Amazing FREE first reflection points calculator software for setting your room, by Andreas Melcher

Acoustic reflections calculator for studio

Andreas Melcher was kind enough to show me his application. It´s a great online tool where you can calculate all reflections in a room. Paint dimensions of your room, place speaker and listening position, this app will show ray tracing of the room. This amazing tool will help you locating traps and diffusers in suitable … Read more

Reverberation time in control room, RT60

Reverberation time in control room

Reverberation time in your studio it´s very important, besides smooth response and free reflections points RT60 should be homogeneous in all bands. If you have a long decay time in the 125hz band and are very short on 4khz, for example, you will have an unbalanced response and an inaccurate bass response. The picture below shows usual … Read more

Bass traps in your studio Part II. Super chunks or tri-corners and low-frequency resonators

Low Frequency Resonators

Super chunks traps are very effective in our studio. When it´s needed a great amount of low-frequency absorption in a room we have to put very efficient traps on corners. This usually occurs on smaller rooms. Super chunks or Tri-corners Filling the corners with fiberglass or rock wool (60kg/m3) we will catch more low frequencies. … Read more

Bass traps in your studio – Improve the response in your control room

Bass traps for studios

Bass traps treating the low-frequencies are the most important thing in our studio, they blurring the sound creating distortion and coloration. They concentrate on corners and there we must place our bass traps, wall-wall, wall-ceiling or floor-wall. Placing bass traps in all corners will help to improve our bass problems, but the front wall and especially back … Read more

Decoupling monitors in your studio

Decoupling monitors with stands

Decoupling monitors are important to avoid sound vibrations from the speakers. If you place your monitors on a desktop or mixer this can produce “comb filtering” or coloration of the sound. Besides mechanical vibration of the speaker contribute to this phenomenon.  Using rigid stands it´s the best option. You have a lot of models in … Read more

First Reflection Points in control room

First Reflection Points

First reflection points are direct waves reflected from the walls of your room, sides, front, back, ceiling and floor. They must be treated to avoid the coloration created by the room, with absorption and diffusion.On these points you have to place absorbers and diffusers, and how to locate these points? You can use a small mirror … Read more

Monitors placement in the control room

Monitors placement in the control room

Try to avoid multiples of two in your monitor’s placement, since you will excite the room modes of the room. Monitors placement and listening position in the room it´s a very important factor that brings a better or worst frequency response. The situation of these element impact on nodes and antinodes in standing waves. As … Read more

Symmetry in the control room

Symmetry in the home studio

Symmetry in the control room it´s very important, it affects the stereo image and the information coming from both speakers.If all reflections and bounces of the room that monitors are transmitting arrive later from one channel, we will have coloration and distortion, plus a stereo image degraded. The room will be ideal if you maintain … Read more

Improve acoustics of your studio

Acoustic guide for home studio

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 … Read more