Useful advice from me on how to stomach listening to yourself all day for a living.
My mother was an immigrant to America, born in Mexico City. My father was a white American born in the United States. I identify as Mexican and American, retaining both nationalities and cultures. I was raised equally in both countries and languages. I spent every summer as a child up until my tweens in Mexico City, and visited family and vacationed all over central Mexico. I went to school in Mexico City for 5th and 6th grade.
I was asked if I consider myself to be BIPOC, which stands for Black Indigenous Person of Color. While I have indigenous ancestry (a whopping 17% total from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and Cuba, thanks DNA testing), in no way do I count as a person of color. I am white passing, thus I have white privilege, and do not endure the inherent systemic discrimination against people who are not white passing. Morally it is my responsibility as a white passing person to make space for people of color whenever possible.
Here are my personal habits and workflow when I’m auditioning from home all by myself, maybe you’ll find them useful.
The short version is that filling up every wall with foam will result in terrible sounding reflections. You have to spread out the foam, think of creating a checkered pattern where if you put up a square foam on one wall, on the wall directly opposite that piece of foam do not place any foam.