Room Acoustics

Acoustic treatment mixing room

Acoustic treatment solutions for a mixing room First you want to make certain that you have your listening position set up as an equilateral triangle to produce the best possible starting position. Your speakers/monitors should be placed at a starting position 38% from the front wall as a starting position. First, let me cover why […]


Four Aspects of Sound Isolation

Four Aspects of Sound Isolation When it comes to sound isolation for your recording studio environment, you only need to keep four things in mind. Mass: The first line of defense in soundproofing Decoupling: Break the connections that sound vibrations use to get from one side of a wall to the other. Distance: Gain better […]

Home Studio Design

Optimized Room Ratios

Room Ratios The vast majority of folks attempting to develop a well isolated acoustically correct room will stumble on a few phrases that often make the process of moving forward difficult. One of these phrases will be “room ratios”. Why even consider the dimensions of a room and how it relates to sound? Since it does […]

Studio Construction

Sound transmission loss

Sound Transmission Loss of Masonry Walls “The most common alteration made to the walls in these tests is the addition of layers of finishing materials, most frequently gypsum wallboard (sheetrock). One might imagine that the addition of extra layers of material to a wall could only improve its performance; this is not necessarily true.” ir586 […]


Floor Isolation

Floating floor over concrete “I am going to build a wooden frame and put insulation in it and plywood on top for my home studio recording room. Everyone is doing it…Isn’t this a real floating floor?” I have seen this attempt to make a floating floor before. And some have wrestled sand into the frame […]


HVAC Baffles and Plenums

HVAC Recording studio air conditioning Baffle specific instruction “…you need to widen up your individual baffles to force the air to the side walls – as it is right not the air will just do a short pass around the very edge. It works So much better if you can come in (and out) through […]