subwoofer placement

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Hold 'Em Czar
Member Since: Dec 30, 2004

in general, i find most ppl like us (in small, simi-treated rooms) get less use out of a sub than it's best i've found if you're able to isolate the sub (volume wise), it can help when monitored on it's own, but room modes tend to exaggerate/nullify to such an extent that what you see *read hear* is not what you get....not to mention phase issues with your other monitors. BUT for those of you who like using a subwoofer i found this nifty article here, and it's definitely worth a read....the tip about puttin' the woofer at the mix position is killer!

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Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Since: Apr 11, 2004

Jun 21, 2009 10:39 am

It's so funny that you mention this. I was just going over this with Went the other day. He uses a subwoofer system, and yes it's right under his mix desk. Of course there is a level for it through his system, but where does one stop turning up that setting??? When you start to hear ir work is the answer. Go any further, and you'll be over compensating from that point on.

Incidentally, the Moondance number was recorded and mixed at Wents, so it seems to be the way to go... over there.

The Czar of BS
Since: Dec 31, 2007

Jun 21, 2009 10:39 am

I love RealTraps! They really do have the best articles on nodes for a room.

One of the programs that they have that I use regularly is the Frequency Distance Finder.

It is one of the best ways to know where your first node will be. The only thing that they do not explain, is the 1/4 wave effect.

Either moving the HPF to the first 1/4 wave, or moving the sub to the 1/4 wave will help eliminate the standing wave.

Still, great source of information!

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