Welcome to Home Studio Know How! In this series we’ll be learning all about the importance of acoustics and our listening environment.
Sound Wave Basics6:28
Let’s look at some of the basic anatomy of a sound waves and learn about some of the most fundamental physical principles.
The Energy of Sound3:37
Here we’ll quickly explore a few more physical principles that will play an important part in how we hear sound, resonance and reflection.
Let’s explore the construction of what creates our sound, the speaker. Learn more about how the speaker emits sound and interacts with our listening environment.
The Listening Position11:51
Discover the golden ratios that help us set up the perfect and ideal listening position. When ideal situations aren’t available, use what we’ve learned to create the most ideal set up.
The Room Pt. 110:39
Now that we’ve learned the basics about sound waves, let’s see how waves react in a room, and learn what effect the room has on the sound that we hear coming from our speakers.
The Room Pt. 26:55
In this video we’ll explore 2 methods of determining the listening position in the room, and discuss a few sacrifices that we may need to make due to space limitations.
Acoustic Treatment Pt. 19:20
Before we can treat our room, we need to first learn to identify common problems in the home studio. Here we’ll get some great tips on locating flutter echo and other common audio issues.
Acoustic Treatment Pt. 213:33
Learn how to properly select, and install acoustic treatment in your room. It’s not as hard as you think!
Treating Our Room Pt. 15:43
In this video, we'll go over some of the testing equipment we use to get a baseline acoustic analysis of our room. We'll also see how to analyze the test results.
Treating Our Room Pt. 27:29
Here we're going to make a plan of attack for improving the sound of our room. We'll start by finding a better location for our speakers and listening position.
Treating Our Room Pt. 38:44
Let's build our own broadband absorbers and bass traps, then we tackle the first order reflections. We smooth our bass response with bass traps and find some intuitive ways to battle resonant frequencies.
Studio professional Dave Askew breaks down the things you need to know for a solid foundational understanding of room acoustics, and how to set up your studio for better sound and mixes!
Dave starts out with why it’s important to have good acoustics in your studio and gives an in-depth overview of the basics of sound.
He then covers over the course of the series, speaker selection and placement, listening positions, understanding your room, acoustical treatment and more.
See the individual tutorial descriptions below for detailed info. If you have a studio, this info is priceless and will make for a better mixing and listening environment and ultimately, better sounding songs and productions. Watch “Home Studio Know-How: The Room & Acoustics” today!
Submitted 3 days ago
Practical and Informative!
I brought the series up just to get some information about monitor placement and ended up watching the whole thing. Everything was presented very well. Nice balance of introductory information and what to do with that information.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Pro Tools
Submitted 1 month ago
Truly it's a amazing video program explaining everything in a very practical manner.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Pro Tools
Submitted 1 month ago
Most informative and helpful.
The fact that this course takes you through all the steps necessary to understand the basics of the problem is fantastic.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Reason
Submitted 2 months ago
Made the concept of sound clearerVery helpful!
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer
Submitted 3 months ago
I learned a lot from this course and I plan to watch again when I be able to move to a bigger space. Lots of valuable information on how to setup a home studio.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician
Submitted 4 months ago
Clear and Helpful
The videos were both clear and helpful, with good explanations about the process of setting up a home studio to minimise issues with unwanted acoustic artifacts. I would have liked, however, a bit more general coverage instead of the focus on the specific room being treated. Nevertheless, it is possible to take away a number of general tips for treating your own space.
I am a: Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools
Submitted 4 months ago
Brilliant for Home Studio Setup
For those familiar with acoustics concepts, worth skipping to the second, practical part, which was great. Several other trainings I have seen focused on the theory stopping short of being hands-on, but I found these tutorials very practical. Following them helped a lot with thinking about monitor placement, measurements with the calibrated mic wit REW and then locating the most difficult acoustic spots in the room for placing panels resulting in a marked improvement in sound and an amazingly accurate stereo image not possible without treatment.
I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Submitted 4 months ago
In one word excellent
Simple and to the point. It brings up very good points. Rationale and reason for changes to the room acoustic.
I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Reaper
Submitted 5 months ago
Easy to understand!
I wish I had seen this course before I treated my room, it would have saved me a lot of time and hair from scratching my head so much!. I will use what I learned here to check on what I did and hopefully make my studio sound even better!.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cubase
Submitted 6 months ago
It is a great course for home studios that want a better treatment in their room, and not to spend lot of money in acoustic treatment
I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase
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