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Front and Rear of Control Room

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

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).

My recording room mods, and a question about the spectrum

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.

Bad vocal tracking in my "treated" room


I am not satisfied with vocal tracking, it seems that I sing in a box and the voice seems as muffled. So if someone can refer me to a solution it would be great because this stiff turn me crazy.

So I take my shots via SM7B + FetHead + mogami cable >> preamp "UA610" unison simulation in "APOLLO TWIN" in thunderbolt connection to my mac MBP 2012 SSD AND 16 GB of RAM.

I chose a spot in a corner where the bass is not very present.

Cello and Piano Mics for small room

I am recording cello and piano in a small-medium size room that is too bright and live acoustically - I can't really treat it except to put a blanket under the piano.

What mic setup would you all recommend? I always used X-Y stereo on 2 small diaphragm cardoid mics and a large diaphram cardoid as spot mic up close (6 inches).

Would that work or the room work against me being too live? How to tame the room - only close mics, or putting the X-Y much closer like 2 ft high and far?

Pc outside control room

I need some help choosing the right equipment for my brand new studio.
I am building a room that I will use to rehearse and record drums. My PC is located in another room, which is more or less 10 m far away.
I have to choose an audio interface and a way to control everything while having my case far away, so my questions are:
- Is it possible to have a 10 meters cable for my ai?
- Do i Need something specific to avoid issues or latency?

Walls: Sound Isolation in Room with Foam Concrete Slab Insulation

I'm planning to sound-isolate an already-converted garage built on concrete slab. I want to modify the walls to have mass-air-mass with two layers of drywall inside and out.

The room has rigid foam insulation around the slab that protrudes into the room. The insulation, framing, and the drywall installed over it take up an additional 6"+ around the room perimeter. It seems the only way not to disturb the insulation is to add parallel framing on the inside, which I'd really like to avoid.

Dynamics pick up less room than condensers? True or Not?

We're having lots of comments that seem to be stating an almost 'rule' that if you have noises in your recording space that you don't want in the recording, then you go dynamic, and not condensers - and it's been said in many topics that this is an established fact.

I personally don't happen to agree with this, and I've spent some time trying to find examples of the science from respected sources, and I've failed. Loads of unsubstantiated comment, but no facts from any of the popular manufacturers, apart from the obvious ones.

Recording drums to sound big in a small room for hard rock/metal projects

I would like some feedback. I just finished an iso room in my studio to track in. I’m a drummer and I will never have the square foot or height to track ambient drums. I’m ok with that and I’m fine with adding room post tracking. I guess the biggest challenge I face is getting the drums sound big enough for hard rock/metal projects. Here’s a sample of arecent drum sample I tracked in the new room. I added the room sI'm post tracking.