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Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by -Nolly-, Aug 22, 2010.
Gotta find myself a proper desk..
So here's the new desk
Moved to a bigger place 2 months ago, turned the ''dining'' half of the living room into a studio
Still need to soundproof it a bit more but that'll come soon
Mind your tongue now. Soundproofing requires construction.
Room treatment on the other hand...
I'd strongly recommend filling out the form and getting a free room analysis from Auralex, then source the materials online, ie; Ebay as I did for a fraction of the cost.
Here's a thread discussing the same: http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/recording-studio/303650-can-vocal-room-too-dead.html
Then I used the wrong term I think, I'm probably talking room treatment then.
Basically getting some foam panels for on the wall here and there and maybe some other small things.
Don't necessarily need to get this on a pro grade level but just get the bouncing a bit less
Well, for what it's worth. Auralex had recommended upwards of about $900 worth of materials, all of which I found on Ebay for about $150 total, so even getting their free room analysis can provide you with the tangible resources on the cheap.
Don't get panels "just because". First analyze what's wrong with the sound in the room, then buy what you need. And moving your mixing desk around in the room to find the best spot comes a lot cheaper in the beginning.
Those foam panels only affect the really high end, so if the room is too bright and you end up with dark sounding mixes, then those panels are a good idea. On the other hand, if your mixes are too bright (ie. the room has muffled high end and you overcompensate that), you'll only make the problem worse with foam panels.
Using an online frequency generator and moving around the room with a dB meter (or a phone app) is a good way to find the problem areas (standing waves) and the specific frequencies they're in. Usually they're in the low end and in the corners of the room.
You can make an excel sheet of the frequencies what need to be tamed and the spots they're in, then go looking for traps that work for those frequencies. If the manufacturer is any good they have spec sheets of the traps and panels on their site.
You can also do a chart for your listening position for specific frequencies to see which ones are muffled and which are hyped. A phone app works fine for making this since you're only looking for relative level differences, not accurate measurements.
There is a method to the madness when it comes to room treatment. GIK Acoustics ( Acoustic Panels | Bass Traps | Diffusors | GIK Acoustics ) is a great source of information and they make great products!
Hey guys thanks for the advice! I'll definitely look into it, guess I'll really have to take my time with this to make it right and I will, it's for the greater good
A little update:
You have my favorite setup!
I love that setup, very nice looking! What is that monitor if I may ask? Looks like a really wide resolution!
Mine too! It's taken quite a while to find something that's perfect for me. This is it! Way better than dual monitors as well.
Thanks! It's a Dell U3415W, a 34" monitor. Love it!
What desk is that?
I built it myself as I couldn't find a suitable one anywhere...
Such a nice looking room. Love the vibe
Just hung up some lights around my set up i think it made the room a bit more vibey for writing and stuff.
Nice axeage going on there!
What desk is that? Link?
My current setup:
Sharp 32" LED HDTV
Samson Resolv 65a
M-Audio Axiom 61
Line 6 PODHD 500X
Roland Fantom XR
Custom built Intel Core-i7 PC with 24GB RAM, 256GB SSD (OS drive), 1TB HDD (data drive), running Windows 8.1 Professional operating system
Cockos Reaper 5
Native Instruments Komplete 9
Steven Slate SSD4 Platinum
Kazrog Recabinet 4
Guitar Pro 6