Building a proper control room – final tweaks using EQ, primary diffusion & installation of a sub-woofer

Hi there and welcome back! We are slowly nearing the end of this series. Today we will have a look at what EQ correction can do as a final tool. Furthermore, after a little bit of research on the web, I decided to tune the bass region a little more by installing and tuning a … Continue reading Building a proper control room – final tweaks using EQ, primary diffusion & installation of a sub-woofer

Building a proper control room -construction of a cloud absorber

Hi there! We are moving forward with our control room series. Today we install a cloud absorber, i.e., a broadband absorber on the ceiling between speakers and listening sweet spot to tackle early reflections on the ceiling. Of course, we are going to analyze what difference that makes to the measurements. Since the cloud absorber … Continue reading Building a proper control room -construction of a cloud absorber

Building a proper control room – construction of early reflection absorbers

Hi there! In our control room series we now start to battle the early reflections. This is done by the use of early reflection absorbers that need to be able to absorb frequencies as broad as possible. Therefore, one should not use any reflecting materials like foils in front of such elements as these would reflect … Continue reading Building a proper control room – construction of early reflection absorbers

Building a proper control room – mounting fabric and difference measurements

Hi again! Welcome back to the fourth article in this series. Today it's time to see what difference it makes if two layers of cotton fabric are mounted above the construction that we already measured last time. Since that task is quiet simple, today's article will be relatively short. The primary reason we want to … Continue reading Building a proper control room – mounting fabric and difference measurements

Building a proper control room – construction of bass traps

Hi and welcome back to the third article in this series. After we discussed the prerequisites, came up with an acoustic design concept and did the first measurement of the naked room, it's now time to actually start construction works. Along the line of our acoustic design concept we will start with building a wooden … Continue reading Building a proper control room – construction of bass traps

Building a proper control room – first measurement and analysis

Hi all! I hope you are doing fine. I'm finally back with the third article in this series. After discussing the prerequisites and the acoustic design concept in the first two articles of this series, we will now have a look at the first measurements of the naked room that finally became our new control … Continue reading Building a proper control room – first measurement and analysis

Building a proper control room – acoustic design concept

Hi again and welcome back to this blog post series on building a proper control room. We started this series with a short Teaser as well as some thoughts on the prerequisites in the first article. This week, in the second article, we will have a look at the acoustic design concept that we employed … Continue reading Building a proper control room – acoustic design concept

Building a proper control room – outline and prerequisites

Hi again! I am glad that you are interested in my blog post series on how to build a proper control room. Our real world example will be the brand-new control room that we built here at Orthogonal Records. To keep each post at an enjoyable length, the series consists of 12 posts, one each … Continue reading Building a proper control room – outline and prerequisites

Building a proper control room – new blog post series

Hi there! I am back again with some great news for you. Since it's now nearly finished I decided to share the building process of our brand-new control room here at Orthogonal Records. We put a lot of thought into the acoustic design of this room and verified every step with proper measurements. This enables … Continue reading Building a proper control room – new blog post series