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Should you test a room with or without treatment first?
Old 6 days ago
  #1
Gear Maniac
 

Should you test a room with or without treatment first?

Hello hello. I am planning on using a lot (like a lot) of absorption in my room across all walls and the ceiling. I am also planning to add some wood over the built-in treatments in certain areas to get some high frequency reflection back in. I am just about to start with the ceiling absorption and need some quick advice about at which point, or if at any point, in this whole process I should do some tests? Should I first install the treatments and then do the tests? Should I do the ceiling then do the tests? The reason I am asking is because, for the amount of absorption I will have in the room I don't know if it makes sense to do testing as the treatments is everywhere.

Also, is any omni mic ok to do the test with?

cheers and thanks

Oh, my room dimensions are:

L: 7.18m
W: 4.91m
H: 2.93m

Are those dimensions any good?

thanks again
Old 4 days ago
  #2
Lives for gear
 

Ideally you would probably want to test a room :
1.Empty of treatment and equipment.
2.Full of treatment empty of equipment.
3.Full of equipment empty of treatment
4.Full of treatment, full of equipment.
That would give you some realistic parameters to measure against your treatment strategy.
It really depends on how particular you are about what you are attempting to do,
a mix engineer who is worth a sh!t or two, is going to be able to work in a less than perfect room
and still get useable results.
Put a good mix engineer in a room that is properly designed and treated to 95% of it's potential,
and you have a happy mix engineer...{and artist and audience...}

YYMV

Light

Temple
Old 13 hours ago
  #3
Gear Maniac
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Temple of Light View Post
Ideally you would probably want to test a room :
1.Empty of treatment and equipment.
2.Full of treatment empty of equipment.
3.Full of equipment empty of treatment
4.Full of treatment, full of equipment.
That would give you some realistic parameters to measure against your treatment strategy.
It really depends on how particular you are about what you are attempting to do,
a mix engineer who is worth a sh!t or two, is going to be able to work in a less than perfect room
and still get useable results.
Put a good mix engineer in a room that is properly designed and treated to 95% of it's potential,
and you have a happy mix engineer...{and artist and audience...}

YYMV

Light

Temple
Ok, I think I will treat the ceiling, which I have to do regardless and then test the room. Can I use any omni? Are the room dimensions I posted any good?
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