A major factor in the quality of a sound recording, though one often overlooked by home studio users, is the acoustics of the room the recording is being made in. Understanding acoustics and how to manipulate them can help you get better recordings.

The good folks over at AudioTUTS have published an excerpt from the Acoustics entry in The Encyclopedia of Home Recording which provides insight into the role of acoustics in home recording and what you can do about it without huge renovations to your home. Check out the article here.

elements of reverberation in acoustics

using egg carton shape to trap sound and control acoustics

For more explanations, tips, and answers to your recording questions be sure to check out The Encyclopedia of Home Recording, available in trade paperback and Kindle ebook!