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#1646802 - 02/29/04 02:56 PM Best way to do quick and dirty bass fix in room
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Hey guys!! Awesome new room...

I'm having a bit of trouble with my living room which is also my studio of sorts...My mixes sound cool on the monitors (Pro Tools through Yamaha MSP5's) but there tends to be too much bass in them when referenced in the Car and other places. I want to know what i can do for some quick and inexpensive Bass trap homebrew treatment to tune the room up a bit better...Any Ideas? Don't have a dedicated room that I can treat at the moment. Thanks.
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#1646803 - 02/29/04 03:19 PM Re: Best way to do quick and dirty bass fix in room
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Sean,

> there tends to be too much bass in them when referenced in the Car and other places. <

This is the classic problem, and it's usually caused by one severe null somewhere around 80 to 120 Hz right at the mix position. Other less severe nulls are surely present throughout the low end too.

The solution is bass traps, and these can range from a few bales of fiberglass stacked up in the room corners to high performance commercial treatment. For starters have a look at the Acoustics FAQ, second in the list on my Articles page:

http://www.ethanwiner.com/articles.html

It's admittedly a fair amount to read, but all the basics are presented, in plain English with no math or jargon.

--Ethan

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#1646804 - 03/01/04 03:01 PM Re: Best way to do quick and dirty bass fix in room
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Thanks Ethan...
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