Hi guys -- I know most of you do live sound systems but how many of you tune studio systems?
I am being asked to help tune up a studio system and for the most part -- I am assuming you would do it similar to a live sound system. Am I correct?
When I first walked in -- the guy wanted me to place the microphone directly in the center where they sit and "Tune" the system with both speaker sides going.
Right off the bat -- I knew I was in for a long night. I explained that if his monitors weren't already flat that we would need to establish a known response BEFORE we even started measuring inside the control room.
The other issue is the control room and I am not a acoustician, BUT I can say this room isn't acoustically treated correctly. It is photogetically treated. Everything is real symetrical with little to no acoustic treatment.... No bass traps and a few foam wedges here and there on the walls.
He is using a Driverack to control some "Tapco" monitors and there is one sub on the floor.
I will probably not get him to acoustically treat this room much but as a start what can I begin to do?
1. Make sure all the parts are in working order....ie everything examined and verified....polarity...etc.
2. Take a speaker outside and see how flat it is. If not very flat -- make some corrections to it??
3. Take it back in and continue to use one side while measuring inside the room??
4. Maybe tame down excessive Bass build up peaks?
It sucks because I see this a lot and most of the time -- you get stopped half way thru the job.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.