When it comes to producing music in a professional studio, nothing is perhaps more important than ensuring that the acoustics that exist in the studio are up to par and can grasp the inherent quality of the voice and sounds needed. There are many ways that one can change up their studio that will ensure that the sound quality of the music is captured properly by the acoustics in the room, and does not require expensive equipment.
- Prosound.com writer, Peter Janis, notes that more engineers are realizing that great equipment might prove almost irrelevant to creating great sound if the studio's acoustics are flawed.
- When judging a room's acoustics, go in, clap, and then listen for a trailing sound that lingers for more than a second.
- This sort of trailing echo, or reverb, worked well in the days of Gregorian monks chanting, but it does little to serve the clarity needs of modern music.
“Even with modern equipment, simply changing the system still leaves plenty of room for improvement”