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Two rooms, two choices. How do you choose? setting up a new studio

Are you currently looking at a new space for your studio? 

It happens so often. Home studios are usually actually in our homes after all. And if you move, well, so does your studio unfortunately.

And sometimes you get lucky and you actually have two potential candidates.

Maybe...

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"Do I need a carpet?" setting up a new studio

Does your room have a carpeted floor? Or are you thinking about putting down a carpet?

Because you often read that that’s one of the first things you should do if you’re just getting started with treating your room. And it does reduce the reverb in the room a little after all.

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Diffusion In Home Studios: Do’s And Don’ts For Small Rooms diffusion

When and how to use diffusion correctly in a small home studio can be a bit of a.. mystery.

I mean, what are they even supposed to do in the first place? Do they just… work, no matter where you put them?

Or can you actually mess something up if you don’t use them correctly?

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Home Studio Soundproofing: 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid To Reduce Noise noise reduction and sound proofing

One of the most difficult things to get right in your home studio is soundproofing.

Making sure you don’t bother the neighbors or the rest of the house.

You’re budget only stretches so far, but you have to find a way to reduce any noise escaping through that open staircase or...

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Ideal Room Dimensions: When Is It Actually Worth Optimizing Ratios? setting up a new studio

If you’re setting up a studio in a new room, or you’re thinking of switching to a different room, you’ve probably come across the idea of ideal room dimensions or optimizing ratios.

And maybe you’re actually in a position where you’re seriously considering...

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Speaker Size vs Room Size: Looking At The Science speakers

If you’re searching for a new speaker for your studio, you’ve probably wondered what the best size for your room is.

Should you get a speaker with a 5-inch woofer? Or maybe 6-inch? Or maybe even 8-inch?

What about speakers with a horizontal driver layout instead of a vertical...

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Broadband Bass Traps: What About Frequencies You Don't Want To Fix? bass traps and low frequency control

After my last video, I got the following question:

“I have problems with some peaks in the bass and to me it looks like if I put in broadband absorbers it will absorb more in the frequencies that I don't have problems with. Won't that give more/other problems?"

That's a valid...

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Why "Bass Traps" Aren't Actually Bass Traps bass traps and low frequency control

What do you think of when you hear the word "bass trap"?

A triangular foam wedge? A square box wrapped in fabric? A tube trap?

Bass traps come in so many different sizes, shapes, thicknesses and densities. It can be super confusing!

But what actually is a "bass trap" when it comes down...

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Recording Room Acoustics On A Budget (Podcast) podcasts

Have you noticed that in our little music studio world, it seems like 95% of the tips on acoustics and treating your room are all about optimizing mixing rooms.

But what about recording or live room acoustics?

Do the same techniques and approaches even work? What should you focus on here?...

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"I've got this annoying resonance at 126Hz!!" bass traps and low frequency control

If you have this problem you'll know exactly what I’m talking about:

You sit down to work on a mix, you press play, and for a few seconds everything seems fine. 

But then the bass kicks in and just as it hits that one note, all hell breaks loose.

This super loud, super annoying...

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The One Problem No Bass Trap Can Fix bass traps and low frequency control

Have you tested your room’s low end, or visited another studio, and while walking around you thought:

"Damn, this room has some serious low end issues!“

The bass is all over the place. Total suck out over here, massive resonance over there.

"We need some PROPER bass absorption...

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Can Bass Traps Take Away Too Much Bass? bass traps and low frequency control

I’m sure you’ve heard the advice before that:

"You can’t have too many bass traps!“

But you’ve probably also heard stories off people putting way too much absorption in their room and it ending up sounding over-damped, or even "dead“.

You get that...

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