Amongst all the voodoo in studio acoustics, I don’t think there’s anything more voodoo than diffusion.
And I don’t mean like with sound crystals. Diffusion does absolutely work.
But amongst the stuff that is part of the standard acoustics toolkit, it’s definitely the...
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...
Let me take a bold guess:
Your home studio doesn’t have the optimal, symmetrical shape you’d like.
How did I do?
Yet pretty much all advice you find about treating home studios assumes you are working with a rectangular bunker.
But at the very least, there’s an awkward door and...
There's a question as old as time for us audio engineers.
A question that lingers in the back of our minds and somehow never gets fully answered.
A question that haunts us and robs us of our sleep whenever it pops up.
And so every few years we are forced to go back and face the...
Have you ever noticed the surprising lack of proper acoustic measurements of pro studios out there?
Sure, there's the odd frequency response buried in a forum thread somewhere, and they pop up on Facebook every once in a while.
But why is it that pro acousticians don't post more...
As I'm about to wrap up my video series with HEDD Audio I want to do another lightning round of answering your questions from the YouTube comments!
As usual I'm gonna keep this short and sweet.
The video is broken down into chapters so you can jump straight to what piques your interest.
I'm sure you've had this happen at some point:
It's getting late, you've got a good session going in your DAW, mixing your latest record or working on a production.
You don't want to bother the people around you so you switch to headphones.
Nice and cranked up. Everything is sounding...
I don't know about you, but whenever people get into lengthy arguments about speaker decoupling, I just want to leave the room.
It's such a pointless debate.
The physics is well known and it's not particularly complicated.
The only reason why there's so much confusion about this, is that...
A quick thought experiment:
Say you compare two speaker systems that go down to around 40Hz.
One is your typical 2-way with a 6" driver.
The other is a massive oldschool 4-way system with double 18" drive units, BUT high-pass filtered to 40Hz as well.
Do you think they'll sound the...
In part 1 of my subwoofer special I showed you what one thing, above all, you should watch out for when picking a subwoofer to match your speakers.
The cat's out of the bag. It was getting phase matching right. You can watch it here.
So now that you've spent all that money on a beefy new...
Are you thinking you need some more "oomph" when you're mixing?
The low end just isn't cutting it, and whenever you take your mixes to a bigger system you think:
"Damn, I wish I could hear that bass in my studio.."
So you've been eyeing the different subwoofers on the market. But holy...
It's time for another lightning round of answering your questions from the YouTube comments!
So I'm gonna keep this short and sweet. This one's all about the first three video in my series with HEDD Audio.
As usual the video is broken down into chapters so you can jump straight to what...