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2 CHAPTER 1 Setting up your Creative Environment: The Studio FIgure 1.1 Example of absorption panels. (© Primacoustic, a division of Radial Engineering Ltd). FIgure 1.2 Example of diffusers. (© Primacoustic, a division of Radial Engineering Ltd). FIgure 1.3 Example of bass-traps. (© Primacoustic, a division of Radial Engineering Ltd). The use of bass-traps (Figure 1.3) will help to reduce low-frequency standing waves. By placing them in the top corners of the room you will avoid annoying bass buildup frequencies. If you have a tight budget or construction limitations you can achieve similar acoustic treatment effects by making sure to have the walls of your studio covered with a variety of surfaces and materials. For example, accurately placed bookshelves and heavy curtains are excellent low-budget solutions to improve the acoustic response of a room. For more detailed information on studio acoustics and studio design I highly recommend Recording Studio Design, by Philip Newell. 1.2 SettIng uP YOur PrODuCtIOn SPACe: the PrOjeCt StuDIO Although up to four or five years ago the distinction between a home studio, a project studio, and a recording studio was very clear, these days things are much more blurred. A home studio can often be all