Project and home studio owners can now get the finely-tuned sound of much more expensive, custom-designed rooms. You will be amazed at the difference this kit will make, and you'll wonder how you ever managed to get accurate mixes without it! Working together, Sweetwater and Auralex can even give you a custom consult and show you how to fine-tune the kit to your individual room.
Worth every penny
These were recommneded to me by the Auralex team. And I love them. My room acoustics is a lot more flat than it used to be, which is a really good thing. The reverb in that room was alot worse than I realized until I heard the room treated.. Wow amazing!!
You can get a customized room analysis specifically for your room right off of sweetwater's website. And its sooooo worth it!! I've very happy with what they recommended.
I still have an issue with bass in the middle of my room, but back up 3 feet away from that spot and leaving the speakers in the front of the room, made a huge diffeence. And its something I can live with until I get a bigger room that allow the lower frequency to get to the front without cancellation. I can probably get more bass traps and saturate the back of my room, but I'm on a budget, and I can live with my current setup just find, and I've cranked out some really nice mixes since then..
Absolutely Amazing very worth the price
I finished installing my acoustic treatment yesterday, and I'm blown away. My room sounds absolutely amazing!!!! It has a much flatter sound, which I love. I had no idea how much reverb was in this room until I treated it and heard the difference of how my mixes sounded and mixes on the radio really sound. I could hear sooooo much more detail than I've heard before.. I could hear tons of resonances the microphone was picking up on vocal recordings I've done. I mean they were literally right there, staring me in the face, just awaiting corective EQ, which is exactly what I needed!!!
I actually did a trial run of mixing a song I've been working on. Ok usually things sound good in my room, than when I would go to the car, the low end would be muddy and high end would be really bright, and very little warmth. Not this time. I popped open that track and I could hear the lack of warmth immediately,with some EQ and compression to add back that warmth, I was ablle to get the warmth out of my mix I've been looking for the past 6 years I've been mixing!
As far as my low end. Ok, this one is kinda of interesting. Unfortunately I'm still not totally able to get that lowend in the front of the room I wanted, which is where my desk and speakers lie. But here's the interesting part. I found a very "sweet" spot towards the back of the room, not all the way back, probably like 3.5 feet from my desk. The more I treated the room and bass trapped things, the more fantastic that sweet spot sounded. I could hear everything, I mean tons and tons of low end, I could hear the highs clearly, the mids. So basically as a workaround I'm going work from that spot, and leave my speakers in the front where they are. This works well for me. I'm actually working in just my desk chair with my laptop in my lap, 3.5 feet from my desk. For whatever reason, working like this has actually boosted my creativity the past 2 days. Go figure.. lol
Now online I read some sites that side, you need to saturate the entire back wall with specail bass traps that absorb treble and bass effectively. Supposedly that would help clean out the null spots. For some reason I'm skeptical of that, b/c like you said this room is soo small, might be just better to use my sweet spot.
But even with hiccup, I'm very pleased with what was recommended to me.
Thank you guys sooo much.. Will definitely be giving a good review on sweet water!!
Awesome aside from the adhesive tabs
I love this kit, definitely did the job. I have a 214 sq ft studio in a rather strange shape and this kit was exactly what I needed. Like stated in the title, the adhesive tabs that come with it, worked for a day and then randomly squares would fall off. I think it was partly due to the fact that I have a studio that is upstairs and the heat rises up there and made it loosen off. Thanks to the awesome support of Sweetwater though, they sent me a FREE can of Foamtak liquid spray adhesive which worked wonders. Haven't had any problems since.
It did the job
These are ridiculously expensive but they worked on my mega small room. The room sounds great. If you have enough for this buy it but it's overpriced I think.
I had invested thousands of dollars in PC, software and monitors but was having difficulty mixing in a spare room. Enter Sweetwater and Auralex. I simply sent in a drawing of my room to Sweetwater, and my sales engineer took it from there. Within a few days I had a 3D diagram of recommended acoustic treatment from Auralex. After application, my Mackies sound amazing! I am now confident that I can mix and master a product that will sound equally good on ipods, home stereos and car stereos.
Results Were Immediately Noticeable!
I used this pack to treat my project studio, and it made a huge difference in the quality of sound at the listening position. My room no longer destroys my mixes!
The only reason I gave the product a 4 instead of a 5 is that I think it would've been nice to have come with something for diffusion instead of just absorption.