I hope you´re doing marvellously well! Today, I have a very special video for you:
Barry Rudolph will teach you how to treat your home-studio, so you can create a listening environment you can trust and get your mixes to sound great across all playback systems.
As mixers, we´re constantly on a quest to make the best sounding music possible.
To achieve that, we´re trying many different approaches:
Some of us are steadily on the hunt for the latest and best plugins that replicate the sound of the classic analogue hardware we all love. That´s great! Most of today´s plugins are very well designed and can actually make a huge different in your mixes.
But what matters more than anything else is having a good listening environment.
You can´t mix what you can´t hear!
If you don´t have a listening environment you can rely on, you won´t be able to make the right mixing decisions.
– Not even with 500 k worth of analogue hardware.
The importance of a good listening environment gets underestimated by a lot of young engineers and it´s one of the main problems a most home-studio owners are struggling with.
How does it show?
You´ll know you´re having this issue if you´ve finished up on a mix and are happy with the results. You print it out and take your mix to the car or any other playback system. – Only to find that it sounds completely different from what you´ve heard in your studio.
This can be very frustrating and confusing. Especially if you´ve worked hard on a mix for many hours, just to find that the final result is less than presentable.
At this point, you might feel like:
“I´m never going to get good at mixing! How can I ever create a great sounding mix if I cant even trust what I´m hearing?!”
Luckily it´s not about you or your mixing skills.
What you´ll need to solve this problem is a good listening environment: A well treated room and a good pair of speakers with an even frequency response.
Now there´s bit of knowledge of acoustics and physics involved, if you want to treat your home-studio properly. So setting this up can present quite a challenge.
Fortunately we have an expert in this subject with us today:
Barry Rudolph has been teaching home-studio design and acoustic treatment for several years. In the interview, I´m asking him all the questions you´ll need to know to be able to create a great listening environment for yourself, so you can make good mixing decisions and get your mixes to translate well across all playback systems. His explanations are easy to understand and actionable.
In this interview we´ll discuss:
- Guidelines on where to set up your speakers in any kind of room size
- Why small rooms have issues displaying low frequencies accurately and what you can do about it.
- What´s the ideal distance between your speakers ?
- What woofer sizes should you use with different room sizes?
- How much distance is needed between your speakers and the wall behind your speakers?
- and more.
I hope you enjoy the interview and it helps you to create amazing sounding music:
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