Acoustic Treatment


In order to get well balanced sound when working in your home or professional studio, it is important to use proper acoustic treatment. Please review the following link on what to do. I feel like this is a proper site with necessary information to accomplish your sound treatment goals.

Before getting started with acoustic treatment, it’s a good idea have a basic understanding of acoustics in general.The good news is…you don’t need a degree in acoustical engineering to run a recording studio.

Soundproofing vs. Acoustic Treatment

acoustic barrier

Very often, musicians will use these two terms interchangeably, mistaking ONE for the OTHER…

When really, each one is completely different.

Soundproofing is intended to minimize the level of sound that travels in and out of your room by:

  • Blocking them with heavy, dense building material.
  • sealing up any air gaps in windows/doors.

The benefit here is…you can record whenever you wish, without worrying about you and your neighbors disturbing each other.

Acoustic treatment on the other hand, aims ONLY to control sound reflections WITHIN the room, to make better sounding recordings.

BOTH of these are valuable, but NEITHER does the job of the other.

And while soundproofing can definitely be incorporated as part of your acoustic treatment plan, it’s not technically acoustic treatment in itself.


Acoustic Treatment:

Chris Sound