Recording studio acoustics

Good acoustics in a recording studio, sound studio, or live room are essential. Whether it's a live music recording, recording a commercial voiceover, or an audio mix, the acoustics must be on point.

At the same time, the application of a studio is often different, which must be taken into account in the acoustic design.

We provide options for customisation as well as standard solutions. We can assist you with both the control room/mixing room and the live room. Feel free to contact us for more tips and tricks!

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The steps for good acoustics in your sound studio

Whether you're a DJ, radio producer, musician ,or the studio engineer, improving studio acoustics doesn't have to be complicated. With a few simple steps, you can make your sound or recording studio great. With the right acoustic elements, you can get more out of your speakers, equipment, and systems. The sound quality will improve and it will sound like never before. What do you have to bear in mind?

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Absorption

A recording studio without absorption will casue too much reflection and reverberation. In many cases, there's also a flutter echo as a result of parallel walls. By adding sound absorption, you reduce the reverberation and annoying reflections.

Diffusion

For some genres, it's okay for the recording studio to sound very dry, but for rock music, on the other hand, it should be a bit more spacious. The room should also partially return the sound energy. This can be achieved by applying diffusers instead of absorption.

Bass Traps

And to mute low-frequencies (60-250hZ), there are what are known as bass traps. These are mainly placed in corners. With bass traps, you can create well-balanced acoustics.

Sound insulation

Ideally, a recording studio or live room should be well-insulated and freestanding or separate in the building. By building a box-in-box with a floating floor, ceiling and walls, you create the best soundproofing studio.

Studio acoustics for the control/mixing room

In a control or mixing room, we can create an A=B=C ratio. That means that you create an equilateral triangle between the speakers (often two) and the listening position (1).

Acoustic panels on the side walls near the listening positions are important for eliminating the initial reflections, as well as on the wall behind the speakers (2).

By adding absorption on the ceiling above the listening position, as well, ideally combined with carpet, we have now created a "reflection-free zone" (3).

With bass straps in the corners, you can make low frequencies sound better (4).

You can also place wall panels on the rear wall. Keep panels from hanging directly opposite other panels. That helps avoid distortions (5).

With diffusion panels on the side wall, you can add a little more spaciousness (6). This is particularly useful in mixing rooms with two adjacent listening positions (see example).

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Live room studio acoustics

The acoustics of a live room require customisation and the appropriate steps depend on the music genre and personal preferences.

In a live room/recording studio, there's a sweet spot for each instrument. Usually these are already known, but sometimes they still need to be identified. For example, it's wise to place a drum set close to a wall that can accomodate a lot of absorption. Keep the drum set from touching the floor with something like a rug. The bass shouldn't be placed too far from here.

Piano and guitars should be on the other side of the room. Absorbers are usually also placed around them, on the wall behind the amplifiers, for example.

Install ceiling panels or islands to prevent reflections from the ceiling. You can also install absorbers on the walls, sometimes combined with diffusers and bass traps

In the photo on the left you will find a possible setup.

Commonly used products for studio acoustics

Want to improve the acoustics of your studio? Looking for acoustic panels? We have a large selection of acoustic absorbers, acoustic diffusers, and acoustic bass traps.

VicPattern Ultra Wavewood

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VicPattern Ultra Wavewood

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Flexi Wave Ultra

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Flexi Wave Ultra

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  • Available in several colours
  • Available per box of 6 pieces
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from€45,32
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Applications

EASY Noise Control provides professional solutions for optimal acoustics and sound insulation in listening rooms, recording studios, and home cinemas. For the best sound in the room and the least amount of noise outside the room (soundproofing studio), from traditional soundproof foam to acoustic design elements.

Choose acoustic solutions that seamlessly integrate into your interior or go for striking design solutions.