Isolating a Sub?


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Not really sure where to post this as its more about studio sound than synths - but here goes.

So, Im in a small, upstairs, carpeted room. I have some A5Xs on a shelf (well a kitchen worktop on the top tier of a keyboard stand as my mcok desk) which have foam Iso pads. I have just replaced these with proper isolating stands.

Under the desk is a Yamaha 10" sub - which has a downwards firing port. Obviously its a little boom'y (small room, corner located, upstairs bouncy floor), though it is currently sitting on a slate chopping board (works surprisingly well) which reflects a lot of the sound from the port away from the floor.

However, I know have a pair of Iso pads I can use for the sub as well. The question. Do I raise the slate chopping board up onto the pads, so the sub sits on teh chopping board but the board is isolated on the pads - SO do I put the pad on top of the slate board - and the sub onto that.

The first method is the one I THINK will be best - as the sub and slate board will work together but be isolated from the floor (at lease a Little), but Im not really sure. The second way will isolate the sub completely from anything - but the port energy will bounce off the slate board which wont be isolated from the floor.

Thoughts on this anyone?
 

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I'd say try both arrangements and see which one sounds best, but I think pad under the slate will probably sound better.

If this is for recording purposes in such a tiny room you may be better off using headphones anyway.

Gary ;)
 
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Playback rather than recording. When I record I mix without thecsjb, and check on headphones.
 

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When I do a recording I find it more important to play it back on a typical home audio system to hear what the average listener is going to hear.

It doesn't matter if you have a couple Klipshorn Escalas and a 19 inch subwoofer in the studio if your typical listener is going to listen to it thru earbuds on his phone or a computer hooked up to 3 inch speakers :D

I try my best to get it right the first time, but I've had to go back a remix a few times once I heard my stuff on a laptop. :p

Gary ;)
 

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