There is no shortage of "experts" with a wide range of opinions on the subject of sound correction. When I first started researching the science behind room treatment it was overwhelming, to save you time I tried to get the best resources and put it all in one place. Here are some of my favorites...
If you have any interest in Production, Mix Engineering, or Mastering watching Pensado's Place is a MUST
Bob Hodas of bobhodas.com teaches Dave and co. the secrets behind making your room sound the best it can be.
In the 40th episode of Pensado’s Place, Thomas Jouanjean of Northward Acoustics Engineering joins Dave and Herb in studio to talk about how to get the best sounding acoustics for your room!
Acoustic Treatment Myths
Acoustic treatment can be a ridiculously confusing topic.
Speaking from personal experience, I wish I had gotten acoustic treatment for my studio much sooner than I did. Recording and mixing without acoustic treatment is similar to playing golf with really cheap clubs. You might be able to put together a decent round, but you’re constantly limited by the capabilities of your equipment.
Without acoustic treatment, you’re constantly limited by the capabilities of your room. READ MORE...
Let me take a step back and explain what I mean by “digital room correction.” There are several products on the market now that can tune studio monitors to the room they are in. For example, if the room is causing a boost at 200 Hz, these products will use a digital EQ to attenuate 200 Hz. The end result is (ideally) a flat frequency response.
The way these products go about measuring the room is by using an omnidirectional measurement microphone to “listen” to the room while the system generates white or pink noise through the studio monitors. Since the generated noise has the same amount of energy (or volume) across the frequency spectrum, the system can then intelligently “hear” when certain frequencies are being either boosted or cut by the acoustics of the room.
There are three main products that come to mind that incorporate digital room correction:
The audience member who asked Gavin about room correction actually owns a pair of JBL LSRs, but he has no acoustic treatment in his home studio. He was basically wanting to know if he could “get away with” just using the room correction feature on the speakers without buying any acoustic treatment. READ MORE...
If you are serious about your own career as a musician, DJ, or producer, or just like good sounding environment, here’s something worth learning. A room with good acoustics is essential for recording and mixing your music. If you make music in a room with great acoustics, it has the best chance of sounding good in other rooms too.
In the past, a measurement setup would cost more than $1,000, but nowadays you can grab the tools to do the job for a couple hundred bucks.
All prices are in USD.