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How does unavoidable 'furniture' affect the room response? setting up a new studio

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...

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Does your ACOUSTIC TREATMENT actually WORK? Audieum IR Analysis Review measurements

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...

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Why is low end analysis and modeling so difficult, Andrea Cicero? bass traps and low frequency control

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...

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Audieum Modal: Calculating room modes for odd rooms setting up a new studio

When was the last time you tried to figure out what is causing those nasty bass issues in your studio?

Yesterday?

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...

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Vocal Booths: Do you need one (if the room is already treated)? setting up a new studio

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?

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Knowledge Bomb #8: Bonello/Room Modes, Speaker Distortion, Diffusion youtube comments q&a

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...

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Can you measure diffusion in a home studio? measurements

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...

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Are bass traps useful in a recording room? bass traps and low frequency control

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...

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Bass control in a TINY attic studio real-world case studies

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...

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Music studio made from straw bales? bass traps and low frequency control

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.

The...

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Computer Screens: Do they AFFECT the STEREO image? mix translation & psychoacoustics

Are you happy with the placement of your computer screen?

Be honest.

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...

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Attic Studio: Do sloped ceilings reduce standing waves? bass traps and low frequency control

Does your room have an angled wall or sloped ceiling?

Have you ever wondered if that could actually HELP with standing waves, maybe by reducing the chance of them happening in the first place?

After all, standing waves form between parallel surfaces. So breaking that geometry should have some...

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