How to Improve Your Home Studio Acoustics
- Written by Rodrigo Marques
To record music and enjoy positive results in your home studio, it is very important to check the acoustics of your recording room.
If you're doing a studio, the first step is to think about choosing a room that is far enough from the street and noise sources, such as: the TV room, bathroom, kitchen, or garage that contains car.
In this post, I would like to share some tips on how to improve the acoustics of your recording room, preventing sound leakage and maintaining its high-quality recording.
A room with parallel and nearby walls produces disadvantages for recording. This is because the amount of sound creates standing waves, and that ends in undesirable noises and echoes.
To avoid this problem, you can cover one wall creating an uneven wall surface or absorbable. You can make pyramids or trellises, but I would never use concave curves. This type of surface reflects and diffuses the sound you want to hear. The diffuse sound prevents standing waves and eliminates dead spots. You should also put the flat surfaces some broadcasters such as orthopedic foam and materials such as thick carpet.
Positioning the Audio Monitors
The wrong positioning of the audio monitor can cause a phase interference between the reflected sound and direct sound. If the amount of refracted sound that propagates the room is larger than the sound coming out of the monitor, then you will have a strong effect reverb. So you should position the towers for the monitors so that they stay close to the walls, ceiling, equipment, everything to prevent reverberation. If your walls or ceilings are not good at absorbing sound, so avoid placing monitors in corners.
An excessive absorption can create a dead sound in the room. Choose materials that absorb a large audio track, such as hardwood floors, thick fabric such as carpet, or even plaster.
The acoustic of your room is good when you cannot even hear an echo. When you clap in the room, you should hear a slight reverberation. So you can enjoy the clear and balanced sound of the bass. The cymbal is not left with a dry sound, and the voices of the singers sound clean and defined between the monitors.
These tips will help improve the efficiency of your music production within your home studio and ensure that you can enjoy perfect recordings, inside and outside the studio.
Check this video from YouTube about Acoustic Improvement...
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