The Importance of Treatment

What is acoustic treatment?

Acoustic treatment is the process of controlling the acoustic signature of any given space and transforming an unfavorable environment into an acoustically ideal setting. In the context of at-home recording, an acoustically favorable environment is isolated, produces little to no naturally occurring room tone or echo, and allows for a complete sonic picture of the frequency spectrum for the instrument being captured.

Why should you use acoustic treatment in your recordings?

Acoustic treatment should be used to improve recording clarity, soundstage, and signal isolation. These attributes are vitally important to post-production editing and mixing. By implementing acoustic treatments, artists can improve the quality of the initially captured signal and ease the difficulty of producing a high fidelity final track.    

Often times, it is necessary to implement some sort of acoustic treatment in order to produce the highest quality sound when recording in a common, household space.

Recording Environment Compairisons 

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