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Acoustic treatment – soundproofing vs absorption

by Kim Lajoie on April 28, 2014

To some people it’s obvious. To many others, it’s a bit more hazy. Acoustic treatment is not the same as soundproofing. Not even a little bit. Yet, often I see the terms being used interchangeably. Or one term used when the other’s meaning is intended. Acoustic treatment is about controlling how sounds behave inside the […]

An easy way to approach acoustic treatment for your studio

by Kim Lajoie on January 17, 2013

When approaching acoustic treatment for a home studio, you should consider two aspects: reflections and resonance. Reflections are caused by hard surfaces and can make a room sound echoey or fluttery. They blur the sound your hear. Reflections are best addressed by using mid-high frequency absorbers in places where the sound will bounce from your […]

Find a big room

by Kim Lajoie on November 7, 2011

Find a big room and go record something in it! It doesn’t matter where it is, or what you record… just find a large space and record somethingĀ in it. Large spaces usually have a very distinct sound to them. They also often have a noticeable reverberation. If you’ve chosen a public place as your big […]

How to convince yourself to invest in acoustic treatment

by Kim Lajoie on February 1, 2010

You need to acoustically treat your room. You know it. You’ve read the articles, you’ve had people tell you. You already know that it’s holding you back. The problem is that you haven’t done it yet. Despite you knowing how important it is, it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe you’re not sure how to do it, […]

The space

by Kim Lajoie on May 27, 2009

The space you listen in is just as important as the speakers. There are many different types of acoustic spaces, and if you want to get the best out of your space you should try to understand the relevant acoustic properties. Spaces generally have three broad properties that you should pay attention to: The size […]