Category Archives for "Acoustics"

The Most Overlooked Items When Building A Studio

The most overlooked items when building a studio

It’s inevitable. No matter how many times you’ve built a studio, you have that “Oops, I forgot,” moment at the end. If you’re lucky, it’s something that isn’t major, but a lot of people have been known to do things they’re sorry for later, like close up the walls before installing the electrical or the […]

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Where To Find Materials For DIY Acoustic Panels

Acoustic panel materials image

I posted about this a few years ago, but the question keeps popping up so here’s an updated version. “Where do you find materials (like Owens Corning 703) so I can build my own DIY acoustic panels?” At one time, the acoustic panel materials needed for top-notch acoustic panels weren’t found at your local Home Depot, but […]

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The Sound Of Mars Is. . .Underwhelming

The sound of Mars thanks to the Perseverance Rover on Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog

NASA has given us the first sound from Mars, courtesy of its Perseverance Rover. While the technology behind capturing the sounds is unbelievable, the actual sounds themselves weren’t all that much. It turns out that Mars is a very quiet world thanks to its thin atmosphere that’s mostly made up of carbon dioxide. Sound doesn’t […]

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Using A Cave Impulse For A Truly Natural Sounding Reverb

Mammoth Cave on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

The world is currently flooded with reverb plugins and just about all of them are usable with a few that are truly fantastic. That said, most are based on the impulse response of either some excellent sounding recording environments, or early hardware reverb gear. What you don’t see much is some truly natural spaces, especially […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Etymotic Research MP9-15 MusicPro Adaptive Electronic Earplugs

Etymotic MusicPro earplugs on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

If you’re in the business of audio then hopefully you don’t take your hearing for granted and use some sort of hearing protection when around high-SPL situations. I’ve been a huge fan of Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY’s for a long time and have used them with great results. The new ER20XS earplugs updates the original […]

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