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Home Recording Studio: Build It Like the Pros, Second Edition by Rod Gervais

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Chapter 8. Room Testing

In a recording studio, what we hear (the effect that the environment or equipment has on the quality of sound we hear) is everything. What you are going to examine in this chapter is how to use room-measuring software to determine what anomalies exist in your control (listening) room and how effective your treatments are in achieving a good listening environment.

Getting Down the Basics

Let’s begin by understanding the reason I say “control (listening) room” and not a recording studio in general.

In a main tracking room, iso-booth, string room, etc., there is not a single specific (targeted) listening area. In those rooms there are multiple locations for microphone placement, depending on exactly what you may be recording. ...

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