Can a room be too BIG to be a music studio?
We talk about rooms being too small all the time.
With it come the typical problems.
Like standing waves messing up your low end, reflections messing up your stereo image, and in general the lack of space for.. anything really.
But how does that change...
There’s one aspect to acoustic treatment that can be hard to grasp at first.
And that’s just how much of it you actually need to hear a proper difference in your room.
It also doesn’t help that “how the room sounds” is actually a pretty bad indicator of how well you...
Are you thinking about upgrading your studio desk?
Maybe you’re even toying with the idea of an angled desk to get rid of the desk reflection?
Well, there are some good and some bad reasons to upgrade your desk.
In my opinion getting rid of the desk reflection isn’t one.
Have you messed around with ChatGPT yet?
Do you remember what the very first thing was that you asked it?
I asked it to tell me a joke about psychedelics and dog paws. Here it is:
"Why did the dog take psychedelics?
To get a different paw-spective."
High-five for technology.
But THEN I...
When you go shopping for insulation material for your bass traps, it usually comes in these big rolls or packs, sealed in plastic.
It’s a pretty convenient package!
Why not just leave them as they are and stack them up in the corners?
That will also keep any fibers from flying around and...
Have you tried Room EQ Wizard to measure your room any time lately?
Then you've probably noticed that just taking the measurements is one thing.
Although even doing only that plenty of things can trip you up.
But it’s a whole other thing to know what you should look at and actually analyze...
When was the last time you optimized your workflow in your studio?
Because if you want consistent results (aka the mix that translates every time), nothing is going to get you there apart from an absolutely rock-solid, proven process of steps from start to finish.
There’s a reason that the...
Over the past weeks Graham of Music City Acoustics and I have been showing you step-by-step how to treat a home studio.
If you’ve missed those episodes, check them out here.
And unsurprisingly, there were a TON of questions about the whole thing.
So we decided to do a follow-up Q&A...
Home Studios are full of compromises that we have to deal with to get the best sound.
Sometimes a door is inconveniently placed in a corner that you want to use for bass trapping.
Or the wall you’d ideally want to face with your setup has a huge window in it.
Or one side is made of...
I’m sure you’ve wondered this at some point or other:
Is it really OK for your health to have all that mineral or glass wool around you in your studio?
Surely that stuff can’t be good for you, right?
I mean, those tiny little fibers must go everywhere.
What actually happens in...
Sub-bass control with resonance traps. The holy grail of studio acoustics.
When it comes down to it, the lowest of the lowest audio frequencies can really only be properly absorbed with targeted, tuned resonance absorbers.
For most of us DIY audio engineers, this tends to be outside the scope of...
If you’ve been following my start-to-finish room treatment series with Graham from MusicCityAcoustics, I’m sure you’ve thought:
“Yeaaaah, that looks great ‘n all… But how well does it work?”
Well today we’re going to find out.
In this video...