A little trick with dynamics and Mains presets.
Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:11 AM
Great information Don!
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:20 AM
Hi! Just wondering, would the 'Boomy Room' preset be good for a room with hard walls, floor and a high ceiling? I'm thinking of a large sports hall, or a converted stone barn. We've done both of these type of venues as a 3 piece and 5 piece band and had to work really hard to get a good sound. If there's a preset that might give us a better starting point then I'm up for trying it!
Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:13 AM
Probably ... it is somewhat dependent on the size of the room. At least it should be a good starting point. The problem in these rooms is that exactly where you stand will determine how much low bass you hear. Move a bit more than a meter away and the difference could be 20 dB in the level of 50 Hz.
Once the room is bigger than about 2000m3 (70,000ft3) it won't matter as much. Especially if the smallest dimension of the room is more than 6m (18ft). Remember that in small rooms the acoustics will play a big part in the sound of the room and you cannot successfully make much change with EQ. It requires acoustic treatment. In really big rooms the acoustics don't matter much and outdoors the sound is not affected (unless you get bounce back from walls, etc.
Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:23 AM
Does anyone know what are presets "room1", "room2", etc...?
Are they just general or are they designed to solve specific problems on common types of rooms?
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