Recording music in a sophisticated music studio can be a lot of fun. But ever wondered what goes into the making of a studio like that? Sound recording rooms are built to sound great unlike your regular rooms. Many custom home builders work tirelessly to design home studios that can record sound the way professional studios do it. Your room might be able to capture sound well, but it takes some professional expertise to arrive at something close to perfection. Here’s the basic acoustic treatment guide that these professionals bank on.
Even though you don’t have a full-fledged degree in soundproofing and acoustic treatment, you would probably know the basic difference between the recorded sound quality in your home versus a music studio. The core reasons for this discrepancy is the effect of sound reflections within the room and sound transfer outside the room. The solution to these issues is to use tools to achieve sound absorption and sound diffusion. Sound diffusion helps in scattering the reflected sound, thereby minimizing its cacophonic effects.
Before we proceed, understand that acoustic treatment is different from soundproofing. Both these things achieve different things. Acoustic treatment addresses the issue of sound reflections in a room whereas soundproofing focuses of minimizing the amount of sound that travels in and out of your room.
To make the best of this acoustic treatment guide, you should first conduct a clap test in your room to understand the sound quality and then systematically address the issues at hand. Most likely, when you conduct a clap test, you may hear a harsh metallic ringing sound (means bad sound quality) or a soothing reverb that you find in large rooms. The results usually range between these two scenarios.
Bad sound quality can occur if your room is very small. In that case, you will have to focus on adding more absorption tools for your room. You can ask your custom home builder to make use of bass traps and acoustic panels to increase absorption. You can also add diffusers to your room to prevent the room from sounding dead.
By virtue of the fact that you are reading this article, you are possibly looking forward to soundproofing a part of your home. While you may enjoy the music you record, your neighbors might think otherwise. This where soundproofing ensures that no sound travels outside the room. At the same time, soundproofing will ensure that no external sound or noise travels into the room.
Your custom home builder will suggest heavy building materials that effectively block sound waves. Sealing gaps and spaces in windows and doors will also help.
Armed with the basic information on soundproofing and acoustic treatment, you know what to do to get that perfect home recording studio. To learn more about acoustic treatment, connect with our experts today!