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Fixing Small Studio Acoustics Problems

This weekend I moved my home studio from one room to another. From a nearly 200 square foot living room to a 100 square foot bedroom. It’s been a long time since I’ve thought about room acoustics and because this is a common situation for home studios, I thought I’d share my experience.
This article will help you understand and overcome the challenges of a dedicated studio in a small room. It will be most helpful to those with symmetrical rooms (no weird angles) and to those that don’t need all the usual bedroom stuff, at the very least it will be a starting point to making the best of the situation.

Corner bass trap and broadband absorbers plus foam above.

The Problems
Small rooms are more likely to have acoustic problems than larger ones, primarily flutter echo, room modes and early reflections that are too short. In my room, I knew there was a very bad flutter echo problem and room modes may be a problem but were predictable. The room is symmetrical which was an advantage the old room didn’t have. The measurements are approximately 11ft long x 9ft wide x 8ft tall. There is a door and a closet on the back wall and 6 x 4 window on the front wall.

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How not to promote your studio on Craigslist

For small project studios like mine, Craigslist is a great way to promote your services. I regularly post ads for lessons and recording throughout the week. I’m not the only one in Vancouver trying to get their studio business going, there are dozens of other studios posting each month. Some ads are great, some are really bad and some are just beyond belief.

Sorry Bob and Justin, you’re going to have to try harder than that.

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Behemoth Studio Videos

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The Pro Tools Studio List

The always awesome AIR Users Blog has started a new service. They’re creating a page listing all the Pro Tools equipped studios. Listing your studio…

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Tour of Moby’s home studio and drum machine collection

Today I came across a great video of Moby’s studio and awesome analog drum machine collection. . .

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Making acoustic panels tutorial

Apartment buildings are not the ideal place to have a home studio, the main problem with them is the acoustics are terrible. My ‘studio’ has…

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