Acoustical Treatments for Your Home Studio
If you already have your own home studio or are thinking about setting one up for yourself soon, then you probably already know that the acoustics in your recording studio and mixing spaces have a lot to do with the outcome of your tracks.
There are many home studios are only made up of one room, which means the acoustical components of the room must be flexible, compromising between high and low frequency absorption and diffusion.
Since every room is different, and artists have different tastes when it comes to their desired sound which effects how much absorption or diffusion the recording space should have. There is a trick to figuring proper placement of the sound absorbing and diffusing materials: First you take a mirror around your recording space and place it against different spots along the walls. If you can see the reflection of the monitors in the mirror, sound waves from the monitor will likely meet that spot as well, and it should have acoustical treatment.
1″ or 2″ Thick Acoustical Wall Panels offer great absorption ratings and are more durable than foam, which is important if you are going to be taking them down or moving treatment around for a mixed purpose room. Diffusers come in many different shapes, all with the same basic purpose: to keep a room sounding ‘live’ by deflecting sound waves at many angles.