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Perfect recording room dimension and reverberation time
Old 31st December 2010
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Perfect recording room dimension and reverberation time

I am currently studying music production/recording facility construction engineering, a little bit of acoustics etc. In my upcoming recording studio I would of course want to end up with perfect recording room conditions. What is the optimal width x height x depth + reverberation time to aim for?

Naturally I like the sound of churches where the recommended reverberation times are around 1.4 - 3.4, these buildings are often quite large...
Old 31st December 2010
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I am currently studying music production/recording facility construction engineering, a little bit of acoustics etc. In my upcoming recording studio I would of course want to end up with perfect recording room conditions. What is the optimal width x height x depth + reverberation time to aim for?

Naturally I like the sound of churches where the recommended reverberation times are around 1.4 - 3.4, these buildings are often quite large...
Seeing as you're planning to get into the business seriously, I suggest you read at least a few hundred threads here. You'll learn an awful lot and you'll soon realize that there is no such thing as perfect room conditions.

Churches are awful when they're not full of people, and even then...
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Seeing as you're planning to get into the business seriously, I suggest you read at least a few hundred threads here. You'll learn an awful lot and you'll soon realize that there is no such thing as perfect room conditions.

Churches are awful when they're not full of people, and even then...
Are the optimal conditions maximum acoustical scalability in order to give the engineer a palette of frequencies to work with which is as rich as possible? So in practice this would be to have a recording room that can be tuned to the acoustical settings that the particular project requires.
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Are the optimal conditions maximum acoustical scalability in order to give the engineer a palette of frequencies to work with which is as rich as possible? So in practice this would be to have a recording room that can be tuned to the acoustical settings that the particular project requires.
you sound very clever! i suggest you read acoustics books lol

but yes there are rooms that 'transform', usually with big expensive motorized panels. they have to cover a lot of area to be effective and are very expensive, but they are pretty f'ing cool!
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