acoustics

  1. T

    Advice on speaker placement

    I've recently moved into a new place, and I've got a loft room as space for my home studio. It's far from ideal, but it's the only plausible space I've got. Being a loft room, there are stairs leading up to it from below, rather than there being a door in the wall like most rooms. My issue is...
  2. ianlucerofilms

    Treating a studio that has central air

    Hello I'm new here so please bare with me if I get certain terms wrong or am not describing the problem clearly. I'll try my best. I am a video/editing guy by trade but am a stickler for good sound and as many of you know sound can be the least important thing or last thing on anyone's mind on...
  3. komencanto

    Audio Drama, episode 1

    Hey guys - I've bugged you for a number of months for room treatment and recording advice after becoming weirdly interested in audio drama a couple of years ago. We just wrapped up our first episode and I figured I would drop a link here. http://utopiapodcast.com Aside from our sound...
  4. J

    Control Room Surrounded by Glass

    Hey guys! I’m putting together my new control room, and I’m a little bit stumped on some of my treatment options. Normally I know where to start putting panels up based on listening position, measuring for first reflections, etc.. but this control room is built in the shape of something like an...
  5. Jason Morris

    Building a new Drum Room

    Hi! I have been slowly working on building out a new room in my basement for practicing/recording drums. It's been a slow process, that has thus far involved removing water heaters, and breaking up the concrete floor to re-route the water main so that I have a relatively unobstructed floor...
  6. komencanto

    Builder recommendations in Eastern US-CT: vocal isolation booth, ~7'x12'

    I have an 8'x12' corner available within a larger room (with 8' ceiling) for a vocal isolation booth. Any builder recommendations in the Eastern Connecticut area who can get it quiet in there? I'm on the fence about doing it myself - if I can avoid construction I'd like to. Thanks!
  7. Todzilla

    Heavy Curtains over windows?

    So, my studio is 16' X 23' X 14' (Cathedral Ceilings). It's made out of stucco'ed cynderblock with voids filled with sand. It sounded wonderfully horrible before I treated it. I've put up a bunch of DIY Ethan Weiner bass traps alternating with OC703 offset from the walls a few inches. Corners...
  8. Colin

    Room treatment isn't necessary

    This has been in my heart and on my mind for a long time and I wanted to share. I'm by no means a professional. But I've made some absolute classics in my time of being a home studio recording artist of 12 years. With that said, I think room treatment such as bass traps and acoustic...
  9. JoshHPMusic

    Speaker/Listening Position in This Odd-Shaped Room?

    Hi all, Just wanted to post a measurement diagram of my room and see if anyone can help me with where I should place my monitors and desk for best listening position? I know a fair bit about room acoustics and have a well treated room at home, but while I'm at college my room is shaped like...
  10. MAJ G

    Old House retrofit construction questions

    OK, I have been reading Rod's book and have a couple of questions about how to retrofit an existing space in regards to Mass Air Mass concept and keeping it airtight. Situation: 1925 Craftsman House of shiplap construction with a walk out basement/garage that is not insulated to be turned into...
  11. Purple Noise

    New office, new sound problems...

    I’ve remodeled my room and turned it into an office. Things that used to absorb a lot of sound like the carpet, bed and curtains are now gone. I’ve got the new furniture in, but my online friends say I sound like I’m talking to them from the bathroom, lol. My questions are: 1.) Where should I...
  12. G

    How much ISO do I need?

    Ill try to make this short. My wife and I just moved into our new build house. I am wanting to construct a home studio in the basement that can later be a nice man cave and/or home theater for the next buyers. I read through Rod Garvais' book, and it seems a little over my head, but there are...
  13. D

    DIY Bass Traps

    Im going the DIY route for acoustic room treatment and I want to start with bass traps. I have the budget but im curious which, if any, of these bass trap methods have significantly better low end benefits than the other. Bass trap styles: (15" + 8' tall) square superchunk (15"x15"x21" +...
  14. howiedrum

    New Studio Planning

    Hi all. So much great information. I am on my second read of Rod Gervais’s book. It has been a dream of mine to have my own studio and the time has come. Here is some information and my plan. I am completely open to suggestions. I do not have my designs drafted on yet partly because I haven’t...
  15. RickL

    Converting a Shed into a Recording Studio

    Hi, New here. I've been building a she shed for my wife and she realized it would be better if we swapped the music room in the house for her to set up her sewing and I move into her she shed and use it as the music room. So, audio isolation is already set. Thankfully it's a quiet neighborhood...
  16. Pedro Meadows

    Building a Shed Studio 16'x16'

    Hello Everyone, My name is Pedro, and I've been doing home recordings of my music since I was 14 years old. I recently became a home owner, and ever since then I've been dying to set up my gear and get back to recording. I haven't done any recording since 2013 due to family issues, and since...
  17. louzin

    acoustic solutions for poor stereo image

    Hello everyone! for a mixing/control room, I know that Equal distance of the mix spot in terms of walls is very important for having great stereo image. But in case when it’s impossible to move the mix spot, what are the treatment solutions or ideas please? when you have the left speaker pretty...
  18. J de Berker

    Studio Ventilation

    Hello, My first post on here... Does anyone have some guidance and/or plans of silencers for use with a ventilations system i a studio? I am using 220x90mm rigid PVC duct in the ceiling space above the room within a room. I plan to drop the duct in opposite corners of the room in plenums and...
  19. pb69

    Where To Place Desk And Monitors

    I can only use the living room in my new apartment. I need advice where to place my desk and monitors. The 3D rendering is of the apartment but the furnishings aren't mine. Think of the living room empty. I haven't moved in yet.
  20. D

    Studio setup advice with an off sided window

    I have a 11 x 13 x 9ft ceiling room with a front window that covers most of that wall. My problem is when I center my mixing position on this window wall as I have been advised to do by other designers, I get one speaker in front of the window and one on what's left of the wall. So one speaker...
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