Studio Acoustics & Construction

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Live Rooms, ISO Booths. Understanding & improving recording studio acoustics with bass traps, absorber, diffuser, diffusion, foam etc

Practice mixer

Submitted by D.drummer on Sat, 02/20/2021 - 04:47

Hi guys,

I have an alesis crimson ii, and use a behringer 250watt amp. I have a small practice room in the garage and currently just using my smartphone to play backing tracks through, I am absolutely useless when it comes to technology -so do I need a mixer? It's just me drummin away so i wouldn't want anything too fancy but i think it could all sound better? Any help or recommendations would be great! Thanks

Building home studio in shipping container

Submitted by YDR on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 12:10

Building a home studio, but this is what i'm working with, looks like there's no two-ways about it in terms of budget, location etc.:

-Building it in a shipping container. Yup, that's right. About 20'x6.5', height around 6.5'-8'
-Budget for sound-proofing and acoustic treatment: around $7,000 maybe could go a little more.
-DIY

Anyone have any ideas how to do this right? And i will NOT be reading Rod Gervais's book before this, mainly because of time.

Front and Rear of Control Room

Submitted by Max Rays Music on Sun, 12/27/2020 - 07:02

In 1978, when I was a grad student at North Texas, we were installing a new master control room for the College of Music. Back then, the discussion had to do with contrasting front and rear wall treatments. Our room was designed with a live front, monitors mounted on a wooden wall, with the rear wall deadened by at least three feet of soft insulation. Some designers, back then, thought you should have the opposite, speakers on a dead, no reflection, wall with a live, reflexive wall behind you.

Building a room within a room on a floating floor solutions

Submitted by chag0101 on Sat, 12/26/2020 - 11:21

Hello! I have an impact noise attenuation question.

If I build a room within a room on a floating floor using a Mason spring jack type system, will this make low frequency impact noise coming from an upstairs neighbor practically inaudible at night (assuming it’s done properly)? I live in a high-rise (an upper floor) cast concrete apartment building with 8-inch(20cm) slabs and I am concerned about noise coming from dragging the furniture on tiles and laminate floor at night coming from an inconsiderate neighbor (I don’t have access to the noise source to treat it there).

Home Studio Setup

Submitted by jPaul on Wed, 12/23/2020 - 14:08

I don't anticipate I will be able to soundproof it much, but more concerned with getting the room ready for mixing.

What would you recommend I do for the acoustical aspects to making the room acceptable for mixing?

The room size is 11'4" x 11'.8" x 9' ceiling. (Not ideal, I know.)

Also, if I'm not soundproofing the room, would it make any different if I installed a sound room double door?

Spitfire audio - stereo, binaural and experiments

Submitted by paulears on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 14:27

The folk at Spitfire Audio have this rather worth listening to YouTube = you need speakers AND headphones to watch the video. Some amazingly realistic clips and a guy with only one working ear explaining how he can perceive locational info from sounds!

My recording room mods, and a question about the spectrum

Submitted by parabel on Tue, 11/03/2020 - 11:09

I'm setting up a converted garage to record voice. The room dimensions are 22'9" x 23'2", with an eight-foot ceiling.

I live near an industrial property that produces noise. In particular, there is the sound of a piece of industrial machinery at around 240Hz, and the back-up warning beeping of construction vehicles.

Soundproofing wood shed... worth the effort and cost?

Submitted by Chris del Camino on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:12

Hi folks! New to forum here. Before I begin, please know I've searched forums & threads far and wide on the topic of soundproofing sheds but just had some questions I've never seen fully answered, as well as having bought and read the Gervais build-your-own-studio book.

I've got a 12' x 10' x 10' gable roof wooden shed, elevated a few inches off ground. I'm moving to the location where it's installed, not there currently. I'll outline my basic soundproofing plan before my questions:

Abbey Road - Interesting Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber video

Submitted by paulears on Sun, 07/19/2020 - 10:26

A nice flash around Abbey Rd - and apart from the acoustics, a nice look at the Decca Tree - the first time I've heard anyone well known talk about it.
https://www.facebook.com/AndrewLloydWebber/videos/4072936209415028/