Recording Fundamentals Chapter 17: Nine Tips For Great Sound In Sketchy Rooms
We’ve been discussing the acoustics of control and tracking rooms and sketching out solutions to problems, from simple absorption for highs to more complicated diffusion and bass trapping for lows. In theory, those tools should be able to fix any room, but in practice getting a room’s sound perfect can be nearly impossible.
Professional studios have decoupled walls and ceilings, floating floors, specialized bass traps, and lots of other expensive tricks, most of which can’t be retrofitted into a house you own and are impossible in a space you’re renting. So what do you do if your room is fighting your music? Read on!