Creative Session: Soundproofing and Acoustic Treatment

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Soundproofing and acoustic treatment are important topics to tackle when setting up a home studio. These tutorials will give you a head start on keeping outside noise out of your studio, and giving your room the best sound possible.

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  • Recording
    Beginner's Guide to Acoustic TreatmentThumb
    After touching on the critical subject of acoustics and room treatment in a few recent tutorials, I felt it was fitting to create a basic guide to acoustically treating your work space. I get asked about this subject a lot so I'm hoping a run down of the essential technique and kit needed will be of some help to readers. Of course this is an extremely technical subject and this tutorial in no way claims to be the definitive guide to acoustic treatment, but these tips and guidelines should get beginners up and running and generally help to clarify the whole subject of room acoustics. I'll run through the basics of choosing the right space, positioning your kit and then look at different types of treatment techniques and materials.Read More…
  • General
    Soundproofing and Acoustic Treatment for Home StudiosPreview
    Soundproofing and acoustic treatment are important topics to tackle when setting up a home studio. Even if all of your sounds are electronic, the room you are in will strongly affect the sound you are hearing through your monitors. In this article we get to grips with the issues and some common ways of dealing with them.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    4 Foolproof Ways to Make Your Home Studio Sound BetterPreview
    It's easy to make music at your home today. However, you can't put up low budget monitors and a microphone and call yourself a studio. There is a difference between a nice home recording studio – even if it's just one spare room – and a low-cost corner in your bedroom, especially if you want to make money with it. We all start somewhere, even if it is in the corner of our bedroom but what separates the men from the boys is being able to take it to the next level. What follows are some of the foolproof ideas to make your home recording studio sound better. Read More…
  • Open Mic
    Open Mic: How Did You Soundproof Your Studio?Openmic
    We're putting together a post on soundproofing a home studio, and would like to include as much of your advice as possible. How did you soundproof your home studio? Where did you purchase the materials? What plans do you have for the future? What issues need to be dealt with? What tricks and tips can you share? Each week we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Build an Effective Room Treatment on the CheapMusic and audio
    With more and more musicians and engineers able to have their own personal studio, many times the last thing considered is the acoustics of the recording space. This is understandable, since if you don’t have the recording gear in the first place, a great acoustic environment isn’t going to do you much good. But I think that one of the major reasons that the recording environment isn’t given a higher priority in a personal or non-commercial recording space are the perceived costs in attaining something acoustically reasonable.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    DIY Professional Acoustical PanelsMusic and audio
    Renovating your studio over the holidays? In this week’s Audio Premium content, Jonah Guelzo shows you how to make inexpensive acoustical panels for your studio wall. Check out the video after the break.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Improving The Sound Of Your Room - Part 1Music and audio
    These days it seems that nearly everyone has some sort of recording ability in their home, but that doesn’t mean the space you use actually sounds good. In this series, we’ll look at how to improve your listening environment for a lot less money that you’d think was possible. In Part 1, we’ll look at the major considerations and concerns that everyone building a studio faces, and sometimes overlooks.Read More…