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The Studio Edge 101 - Planning A Recording Studio.
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The purpose of diffusion is to...
Prevent external sound from entering the space.
Break up direct sound into a more pleasing delay, without absorbing sound.
Focus the direct sound from a sound source to one point of the environment.
Absorb early reflections and reduce reverberation in the environment.
In the course, the trainer recommends treating _____ of a typical live room, while vocal booths may utilize _____ treatment.
20% - 35%; 30% - 35%
60% - 80%; 20% - 30%
30% - 50%; 50% - 60%
20% - 30%; 60% - 80%
Decoupling a room is essentially...
Using glue to hold a building together instead of screws.
Creating a room within a room to increase isolation.
Joining the outside wall to the interior wall of a space for increased isolation.
Creating a room within a room to increase 'room tone' resonance.
Early reflections tend to dissipate...
After 30 milliseconds.
After 100 milliseconds.
After 2 seconds.
After 50 milliseconds.
________ are the three most important non-audio related features of your control room.
Chair quality, mouse style, and monitor position
Chair quality, monitor position, and lighting
Mouse style, chair quality, and decoration
Monitor position, couches, and mouse style
Because of the frequency ranges of the sound sources and the way they are miked, large iso booths should be utilized in recording ________, while smaller booths can be used for ________ if needed.
Guitar and Drums; bass, piano, and vocals
Vocals and piano; drums
Drums, bass, and piano; guitar and vocals
Drums; vocals, piano, bass, and guitar
Kinesthetic people work best when ___________.
fully immersed in the work physically
in an expensive studio
they have a textbook knowledge of the material
given information through listening
Bass frequencies are difficult to isolate because...
They are faster than high frequencies.
They are more directional than high frequencies.
They are louder than high frequencies.
Their wavelengths are longer than high frequencies.
The RT-60 value of a small room would be ________ than a large hall because ________.
Shorter; Sound waves maintain energy by reflecting off many surfaces
Shorter; Sound waves lose energy by reflecting off many surfaces
Longer; Sound waves lose energy by reflecting off many surfaces
Longer; Sound waves maintain energy by reflecting off many surfaces
Jim recommends using gear that will ___________.
prevent expansion should you choose to add to your studio later
be used for things you don't intent to do in your studio
interface with the rest of your studio and last at least six years
need to be replaced with your computer
An ideal room with minimal room node buildup would look ________ in shape and size.
Rectangular, with different values for length, width, and height and small
Square, with identical values for length, width, and height and large
Square, with identical values for length, width, and height and small
Rectangular, with different values for length, width, and height and large
NRC ratings calculate the _____ of frequency bands of a material, those bands being ________.
Absorption; 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 KHz, and 2 KHz
Reflection; 200 Hz, 400 Hz, 2 KHz, and 4 KHz
Absorption; 200 Hz, 400 Hz, 2 KHz, and 4 KHz
Reflection; 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 KHz, and 2 KHz
For most studios, a control room with a _____ in front of the engineer and a _____ behind the engineer will yield controlled, natural results.
Live end with diffusion; dead end with absorption
Dead end with absorption; live end with diffusion
Dead end with diffusion; live end with absorption
Live end with absorption; dead end with diffusion
The role of absorption in a recording space is to...
Enhance early reflections and reverberation in the environment.
Break up early reflections around the room.
Remove early reflections and reverberation in the environment.
Prevent external noise from entering the room.
Using layers of varying materials when building a wall improves isolation because...
Using the same materials throughout is not up to fire code.
Different materials prevent different frequency ranges from passing through.
Using the same materials throughout would yield too much isolation.
It's less expensive that way.
Converting an existing room to a studio is a good option for...
Commercial studio owners.
Singer-songwriters, R&B artists, and preproduction.
Recording drums and full bands live.
To dial in a control room's sound, ________ techniques all need to be incorporated to keep the room sounding balanced.
Diffusion and Isolation
Absorption and Diffusion
Absorption, Diffusion, and Isolation
Isolation and Absorption
The Studio Edge 101
Planning A Recording Studio
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