Getting used to treated studio
Old 25th March 2013
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Getting used to treated studio

I just spent the last two weekends building all my bass traps and absorbers, and was just wondering how long it takes to get used to a new room?

I really notice a difference with the bass - its quite a bit less now and not so boomy, so I feel like that will take some time to get used to the most..

Are there any tips or advice on this? Thanks!
Old 25th March 2013
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The less acoustic anomolies the less time it takes to adapt in my experience.

It's the acoustic issues that require adaptation; if you've merely changed the situation - substituting new issues for the old ones, then it may take time.

Did you measure before and after?
Old 25th March 2013
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It really should not take you long at all if it's decent.

If it's a control room the question would be:

Have you actually tried mixing in the room to see how it translates in 'the real wold"? (That's probably the fastest test you can do to see how decent your space is)


If it's a tracking room the question would be:

Have you recorded anything to see how the room sounds?

If it's just a room you play in - enjoy.......
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Old 25th March 2013
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Originally Posted by edvedder View Post
I just spent the last two weekends building all my bass traps and absorbers, and was just wondering how long it takes to get used to a new room?
Imo/e this will directly relate to the experience of the engineer .."treating" a room is just solving one part of the puzzle of getting what you hear in your head to translate to the outside world. An experienced engineer can adapt quickly and a novice will take a longer time. Considering the treatment is proper, I would start by doing some critical listing to music recordings that you are very familiar with. gl
Old 25th March 2013
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Play and listen to a lot of reference CD's of tracks you are familiar with. You will quickly learn what things 'should' sound like in your space.

That said; +1 to make sure that your treatment is doing what you want rather than randomly placed devices.
Old 26th March 2013
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Agreed, adaptation should be pretty quick. A couple of hours at most. Good advice above.
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