In the article, Dan Cooper explains how he recognised a problem within his monitoring setup, how he tweaked the placement of his monitors to improve the frequency response and how he fixed an artificial sound caused by the Sonarworks Reference correction process by way of a new studio subwoofer.
In this series over the extended Christmas holiday, we are featuring 5 interviews from our growing archive of interviews, all of which you can find on our Interviews page.Back in December 2012, Russ Hughes had an extended chat with Andy Munro from Munro Acoustics and they talk about Shure, The Rolling Stones, the early days of home recording, plus of course lots of discussion around studio acoustics.
In this article, we weigh up three Pros & Cons of Speaker Calibration software. If you are considering introducing Speaker Calibration into your workflow then this article aims to help you make an informed decision.
In this post, Pro Tools Expert Team Member Julian Rodgers explores the world of active acoustics - using electronics to augment the natural acoustic in a performance space. He looks at the history of this idea and then examines the operating principle behind the three most common ways of achieving an enhanced acoustic space for different performances.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey gets a guided tour of the new Gatehouse Studio at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. his guide for the day is Abbey Road Senior Recordist John Barrett.
In all honesty, I was quite skeptical watching this video but I was pleasantly surprised when the before and after comparison was presented. Obviously, these DIY panels don't compare in broadband performance typical of professionally designed studio acoustics but for home studio guys on a budget that need cheap acoustic absorption solutions... this is definitely worth a punt.
Room Correction software is a two-step measurement and calibration process that improves the frequency response and performance of studio monitoring. I've used Sonarworks Reference 3 room calibration software for a few years, previously using IK Multimedia’s room correction system ARC 2. In this article, I compare the two room correction systems based on my experiences with both in the studio.
A few weeks ago we posted a news article reporting new research into sound absorbers which suggested that it was no longer the case that acoustic treatment which could adequately absorb low frequencies had to be impractically thick. French Researchers published results which, while not ready for any products to be produced, did offer the strong possibility that thin, full range, passive bass trapping could soon be a practical proposition.
A while back we asked you to submit your studio design and build stories. Well, community member Artur Rakhmatulin has submitted his story, it took a lot longer than expected. In part 1 of a 3 part series, Artur walked us through the options, his study, and the theory behind his chosen design. In part 2, we looked at the structure, the detail design and implementation of the floor, ceiling, interior walls, and the layered back wall. Now in part 3, we will be looking at the additional treatment including broadband porous absorbers, doors, air conditioning, ventilation, power supply, lighting, studio equipment, and speaker stands. Over to you Artur...
IK Multimedia have just announced an update to their room correction and monitor calibration system ARC. Version 2.5 introduces a handful of new features along with a new MEMS measurement microphone that claims to capture super accurate measurements of studio spaces.
Anyone who has studied acoustics will know when it comes to low-frequency sound, traditional sound-absorbing materials tend to be bulky, heavy or thick to do the job, but maybe that will no longer be the case.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks to Ben Nemes about the new Space Crate, an acoustically treated recording or mixing studio inside a standard shipping container.
A while back we asked you to submit your studio design and build stories. Well, community member Artur Rakhmatulin has submitted his story, it took a lot longer than expected. In part 1 of a 3 part series, Artur walked us through the options, his study, and the theory behind his chosen design. In part 2, we look at the structure, the detail design and implementation of the floor, ceiling, interior walls, and the layered back wall.
A while back we asked you to submit your studio design and build stories. Well, community member Artur Rakhmatulin emailed recently apologising for the delay in submitting his studio design and build story. He explained that it had taken much longer to accomplish it than expected, but during this process, he shifted his paradigm several times and so came out differently from what he first intended. This is Artur's story and experiences spread over 3 parts, the theory, structure and additional treatment.
Welcome to a new Pro Tools Expert series called Pros & Cons where we weigh up three benefits against three negatives within everyday recording studio workflows and studio gear choices. In this first article, we discuss the pros and cons of pre-built acoustic treatment panels such as bass traps and ceiling clouds
Russ shares his most used piece of studio equipment from 2016.
This article explains the frequency response curves displayed within the Reference 3 software. At first glance, the curves appear to be quite puzzling, and so in this article we aim to help you to understand what each curve represents and how to adjust Sonarworks Reference 3 settings.
For those who have been unaware the founder of Pro Tools Expert Russ Hughes has been building a new home studio. We couldn't let this pass without getting some information about the process and design so we have asked him to write a series covering the entire process. We hope that it will help others considering a home studio build. Over to Russ...
In this first article on building my home studio I want to talk about vision, because as I learnt the hard way vision is everything, let me explain
Ben Nemes, who until recently was Pro Audio Sales Manager for Avid UK, has now teamed up with AKA Design founder Guy Wilson and Mike Watson, owner of systems integrator AbsoluteCAD to launch a new business called SpaceCrate.