I\'ve just set up a studio room in my house and have noticed that sound quality, although better sence of space, has a kind of \"boom\" sound to the bass - the same dynamic range but not as focussed. Does anyone know how I can reduce/eliminate this? Would speaker stands or rubbermats help? BTW the monitors I have are EMES Pink TV active.
Where are the speakers in your room? Are they in corners? This will usually cause the bass to boom? What kind of furniture is in your room? What kind of flooring - tile, carpet, wood? Do the windows have curtains? Does the room have mirrors? All these items have to be looked at to determine where the reflections are coming from.
Happy New Year all!! The speakers aren\'t in corners but they are on a custom built desk which is basically mdf with a few support rods underneath. The windows have curtains, but I keep the curtains open. There are no mirrors and the flooring is thin carpet. To raise the speakers I have them standing on a couple of books, could this be the cause do you think?
I\'m beginning to think that part of the reason is that I\'m not used to having the full bass responce from my speakers (they were set up in my bedroom before), but also that I will need some form of bass trapping in my studio. I\'m moving a sofa in to the back of the room soon so I will see how this affects the sound.
First try putting your speakers on rubber/foam mats. This will eliminate a lot of the sympathetic vibrations which are setup in your desk when bass is transfered from the speaker cabinets. I use the 1 inch foam squares that came with my VSL library. Another reason to buy VSL [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Another inexpensive change to make certain your speaker cones are not positioned parallel to your walls (standing waves). Though like others have said, you may have to buy some bass traps. Bruce Richardson has a wonderful article (2 parts) on what he did to his studio http://www.prorec.com/prorec/articles.nsf/files/D51DA0B4344E508386256C190080663A