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Elevating Electronic Soundscapes: A Home Recording Studio Transformation Journey

by Nyal Mellor August 24, 2023

Elevating Electronic Soundscapes: A Home Recording Studio Transformation Journey

COMPLETION YEAR: 2020

CLIENT PROFILE

Our client, David T., is an accomplished electronic music producer based in San Francisco, CA. 

In his existing home recording space, David experienced issues with uneven bass and excessive reverberation that were affecting his ability to create translatable mixes and apply reverb/delay effects accurately.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Feeling constrained by his existing setup, David decided to rent a dedicated space to take his craft to new heights. Eager to optimize his new home recording studio, David turned to Acoustic Frontiers for expert guidance in acoustic treatment and equipment upgrades

ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS SOLUTION

Acoustic Frontiers designed an effective acoustic treatment solution, tailored to address the specific challenges faced by studio control rooms. Additionally, understanding that home recording studio acoustics should never be an isolated consideration, we recommended a holistic solution where both the room and the monitoring system are designed in unison to achieve highly predictable and optimal outcomes. This approach allowed us to address specific acoustic challenges strategically while leveraging the capabilities of the monitoring system to complement and even overcome certain room-related issues. One such instance is the implementation of multiple subs with EQ and delay, skillfully utilized to actively cancel room modes in the sub-100Hz frequency range.

ACOUSTIC TREATMENT

The studio features custom acoustic treatment by Acoustic Frontiers including:

  • Acoustic Frontiers WAVE diffuser
  • Acoustic Frontiers POLY absorber
  • Custom designed front wall and cloud full range absorbers that include a damped metal plate to effectively control bass

EQUIPMENT

In addition to the acoustic treatment design, David consulted with us on gear selection. Acoustic Frontiers supplied the following components:

  • Lynx Aurora AD/DA converter
  • Xilica XP2040 DSP used for monitoring system EQ and crossover
  • ATC SCM20PSL monitors
  • JL Audio Dominion subwoofers

 

GET THE RESULTS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WITH ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS

  • You'll have a system you love.
  • You'll experience audio-video like never before.
  • You'll have no doubt you got the best performing system for your budget.

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THE RESULTS

Black and White image of custom, in-home music studio

Nyal from Acoustic Frontiers working in home recording studio

 

 

 

IN THE CLIENT'S WORDS

"I reached out to Nyal and Matt at Acoustic Frontiers after purchasing a dedicated studio space for my music. I was looking to properly treat the new space and tame the room - I also wanted to give my studio the ability to expand easily with new gear. I couldn’t be happier with the end result and all the hard work put in by Nyal and his team. Throughout the process they were attentive to my needs and flexible, presenting a range of options throughout each stage of the build. Nyal and Matt walked me through each decision and provided guidance and their opinions, and overall I really was impressed with their expertise in this niche space. I will definitely be working with them again in the future!"  - David T.

 

GET THE RESULTS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WITH ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS

  • You'll have a system you love.
  • You'll experience audio-video like never before.
  • You'll have no doubt you got the best performing system for your budget.

REQUEST A QUOTE




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