Why? The dimensions of the room significantly has an effect on the audio of the recorded source. Don’t think me? Why do all the large boy recording studios have acoustically treated rooms for recording then? Just for show? No they are that way since the room impacts the audio source. Back on topic, the dimensions of the room will not only figure out how lengthy it will take waves to reflect, but will also modify the bass characteristics of the audio supply. Smaller rooms reflect much more and are inclined to have difficulties with reduced/mid stop frequencies bouncing all more than the spot, muddying up the sound.
Which is exactly what we never want. Keep in mind the golden rule, Crap in Crap out. You need to get the very best audio from the Supply. If it does not sound excellent exactly where its at, you feel it will audio good when you set a mic in entrance of it and “repair it in the mix”. No. Get that practice out of your head proper now, and for you that never have that as a default setting pat your self on the again, your on your way to producing some amazing sounding recordings (I know some of you do this, I was responsible too it really is Okay we all have to learn in some way).
Now, if you are a house/undertaking studio and you operate your guitar cabinet in a spare closet to keep the sound resource absent from your tracking space and possibly in which your guitar heads are for tweaking at the console. I would advise acquiring your cabinet out of the closet and into a bigger area asap! The 2nd I did I heard drastic results with out shifting the settings on the amp! And trust me re tweaking the amp to accommodate the area only made it sound much better!
But you must be considering, why would reflections or bass getting trapped in a area have an effect on the audio from the mic? It is right in front of the speaker after all, and that sucker is LOUD! Effectively unfortunately for all of us, the audio does arrive back again into the mic eventually (dependent on the dimension and how treated the area is) and your tracks no issue how tough you attempt will still sound like they are in a closet, hmm ponder why…
Kidding apart, give it a consider even if it’s for just a short term place. And be rewarded with cleaner, greater guitar audio in your mixes!
Now sadly most of us “Do it yourself/House Studio” Fellas are caught with possessing to keep our cabs in the closet for distinct causes. IF you absolutely have to maintain your cab(s) in the closet listed here are a handful of tips to make it a small better.
- Increase foam/isolation substance about the mic/behind the cab. This will aid deaden and block some of the reflections into the mic.
- Use a solitary mic for your cab. Ditch the extras, its only creating it much more muddy.
- Use a Hot plate to cook your tubes and decrease the volume of the cabinet to minimize the volume of waves bouncing around.
- Commit in building an ISO box or treated box enclosure to deaden the reflections around the mic. -HPF the crap out of your guitar tracks =D
Now that you have read this why never you arrive out of the closet already? I did, and believe in me it feels and sounds fantastic!