At 8/19/11 10:37 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote:
I'm surprised to not see any acoustic treatment. Now why would an acoustically intelligent person like yourself not have that? Just curious
Yeah, I was agonizing over it for a while. For ages I've been wanting to stick in some dirty big bass-traps, but over the past year or two I've managed to cut out a lot of the issues that have been plaguing this room. The whole room has been arranged around the speaker positioning. The speakers are more or less in the most ideal place in this room.
I've decoupled the speakers acoustically from the desk with some nice dense foam blocks (poor mans MoPAD :P). I've also blocked up all the ports on my monitors and my sub to reduce the bass extension.
Standing waves were a bit of a problem for a while, but since the last overhaul, they seem to have disappeared. I put it down to utilizing the corner spaces of my room a bit more effectively...there must be some funky diffusion or something going on.
I also just got a nice set of KRK cans which I've been using to reference, and mixing on either those, or my monitoring setup, results in a nicely balanced mix either way. The only thing holding me back now is my actual technical ability hahaha!
I'll probably be buying some smaller drivers at some point as well...I think 8 inch drivers might be a bit too big for this room.
I will be designing and building a proper studio space when we build a house, and will fully incorporate acoustic treatment into the design :)