5 tips to Improve the sound of your home studio
here’s a collection of tips to help you get the most out your home studio setup.
These will really help improve the sound in your studio, and will also really help you get your mixes sounding great too.
So let’s jump right in.
1. Room setup.
Now as we’re talking home studios here, not all of us have the luxury in choosing a location for our studio.
Sometimes we only have one room available to use but if you do, and if possible, it’s best to place your listening and mixing position across the short wall of your room and have the sound coming out lengthwise. This will help you get a bass response that is flatter and it can also help you avoid reflections from the rear wall.
2. Traps and reflections.
Speaking of reflections, it will probably be necessary to treat reflection points in your room. Start with the early reflection points and work your way back along the walls. Then you can get to work on the rear wall.
If you can afford some, grab some bass traps such as “Auralex Acoustics” or “Ultimate Acoustics” and start tackling all those corners in your room too. These really help tighten up the bass sound in your room.
3. Monitor Height
Your monitors or speakers really need to be at the same height as your ears. If you can, elevate these to be at the same level.
4. Monitor placement
The placement of your monitors is really important, ideally in an equilateral triangle with your head and the monitors as each point. As you turn to look at each monitor you should be able to see the tweeter directly. Remember to have an equal distance between each point.
5. Monitor isolation
grab a pair of monitor stands which will isolate your speakers – such as ISO Acoustics or Adam Hall stands. these will really add a difference to the sound and you’ll notice tighter bass and enhanced imagery and an overall improvement in sound.
So there we have 5 simple tips for you to use which will absolutely help improve the sound of your home studio. If you can employ one of them today, great. If you can employ more or all, even better. You’ll notice a huge improvement right away and it’s a really wise investment for your studio.
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