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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 should go looking for something else?

Well, as so often in acoustics, there’s no real black and white answer to this question.

It’s more of matter of understanding what you’re getting yourself into with a certain room size and realizing where you really need to focus your efforts if you’re going to make it work.

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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 you why you can think of windows just like any other surface of drywall in your studio.

I'll also show you why it's better to work with a combination of deep absorbers and a thin curtain, rather than a thick acoustic curtain covering the entire window.

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.

But does it actually help in the grand scheme of things?

And how does it affect the floor reflection or floor bounce?

In this video I want to show you what a carpet does to the acoustics in your room, and why it’s not really a good idea if you actually want to take treating your room seriously to get a better sound from your speakers.

I’ll also show you what to do if you’re stuck with a carpeted floor in the room that you have available.

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