t really get good sound in there anyway, and that if you tried you might end up “overwhelming” the room somehow?
Well let me show you what is actually possible...
Have you ever thought about what a studio made from straw bales would sound like?
Like literally just walls made from straw. Maybe not even a roof on top.
At first glance, it sounds like an intriguing idea right?
My first intuition is that it would feel very controlled and warm somehow.
Are you happy with the placement of your computer screen?
Have you ever wondered if it actually affects the quality of your stereo image, your phantom center?
Like what difference does it make if the screen is actually in front of your speakers, rather than behind them?
And is it a...