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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Acoustics 101

Wikipedia says acoustics refers to the science of production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound. For most recording engineers, the term acoustics refers to the sound of a room. If you’ve ever looked at most digital reverb processors, you’ve noticed that the patches are sometimes defined by room names (such as small room, bathroom, cathedral, or large hall). That’s because the sound of the room is mostly determined by its reverb, or the way it reflects sound. Some rooms have a lot of reflections, and some have very few. The important thing to understand is that every room has some sort of reflection.

Different types of recordings require different types of recording rooms. In a professional studio, the recording ...

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