A practical check
No matter how good your speakers are, your room may color their response, sometimes in a dramatic way.
Even in rooms that have received professional acoustic treatment, it is very difficult to achieve a "perfect" response, so knowing your room and monitoring gear in detail is essential to make informed decisions.
Learn about room modes, isophonic curves, and how our ears work, and follow a step-by-step video to do a practical check of any setup in under 10 minutes.
This mini-course has been extracted from the Creative Mastering With Maor Appelbaum master class, that includes 65 lessons and 10 interactive excercises.
If you are a producer, engineer, or musician that always work from the same room, knowing how it behaves and some of the steps you can take to mitigate possible deficiencies is essential.
Moreover, if you have a more nomad profile and visit different studios every month, this can be a real lifesaver when going to a new studio where you haven't worked at before.
Can I also use this to check my headphones?
Absolutely, you can use this procedure to check any type of speakers or headphones.
It is actually recommended to use it on ANY listening setup you regularly use, to learn how each one behaves and how you can combine them.
For example, if your main speakers have a null at a certain frequency in your sweet spot, you might use headphones A or a different point in the room to double-check that particular area.
How long will it take?
Once you know how it works, you can check any listening setup in under 10 minutes.