If you are an aspiring DJ, you probably think that your audio speakers are the most important part of your arsenal. How are your amazing skills to scratch or yada-yada will be heard if your speakers are poor? What about all the speakers that are out today, that means that the speakers are the most important part of your device, right?
Well, not really. While I agree that your speakers and tools and such are very important contributors to your success as an exercise, there is another often overlooked factor that is even more important. This factor can destroy the effect of an otherwise good performance. Ignore this factor in your professional experience! It may surprise you that it is probably an important part of your gear is actually the physical location or location of your event.
I should explain. Of course, I agree that speakers are important. If youre like most DJ players, decide what to buy, and why youd buy it, an annoying and challenging task. After all, you do not want your perfect beat-matching ability and your excellent track selection is completely ignored because your sound is distorted and soft. That problem is a function of your speakers, and so the choice of these are critical. But you must always match your gear and its use to space or space for the event.
In my opinion, the most important and most important part of audio reproduction and the strengthening chain is probably the most misunderstood and neglected. That is, whatever you need, you must be fully aware of the characteristics of the room you are in when you produce and amplify sounds. Unfortunately, your ability to change or adjust this component in your audio reproduction chain is usually impossible, or at least very difficult.
To begin with, you should be aware that there are many factors involved in defining the sound profile for each room or space. Tomes has been written on this, but common sense would tell us that we pay close attention to some of the most important details that would immediately affect your results in space.
SIZE AND OBJECTIVES.
The first of these important factors is the size of the room for the gig. For this article, I will divide the space into two parts; The first part is the dimension of the room, which is height, width and length. The second part is the volume, measured as a cubic space. Simply put, room volume is an important criterion for choosing which speakers and amplifiers to use. You must achieve the desired volume or sound pressure and in a large room that takes equipment that can fill the room with your sound. Quite easy to say, but the bigger the room the bigger and more powerful your tool must be. For small applications, less speakers are dictated. Make a mistake in both directions and you can have negative consequences.
When it comes to room dimensions, its important to note that the ratios of height and length and width of the room will determine what resonance frequencies are available for your space. Resonance frequencies are what determines the type of sound in the room. While the speaker locations are important, keep in mind that the diagonal of the room, which is the longest dimension, determines how low frequencies are heard. Do not disappear in this mat, but for sufficient bass response, make sure there is at least 15 feet on the diagonal of your space. What this means is that it may be due to better sound with low range depending on your room over 15 feet or more. Use diagonal directions to help you here. The goal is plenty of bass sound pressure, but with clarity, not clay.
RIGIDITY AND MASS.
The following factors that play a significant role in how you will allow in a certain space is the stiffness and mass of the room. Again, you need to pay attention to the low frequencies of the sound. This is because low frequencies are powerful. Low frequencies can cause less stiff walls to bend, spread the sound and cheat your sound of its kind and length. More stiff walls and space constructions have less motion, which helps to maintain the sound wave structure. This means that the more rigidity we have in a room, the more defined and powerful the base will be. Here is a summary of what we have discussed so far. In an ideal environment, we would have full rigidity and heavy mass to support it. Of course nothing is perfect, but if you know what your ideal or benchmark is then you can better measure what you have to work with. If you have a space that has imperfect walls, at least as far as rigidity and mass goes, you must configure your gear to try to meet the shortcomings.