Hunter RickSan Francisco Recording Connection

Acoustics and Monitoring (lesson 18) Posted on 2018-06-02 by Hunter Rick

Within the realm of live recording, the acoustics of a room hold great importance. There are several complications to be found when trying to record in an untreated room. Sound can bounce back in many different ways cause also sorts of boost and cuts in different frequencies due to phase. In the most extreme cases, a complete 180 degree phase can occur in certain spots in the room and will result in total silence. A common problem is bass build up in corners. This can make it so that bass seems to be louder than it is in a track. If you don't understand what your audio signal is doing based off your room, you could make errors in how your mixing your track. This is why sometimes a song will sound terriblely muddy in some rooms and well mixed in others.

« Return to Hunter Rick's Blog

More Blog Entries from Hunter Rick