Over the past year or so the topic of “Room Correction” has come up a few times. The first thing I think of is physical room treatment. Your friend Goggle will help you find plenty on the topic. Here’s an example of one.
In addition, software is also available to help offset how your room changes what you hear vs. what someone else hears when listening to your music.
Without going into much detail, the idea is you take various measurements of known material using a calibrated microphone. The software knows what it wants to “hear,” compares that to what it did hear, and then, if you choose, can apply an EQ curve to compensate for your environment.
We have some physical treatment in our little studio. Was it done correctly? Not sure, and we are still in the process of learning more about that.
In the meantime, we did purchase Sonarworks to learn more about this option. Here’s what we found on the initial measurements taken. I plan to go through the process one more time now that we have completed the initial pass and know what to expect during the process.
The black line is the ultimate gaol – A perfectly flat response. The purple line is what we our studio “sounds like” based on the measurements taken.
Continuing this discussion. The Sonarwroks software also has a large collection of headphones that they support. It turns out the headphones that we have are in their database. Although we prefer mixing with speakers vs. headphones there are folks that mix/listen exclusively on headphones.