Improve acoustics will help you to make better mixes in your studio. This acoustic guide is optimal for people with no knowledge of acoustics.
Did not it ever happen to you that after mixing a song which plays perfectly in your studio but sounds different on other players?
Your monitors sound great but you are listening to the monitors+ Reflections of your room.
Acoustics is the most important “gear” in which we must invest. It can be a little expensive in some situations, in others not much, the dimensions and shape of the room will make the difference.
“We need to avoid reflections of the room for making accurate mixes“
With this acoustic guide, I want to show you a basic method for improving your room.
I advise you to read these posts and apply them in your studio:
Symmetry in the control room
Monitors placement in the control room
First Reflection Points in control room
Decoupling monitors in your studio
Bass traps in your studio
Bass traps in your studio Part II. Super chunks or tri-corners and low frequency resonators
Reverberation time in control room, RT60
Final tweaks in the control room. Adding diffusers
I have been working on recording studios for more than 20 years, apart from install and treat several control rooms, so I´d like to share my experiences, I am sure will help.
We begin with symmetry in the room.