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Acoustic Treatment 101: How to Treat Your Room

by Arrow Zoom Limited 06 Apr 2020


Experiencing an echo in your room or studio is quite distracting. Unnecessary noise is somehow annoying, especially when you are filming a video. But what is the real cause of the echo? An echo exists in a room when there is nothing to absorb the sound waves. This usually occurs when you are moving out things from your house or if your room is empty because the sound waves are bouncing off to your walls.
Kaskobi, a Technology and Gaming Content Creator shares his experience with echoes and how he manage to reduce unnecessary sounds in his studio. In his video, he said that his room is not good for sound reflections. Certain aspects of the audio appears in a recording if you don't dampen the sound reflection into your room. When it comes to his studio, the proper placement of acoustic foams is at the wall on the side and back of his desk because when audio comes out of his speaker, it bounces off around the walls of his room. He also added that Arrowzoom Pyramid Acoustic Foams helps him a lot in improving the audio quality of his studio. 
Do you want to remove echoes in your room? Follow these 3-key factors on how to treat the sound of your room and get an excellent result.


1: Know Your Room Setup
Know what kind of sound set up do you have in your room. It includes the listening position, speaker placement, and room layout. There are 3 room setup that we usually encounter for room sound treatment. These are the following:
  • lightly treated 2-channel mixing room with basic absorption and diffusion.
  • surround sound mixing room using commercially available acoustic panels and bass traps,
  • surround sound control room set up for critical listening
    Each type of room has a different type of sound treatment that's why it is important to know your room setup.


    2: Determine which part of your room are the reflection points
    Know where are the reflection points of your room. Most of the time, the first reflection points are on the sidewalls, and part of the ceiling or above the listener. The simplest and least expensive approach to treat your first reflection point is to use acoustic boards or pyramid acoustic foam. You can also use Thicker acoustic panels to absorb lower sound frequency.
    When it comes to control rooms and critical listening setup, you may use Arrowzoom Bass Traps for the first reflection points.
    Take note, If there is an excessive mid-high frequency absorption but, insufficient bass traps, your room is going to sound unbalanced. dull in the top top of the line, but messy and boomy in the low. 



    3: Avoid making your room sounds dull
    It is also important to add some diffusers in your room. Diffusion includes a breezy, melodic quality to your room acoustics. For hi-fi listening rooms, diffusers on both the back and front wall is normal. This gives a figment of pushing the walls out, causing the space to feel greater. In-home theaters, It is also advisable for a blend of absorption and diffusion. This method is most common for sound treatment.
    After doing After following these 3 basic guides, you will love the audio quality of your room or your studio! Here's a quick look at Arrowzoom Black Pyramid Acoustic Foams.


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