February 23, 2020
Hi Dennis, everyone at AcousticFields and all forum users,
I'm Sylvain Leroux from France, a former teacher in Computer Sciences, Information Technology, and Electronic Engineering.
As part of an entrepreneurial project, I started developing online courses and YT videos about the topics I know. You can find samples on my website https://yesik.it
I have a strong propensity to perfectionism. When recording videos , I pay special attention to sound quality. I think this is the most important to ensure ma message is clearly understood (especially since I may have a strong French accent while speaking English;)
My first videos were recorded in a very small cabinet, full of various stuff I had to push out of the camera field of view each time I started a new recording. Actually, that and a couple of low coat foam panels did a great job in producing a very acceptable environment for audio recording. But that was far from being practical, and there is a lot of time lost in moving things before and after each recording session.
I'm now moving to an unused room. I initially rejected it in favor of my "closet" because the acoustics in the room is awful, with lots of echoes and long reverberation time. But if I could make it sound great, the would give a strong boost to my productivity. For a few months (!) now I read a lot about acoustic. And watched many videos . I also conducted a couple of experiments in the room to measure various acoustic response properties. I looked at many possible solutions, but the engineer in me was never satisfied because most sellers and contractors are promising you "magic solutions" without never explaining how and why their solution will solve my issues. Undoubtedly, I need help.
Dennis, be prepared to receive an email in the next few days to benefit from your "free room analysis " offer!
In the meantime, I put the last hand to a report summarizing the room's physical and acoustic characteristics, as well as the different requirements it needs to meet.
In other words, be also prepared to find a lengthy PDF attached to my upcoming email :D