Home Studio: Auralex Personalized Room Analysis & Treatment Installation

Posted: February 23, 2010 in Audio Gear, Music
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Putting a home studio in an empty room is to some a dream and to others a nightmare. Recently, I moved into a new space and was faced with this scenario. With a little help from some talented friends and the folks at Auralex, I now have a comfortable, open, and great-sounding setup. Here’s how it went down and what I learned from it.

As you can see from the picture, the room was empty — part home studio, part living space — which is a realistic circumstance in today’s production environment. It was a blank canvas in a typical condo complex with concrete floor and ceilings, sheetrock, and a sun-drenched wall of windows. Since I had deadlines, including a 5.1 surround project, I had to do the whole thing quickly.

The first step was to measure the room and then make a plan. Looking around my previous studio — used for mixing, composing, and surround sound work — I took stock of my current acoustic treatments. I already had some Auralex products: four Elite CT45 ProPanel corner traps, four Elite B24 Pro Panels, four pArtScience SpaceCouplers in a cloud overhead, and four SpaceArrays on the rear mix wall.

I then sent the measurements and info to Auralex for recommendations; they will do a free room analysis for anyone who fills out the online form. Working with Auralex’s director of sales Karen Richardson and design engineer Gavin Haverstick, I received a basic room layout and analysis a few days later. [read]

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