Studio monitor placement

Studio Monitor Placement

Posted on Posted in Home studio, Monitoring

Today I’m writing about studio monitor placement, and I have a couple of suggestions for you. Actually some pretty general, and good starting points from where you can start working on setting your monitors in the right place in your home studio.

So, if you just got new studio monitors, and you want to set them up. What should you do? You don’t know where should you put them.

I know that you know that you definitely are going to put them in front of you (ha-ha), but there are a couple of things I want you to keep in mind.

Generally speaking, when you put the most of the speakers in front of you, you need to angle them in. You need to set an angle at which the speaker will be aimed directly to you. It’s simple.

You need to make an equilateral triangle. Put the speakers towards your head and you’ll have speakers angled towards you.

If you’re wondering what equilateral triangle is…

Equilateral triangle means that the distance between the speakers is the same distance between one of the speakers and your head. In that way you get that all three measurements are the same.

Further on, you want to get your speakers of the wall as much as possible. Currently I’m talking for the wall which is behind your speakers. They need some time so the bass frequencies can develop, and it also prevents of building the bass frequencies too much up. Bass frequencies usually get built in the corner, and you probably noticed that there is a lot of bass when you stand somewhere in the corner.

So if your speakers are to close to the wall, they kind of create their own corner back there and it starts to built too much bass frequencies.

Also some speakers have holes in the back, and through that holes comes out the bass. So if you put them to close to the wall, the bass gets kind of blocked and it can’t really go in the other parts of the room. I said it as simple as I could.

And keep in mind that you want to have a different distances from the speaker, between the back wall and the side walls. Shortly said, equal distances between back and side walls can acoustically make troubles, so try to make them different.

Those are a couple of tips about studio monitor placement. Try these things out, and see what you like and what works out for you. Leave a comment below and let me know what do you think about this methods. Have you tried any of those? If not, will you now?.

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Thanks for being part of sound investigation!

Mihael Vrbanic

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