Home studio acoustics
We live in an age where technology plays a big part
In life in general and also in the music world.
We used to have to pay a huge amount of money to studios to record something, to find yourself in a professional serious recording studio
wasn’t as simple as it is today.
These days with a good computer, sound card and headphones you can create & record from your bedroom.
You can make your first song at your home!
It’s amazing to live during this revolutionary time! Do you feel lucky too?
But make no mistake, the art of sound is not an easy thing to develop.
You have to learn a lot to understand how things work and it takes time to get to the sound you are looking for. With time and experience you get to learn what tools to use and how to make your music sound through your computer naturally just as it is in reality –
This is what we are looking for to make it sound as real as possible, through technological tools there are a lot of methods achieve it but that’s a different story for a different article.
In this article we will talk about home studio acoustics
Why can’t I get to the sound I want to reach?
Do you ever ask yourself one of the following questions?
Why does my mix sound like this? Does the microphone bring another sound?
Why can’t I get to the sound I want ?
This is the reason we need to understand what’s going on in the acoustic space that you’re in
Many people are used to trying to cover up the lack of acoustics by expensive equipment but it just isn’t good enough.
This equipment plays inside a room and if this room is not acoustically treated it doesn’t matter how much the equipment cost or how good it is.
I decided that just as I wanted to help myself I also wanted others reach a better sound level.
Here are some small things to know
It is important to know that acoustics are a particularly accurate and mathematical science,
But the way we use it will change a lot according to the room we work in.
The goal is to create a state where there are no frequencies in the room so that we are able to reach that extreme amplification or weakening , otherwise it will obscure our ability to understand the sound when released in our room by speakers.
we will not go into the exact science of what to do with each part – At the end of the article there’ll be a video I found for you that will explain everything to you from start to finish.
Influencing factors of home studio acoustics
Room size and shape
Just as sound waves have lengths, and frequencies have different wavelengths, the frequency curve will change according to the dimensions of your room and the shape of it.
Different sizes will produce loads and cancellations of certain frequencies that are directly correlated to the wavelengths released in the room.
The walls of the room
The design involves building walls made of several layers of different materials at different compressions to handle different groups of frequencies.
The location of your speakers and your seat
Different locations in the room will create a meeting at different angles to the walls of the room, affecting the way you receive reflections.
Once we understand the major factors that affect the frequency response of our workspace, we can take a few initial steps to begin improving our acoustics.
If you have a number of possible rooms for building your home studio, your preference will usually be as rectangular as possible, and as little of a square.
There are several guiding principles regarding furniture and studio space design. The most wooden furniture option is as small as possible but as heavy as possible, with the preferred material being solid wood.
In addition, a parquet or carpeted floor will always be preferable to a bare floor, but these are relatively negligible differences. In contrast, the ceiling is a particularly important part with a lot of influence on the nature of the room, it is recommended to use melamine-type sponges, which are sold in braces, and the recommendation is standard plates of 120 by 60 cm.
Choosing home studio monitors
Some dry details that are important to consider are that the
dedicated stands are heavier than the speaker itself. Normally recommended stands may be made, such as a desk, solid wood, or solid materials.
Headphones for studio work?
Headphones can be a good solution when you do not have adequate acoustic treatment for the room, especially when it comes to high-quality studio headphones. This can solve your acoustics problem in a certain way.
We hope you liked this article -music hunger team.
If you want to learn more and take action
then I found for you a great YouTube video of several sections showing the process from beginning to end and explaining it all – enjoy!