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Pressure vs Velocity: Which Bass Trap Should You Get? bass traps and low frequency control

I've already showed you a simple way to figure out if the bass trap you are thinking about getting for your room is a pressure (tuned/resonance/membrane) trap, or a velocity trap (porous, broadband), and what that means about how they work and how to use it.

But which type is actually the...

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Having Trouble Finding The Best Bass Trap For Your Room? bass traps and low frequency control

Are you having trouble finding the right bass trap for your studio?

You know you need more low end control, so you go online and you google "bass traps". But there are just so many different products and designs out there and they all sort of promise the same thing!

"Best bass trap on the...

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The 3 Big Wins Of Studio Acoustics With Jesco Lohan On darko.audio podcasts

I recently spoke to John of darko.audio, a blog and Youtube channel on all things high-fidelity speakers and improving listening room sound quality.

Now my focus here on Acoustics Insider is on audio professionals and improving the sound in home and project studios. But John's just a cool...

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ADAM Audio “Behind Closed Doors“ speakers

If you had the chance to get an inside look at a loudspeaker company like ADAM Audio, what would you want to see?

If you didn’t have to be “politically correct“ and truly got to go behind the scenes, what would you want to know?

Yesterday, I got the chance to do just that.

And...

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Jesco Lohan On The MasterYourMix.com Podcast podcasts

It’s insanely fun to do them (especially if you’re the one being interviewed ?), and you get to share A TON of great information in a really short amount of time.

This time around I got to speak with Mike Indovina on his MasterYourMix.com podcast,...

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An Inconvenient Truth About Room Acoustics (The Myth Of The Flat Frequency Response) measurements

I’m sure you’ve heard someone say:

“Oh, this dude’s room is perfectly flat. Like, you can hear every little detail. And the bass. The bass! Whenever I check my mixes in his room, we make like 2...

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Is The Window Behind My Speakers Causing Problems? setting up a new studio

If you are working out of a home studio, you probably have a window somewhere in your room that you've been wondering about.

Is it causing a problem that you don't know about? What's the best way to treat the reflections coming off of the glass? Will curtains help?

In this video I want to show...

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Acoustics Insider Feature On SonicScoop speakers

I’m sure you’ve heard the advice that you should always, and under all circumstances place your speakers at some apparently magic distance from the front wall.

If you’ve tried it and found that it sounds like crap, you’re not alone!

In fact it’s such bad advice, that...

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Why Mixing At Low Volume Does NOT Remove Your Room (But You Still Should) mix translation & psychoacoustics

A common trick to getting more out of your speakers and hearing better is to simply turn down the volume and mix at a low level.

It's certainly true that this will help you make better balancing decisions, hear punch, compression and dynamics better all around.

But the reason is not that you are...

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How To Find The Right Studio Desk For Your Room setting up a new studio

The other day, I came across this picture on Facebook:

A speaker manufacturer is claiming how well a particular brand of studio desk works together with their speaker.

I gasped in disbelief. This is a good combination? Thankfully the comments jumped right on it.

I just wonder what would happen...

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Should You Shut Your Studio Door? mix translation & psychoacoustics

Have you ever wondered what impact it has on your studio sound if you open or close the door?

Today I'll show you why it's probably best to just keep your studio door closed, and why it has nothing to do with improving acoustics.

In fact it's all about reducing the variables that change the...

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Smart Acoustic Treatment: How To Get The Most Out Of Your New Room And Speakers setting up a new studio

I get some version of this email every day:

“I’m about to move to a new room and I want to make sure I get the most out of it. I’ve been researching acoustic treatment, but I’m confused. The room’s got some weird angles and I just don’t know where to start....

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