Learn principles of room acoustics and hands-on techniques for getting the best sound from your music studio for the least cost and effort.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Bobby Owsinski. No matter how good your recording gear is, chances are you're not getting the best possible sound because of deficiencies of your recording and listening environment. This course will strip away the mystery of what makes a great sounding studio and show you how you can make a big difference in the sound of your room for far less than you thought was possible. All it takes is a bit of knowledge about some really basic acoustic principles and some time. And in most cases, you can improve your studio more than you could've imagined. Plus, if you feel like swinging a hammer a little and have a few dollars to spend, it's surprising what can be done without employing a major acoustic designer and an investment to match.
In this course, you'll learn things like, why are rooms dimensions are so critical to its sound? The two principles of isolation. The three techniques for treating your room's acoutics. How to build your own acoustic panels, bass traps and diffusers. The best and least expensive acoustic material to use and where to find it. Why some commonly used materials won't help your acoustics much. How to determine the best listening position in the room.
And all about the Reflection Free Zone, the key to an excellent sounding room. So let's get started, as we head down the road to improving the sound of your room.
- Design ideas for your studio setup
- Understanding what soundproofing materials don't work
- Increasing isolation in your space
- Timing a room's reverb
- Purchasing acoustic materials: what and where
- Making your own soundproofing elements
- Do-it-yourself acoustic panel construction
- Creating a reflection-free zone (RFZ)
- Buying pre-made acoustic treatments