Reply To: Studio Calibration

April 1, 2023 at 4:41 pm #5666
Bob Katz

    Hi, Jason. Every correction system requires setting a “Target”. Obviously Sonarworks’ default target must be set too bright. Using Acourate I adjust the high frequency slope of my target using my collection of 50 reference recordings. I don’t rest until the center of the reference recordings sounds absolutely right, and the brightest and dullest of them are neither too bright nor too dull. That takes skill, knowledge and experience. Personally I’m not a Sonarworks fan, but I can tell you that if you want to do it yourself, if your room is properly treated, you can accomplish the final EQ with REW and a superb, high resolution equalizer, and lots of experience and training. Or, you can do it yourself with Acourate and Acourate Convolver. If you’re curious about that, I recommend to anyone considering what I think is the most transparent-sounding (no sound of its own!) correction system, then look into Mitch Barnett’s excellent how-to book: