This is a guest post by Joe Gilder from Home Studio Corner. Many of you will already know Joe – if not, I strongly recommend you check him out – his site and twitter feed are crammed full of useful real-life advice to make your recordings and mixes sound better.
There are HUNDREDS of acoustical issues going on in your studio. And it may not make sense for you to invest in completely treating your space acoustically.
But if there was ONE thing I would do if I were to do it all over again, I’d address one key issue:
Flutter echo is that weird sound you hear when you clap your hands in a bare room. If there are any parallel walls (and there almost always are), you’ll hear the sound waves bouncing back and forth, making this “fluttering” sound.
[Ian says – I always think the flutter echo from a clap makes a “zoing” noise, but maybe that’s just me…! Matt from Recording Hacks sent me a great example of how it sounds – to take a listen, click here.]