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Near, Mid, Far Field Speakers: Why you should(n’t) care. speakers

If there was ever a set of misused terms in acoustics, then it’s "near field", "mid field", and "far field" speakers.

Don’t get me wrong. 

There’s a useful distinction to be made between various sizes of speakers.

But it actually has nothing to do with what near...

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Where is the best place for the studio door? setting up a new studio

Most of us DIY home studio folks are really stuck with the cards we’re dealt, aka a spare bedroom, basement or attic that we then convert to a studio.

So usually we’re not really able to chose where the studio door should go.

But sometimes we have a few options for different...

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Is placing your speakers half-way between floor and ceiling a bad idea? speakers

In my last video I talked about finding the right size computer screen for your home studio setup (it’s actually a speaker placement question).

As a follow up, our fellow no-voodoo brother Ben C. asked me what happens though when your room is exactly 8 feet high and you end up placing...

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What size computer screen is right for your room? setting up a new studio

I got this excellent question from a follower last week:

"I’m looking for buying a new computer screen/monitor and would like a modern 34” or 38” ultra wide screen. But because of my small room I have some problems to not have the screen interfere with the line of sight of...

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Bass traps floor to ceiling, or half the corner good enough? bass traps and low frequency control

This week let’s talk bass trapping again. 

Placing bass traps in particular.

Because when you’re trying to tackle that endlessly confusing topic of low end control in your home studio, it can be so easy to get caught up in rabbit holes that have you questioning your sanity...

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Recording Room Acoustic Treatment With Jesco Lohan - The Self Recording Band Podcast #49 podcasts

Usually I’d have another video for you today.

But something weird I’ve noticed about video is that the time it takes to produce it seems to go up proportionally with the length of the video.

So I try and keep my videos short, somewhere around the 10min mark.

But I could cover...

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Do you need an air gap behind your panels? panel placement & reflections

A question that pops up time and time again on panel mounting is this:

Should your panels sit flush against the wall, or should there be an air gap behind them?

Some people say to hang them against the wall, others suggest the air gap. 

But does it even make any difference? And is...

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Hang panels vertical or horizontal? panel placement & reflections

In this first video of the year I want to focus on a simple question, but one that can easily drag you down into a complicated rabbit hole:

Should you hang your panels vertically or horizontally on the wall?

Is there a significant difference between these two options? Which orientation...

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Is my room too small to get good sound? setting up a new studio

If you’re just about to set up a new home studio and the only option for a room you’ve got is on the small end, then I’ll bet you’ve wondered:

Is this room TOO small?

Is it even possible to get good sound in a room this size?

Or is it a lost cause and you...

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What’s a good frequency response in a treated room? (measurements) measurements

Have you ever wondered what a GOOD frequency response in a studio actually looks like?

Cause it's not like you see a lot of them floating around. Pro studios and acousticians definitely seem to like keeping 'em under wraps..

How much does it actually improve with treatment? 

And what...

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What’s a normal frequency response in an untreated room? (measurements) measurements

Have you ever looked at the frequency response of your room and thought:

Is this really what my room sounds like?

Is it really THAT bad?

It’s so easy to get worried that there might be a serious problem that you don’t know anything about.

How is there any way to trust what...

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Upgrade to bigger speakers or get a sub? speakers

Are you getting enough low end extension from your speakers?

Or do they start to drop off where things get interesting, and you’re wondering if it’s worth upgrading to something bigger. 

So you can really feel that punch in the chest and the bass in your gut.

Usually you...

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