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Knowledge Bomb #4: Tube traps, plastic wrap, desk selection and more! youtube comments q&a

Better late than never: Happy New Year!

Let's start 2022 with another Knowledge Bomb, answering your YouTube comments questions in a video because I feel guilty that I don't have the time to get in the weeds myself.

As always, the video is broken down into chapters.

So binge the whole...

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In case you missed it.. mix translation & psychoacoustics

If you missed my live YouTube session this past Monday, come check it out!

I hung out with Bobby Balow of Raytown Productions, talking about all things low end translation from a home studio.

From room acoustics to understanding speaker calibration, subwoofers and multi-band compression, we...

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Acoustic Reflections: Does this *thing cause a problem? panel placement & reflections

Have you ever wondered if a certain *thing (insert *beam/pillar/furniture/cubby/screen/etc here) in your room is causing an acoustic problem?

Maybe you've got a bunch of panels up on the wall and you're thinking that the wood frame is actually reflecting sound in a bad way.

Or there's an...

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How to mix in an untreated room with Bobby Torres (Frightbox Recording) mix translation & psychoacoustics

If there's one thing I WON'T tell you in any of my videos or emails, it's that you absolutely HAVE to treat your room.

In fact what I've learned over time is that for most people, just doing the basics is often enough. It's those first few measures that tend to bring the largest benefit.

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Bass Traps: Dealing with bass build up in corners bass traps and low frequency control

Are you dealing with heaaavyyyyy bass build up in a corner or some part of your room?

So when you play some music all hell breaks loose?

And now you're wondering how to best tackle the problem?

Surely that can't be good...

Does this mean your room is particularly bad?

Can you even get...

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Studio Speakers: Why I always match speaker volumes by ear speakers

Every once in a while when you're setting up speakers in a new room, you find that the phantom center ends up just that slight bit shifted to the side.

It's not crazy strong, but definitely noticeable.

And that even though you spent a not insignificant amount of time making sure the...

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Knowledge Bomb #3: Speaker decoupling, bookshelves, flush mounting and more! youtube comments q&a

It's time for another lightning round of answering your questions from the YouTube comments!

In this week's video, let's talk about:

  • Decoupling monitors on stands?
  • What SPL do I monitor at?
  • Where do I find the PDFs?
  • How do very low frequencies fit in small rooms?
  • Are bookshelves in corners...
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Mix Translation: Three mistakes that keep you from trusting your room mix translation & psychoacoustics

You know that feeling you get when, after a late night of mixing, you get into the studio the next morning, feeling all excited, bubbly inside?

Cause you can't wait to hear how freakin' AWESOME the mix sounded you were working on last night?

So you make a quick cup of coffee, boot up your...

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Should you get a second (or third) set of speakers? speakers

Are you one of those people who collects speakers like they're sneakers?

A different pair for each day of the week? (You know who you are..)

But even if you've just got that one set and it's not really working for you.

You can't really hear what's going on in the music, balancing is...

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Behind The Scenes: A full tour of my studio real-world case studies

I don't know how it is for you. But whenever I see people's videos on YouTube I wonder:

What's outside of the frame that you've chosen?

What dirty little secrets are you hiding that you don't want me to see?

I bet you have a junk corner with all sorts of interesting crap.

And it...

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Knowledge Bomb #2: Fixing Low End, Diffusion, Isolation and more! youtube comments q&a

A short one from me today.

Cause it's time for another lightning round of answering your questions from the YouTube comments!

In this week's video, let's talk about:

  • Combining insulation material of different densities.
  • Why I don't talk about Hifi listening rooms.
  • How to fix the bass at...
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Acoustic Measurements: Some bad advice. measurements

Have you ever posted on a forum (or read someone's post) about how to get started treating your room, and the echo chamber responded:

"You gotta measure your room first!"

I keep reading this over and over again, and every time I think:

Great, another soul lost down the rabbit hole. See...

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