When selecting and setting up a room for home studio application, the goal is usually to be as acoustically neutral as possible. When in a recording studio, the acoustic objective is the record to be the best representation of what is being played. Additionally, an accurate room when mixing and listening is a key acoustic parameter.
Absorption treatment minimizes reflections by absorbing them, thus not reflecting back at the listener and into the recording microphone.
There are three primary goals of acoustic treatment in a music studio that will slightly vary based on the type of music studio:
- To prevent standing waves and acoustic interference from affecting the frequency response of recording studios and listening rooms
- To reduce modal ringing in small rooms and lower the reverb time in larger studios, churches, and auditoriums
- To absorb or diffuse sound in the room to avoid ringing and flutter echoes.
Applying the straightforward information on this page will massively improve the accuracy of your studio monitors resulting in much better mixes and a lack of ‘listening fatigue’ that is common to audio engineers with poor control room acoustics.
Some applications of successful acoustic treatment with ALPHAcoustic products is presented in this page.