Auralex is a brand well-known in the recording industry. With 40 years experience under their belt, the company has meticulously engineered a line of products that can transform even the most reflective rooms into professionally tailored studio spaces. Today, we will take a look at some of our favorite from Auralex and explain why they work so well.
The first step toward a better sounding room is absorbing the sound at the first point of reflection from your monitors. Auralex's Studiofoam is a great way to do that. They recommend you start by placing foam directly behind the monitors to control phasing between the original sound and the sound bouncing off the wall behind them. The other two most important areas are the wall that the monitors are facing toward and the area in which the first reflections on the sides hit the wall. This Studiofoam kit comes with 24 of their 1' x 1' panels, so you have plenty of them right out of the box to take the first step toward a better mix area.
Controlling the bass in a room while also being able to make it translate to other listening mediums is one of the biggest challenges faced as a mixing engineer. Auralex designed the LENRD bass traps to cut down the tails of sub frequencies and make an overall flatter response in the room. These, in combination with the Studiofoam will take your studio to the next level. A great way to get both and save money at the same time is to invest in a Roominator Kit. The Project 2 comes with 8 bass traps and 24 Studiofoam panels!
What many engineers these days are missing during the mixing process is mid-range. Not only because many lower-priced monitors are tuned that way, but because their desk is sucking all of it out. Out of personal experience, the result is honky and weirdly-resonant mixes during the car test. Auralex combats this phenomenon with their ProPads. These 3-layered isolation pads completely decouple the monitors from the desk, bringing clarity back into the mids. When you put these under your monitors, they will sound much more accurate. And so will your mixes!
These are our three favorite products from Auralex. With over 40 years of experience, they never fail to deliver on quality.
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