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

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Chapter 9. Room Treatments

In this chapter, you’ll examine “do it yourself” (DIY) room treatments, as well as learn about some of the options for manufactured units. (These suggestions are from companies that I have dealt with and where I know the people who make things work.)

If you’re working your way through this book while you’re constructing your studio, then it’s probably been a while since you read Chapter 2, “Modes, Nodes, and Other Terms of Confusion.” It might not be a bad idea to browse briefly through that chapter as a refresher before reading this one.

First, to make a room sound the best it can possibly sound for the purposes of recording, mixing, and critical listening, acoustical treatments are a necessity. The three key needs are ...

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