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Thomas Lester

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I thought I had good low end, until....
« on: January 18, 2007, 09:54:52 pm »

I used to think I had nice low end in my room.  Until tonight...

I was looking at some videos that Ethan has up on his site.  I saw him test room with a Sonar session sweeping between 30 and 300Hz going up in 1 Hz increments and holding on each frequency for 1 second.  He then recorded it and looked at the resulting wave form.  A bit premitive compared to testing software, but hey... free and effective.

So, I downloaded his Sonar file, dumpped the files into PT and away I went.  I put up an Omni in the mix position and recorded it.  Here are the results:

http://www.speakrecords.com/music/FreqResponse.jpg

Any suggestions on what to do?  I guess I need something to tame the low end and even things out a bit.

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

-Tom

PS.  The grahpic is from 30-300Hz.  That first big (almost silent) dip is at 129.

Ethan Winer

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Re: I thought I had good low end, until....
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 11:09:18 am »

Tom,

> Any suggestions on what to do? <

If you saw my videos I'd expect you already know what to do. Laughing

Bass traps, my friend, and as many as you can manage. It's impossible to make any room perfectly flat, but you can definitely get it a lot better than what you have now. The more bass traps you add, the flatter and tighter the low end will be. It's that simple.

--Ehan

Thomas Lester

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Re: I thought I had good low end, until....
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 01:26:54 pm »

Ethan Winer wrote on Fri, 19 January 2007 11:09

Tom,

> Any suggestions on what to do? <

If you saw my videos I'd expect you already know what to do. Laughing

Bass traps, my friend, and as many as you can manage. It's impossible to make any room perfectly flat, but you can definitely get it a lot better than what you have now. The more bass traps you add, the flatter and tighter the low end will be. It's that simple.

--Ehan


Thanks Ethan.  I figured that was the answer, I just wanted to ask after having the results.

Also...  thanks for you site.  Very helpful.

-Tom

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Re: I thought I had good low end, until....
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007, 09:42:40 am »

I'd like to see what this looks like after you install some bass traps.
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Re: I thought I had good low end, until....
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007, 05:20:18 pm »

RPhilbeck wrote on Sat, 20 January 2007 09:42

I'd like to see what this looks like after you install some bass traps.


I'll do that....  I'll post the same test after I do some treatment.

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Re: I thought I had good low end, until....
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007, 03:37:31 pm »

Yes please... put in some traps and post the before and after so we can have more "proof" of how important this is!! Thanks!
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