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Case Study: 80/20 acoustics in a small basement (measurements) real-world case studies

One thing that is REALLY hard to judge when you first dive into the endless pit that is studio acoustics:

How much treatment do you actually need?

And how much are you actually getting for your money?

Like.. how well can you actually expect it to work when you say, put 12 panels in your...

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Knowledge Bomb #1: Subwoofers, Measurement Mics, Room Correction and more! youtube comments q&a

I wanted to give some love back to all of you who have been commenting my YouTube videos and getting… crickets.

Truth is: YouTube comments are just one of the many things that got cut when prioritizing to move this ship forwards.

BUT I do read them and appreciate anyone who takes the...

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Where to put the bed in a bedroom studio? setting up a new studio

So. What if you can’t dedicate your entire room to sound?

Maybe you’re literally working out of a bedroom studio.

How do you best deal with that huge chunk of wood and fabric being in the room?

In this video I want to show you what impact having your bed in the room will have...

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Case Study: Bass trap control down to 40Hz (with measurements) real-world case studies

Have you ever wanted to see exactly how well bass traps work in the real world?

Like just how much the frequency response and the the decay of the room actually improves as you treat the room?

Well have I got a special video for you today!

The other day I jumped on a call with one of my...

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Cube Room: How to make it work setting up a new studio

Are you one of the unlucky b*strds working out of cube-shaped room?

I’m just messing with ya. 

I think it’s totally blown out of proportion how bad cube rooms really are.

So let’s take a deep breath, release some tension in our shoulders, and learn about why a cube...

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When are you done with acoustic treatment? (how much is enough?) setting up a new studio

If you’re someone interested in acoustics (I’m going to assume you are, otherwise why would you be here..) and you’ve messed around a little with treatment in your room, you’ve probably asked yourself the question at some point:

How far do I need to take all this?

...

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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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