We’ve all been in studios where the owner spent a ton of money on the speakers yet it still doesn’t sound that good. That’s because they’ve neglected to treat the room, and as a result, aren’t hearing what’s accurately going on. I’ve written a lot about this in the past (including a book with Dennis Moody called the Studio Builder’s Handbook) and developed a conference presentation and a lynda.com room acoustics course that show that it doesn’t take much money to improve the sound of your room a great deal.
That said, sometimes it’s difficult to visualize exactly what’s going on when sound interacts with the hard and soft surfaces around us. Here’s a video from my friend John Calder that provides an excellent representation of how sound behaves, and how to tame it.
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