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Anything wrong with storing studio monitors right next to each other?

There will be no effect whatsoever. Permanent magnets cannot be de-gaussed, they're permanent. Nothing else within a speaker will be affected.
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Home Studio Echo Problem

First off, if you have a hard floor like cement or wood or tile...get an area carpet. Otherwise, you need to use absorber panels. Generally acoustic studio treatment requires 3 devices....bass traps,...
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What are some good in-depth resources for learning Sound Design?

To fully understand this subject takes years of learning and experience. You have to start at the beginning. My advice would be to find good books and study these subjects: Read this book by Martin ...
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Home Studio Echo Problem

All hard parallel surfaces are your enemy. Since the space has already been built out you can't (I'm assuming) easily make the walls non-parallel. So you're really left with applying treatments. ...
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Looking for a recording/mixing workstation

You could do most of that list with an iPad & a USB/Lightning interface, these days... or any computer. GearRank - The Best iPad Audio Interfaces has a list of current offerings, with reviews. ...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

"Most people have noticed that when a speaker of any size is placed against a wall, it’ll deliver stronger bass response. This can be a strong temptation to use this acoustic phenomenon (a function of ...
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Setting up Home Studio, need advise on setup

In a tiny room like that, with unspecified materials, the quickest way to find out is to try it. My optimum in a home studio ended up being this… My ceiling is also partially sloped. Room is approx ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

"...is that statement true?" No, that statement is wrong. Whilst they are more sensitive they're are still directional and will reject sound from the sides. Most home studio owners own a condenser.
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Recording acoustic guitar with Dynamic and condeser at same time

Record the two mics as two channels. Then you can decide what you want to do when mixing. As this seems to be very uncommon, there probably is a reason. Only way to know for sure is to test it (takes ...
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Why does acoustic foam control reverb but not stop sound from leaving or entering a room?

As Tetsujin have stated in their comments (an can be seen at the references you provide), in order to prevent transmission you need mass. Foam does not have enough mass to do that and so it cannot ...
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If carpets are bad for recording room treatment, what about curtains?

carpets One of the reasons the carpet is not a good material for the studio is that it is messing with the reflections bouncing off of the floor which is a vital component of how we perceive sound in ...
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What are some good in-depth resources for learning Sound Design?

Ditto other comments but you can fast track on sound engineering by taking the FutureLearn course CRITICAL LISTENING FOR STUDIO PRODUCTION (Free, 6 weeks, 8 hours per week). this is a beginners ...
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What are some good in-depth resources for learning Sound Design?

Marc w is right. It takes years. I've been studying audio engineering for 14 years including 4 years formal training acquiring a BSc and an MA. And there is still so much to learn you'll never learn ...
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Unknown polar pattern on MXL 990 mic

At this page you can find the microphones polar pattern and frequency response (the ones you provided), so you could have possibly found out before buying that the polar pattern is not a “perfect” ...
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White noise on audio interface

Sounds like you might be working with a low-quality interface, but in any rate, you shouldn't be judging the input when there is no signal source. Make sure you have a mic plugged in before you start ...
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White noise on audio interface

You are raising the noise floor by boosting the gain. When you have input into the mic you should only use as much gain as you reasonably need and there should be negligible noise heard during silent ...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

One of the best resources that deals with this subject is to be found on the site of Genelec, speaker manufacturer. https://www.genelec.com/sites/default/files/media/Studio%20monitors/Catalogues/...
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Monitor speakers and distance from the walls

That's caused by reflections off the walls interfering with the direct sound from the speaker. At some frequencies, the reflection will cancel out the direct sound, at other frequencies they will add ...
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"Super W" neoprene pads for electronic drum decoupling platform?

I would approach this from the perspective of having a rigid coupling between the seat, the drummer and the entire kit. Consequently, I think you would need a "floating" floor setup that can be ...
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Mixing question about headphones

Technically, you don't need studio monitors. If you know what a great mix sounds like on your headphones, and you understand what mixing decisions are necessary to create a similarly great mix, then ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

I own the sontronics stc 3x and use it at home all the time it has a unidirectional polar pattern which helps to reject some of the background noise , and quality turns out to be decent.
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What are good alternatives to studio foam for a home studio?

I use to work at a local news station. In their edit bay they choose to carpet the entire room, floor and walls that is. for them that was a more price efficient choice. The solution worked very well.
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