How To Fine Tune – 2 Channel

January 12, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about how to fine tune your 2 channel system. First thing we have to decide is speaker placement. Now, we have a room and we’re going to put those speakers in a room. We have left and right, okay? How far from the front wall? How far from the sidewalls? […]

High Resolution Gear Vs. High Resolution Rooms

January 5, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about high resolution gear vs. high resolution rooms. Let’s face it, today’s gear has tremendous advantages over the old analog systems that we used for playback and recording. Unfortunately the rooms and the quality of the rooms in which the digital formats are used are really not up to the […]

Don’t Set Your Subwoofer On The Floor!

December 29, 2016 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about how not to put your subwoofer on the floor. See it all the time, I see it in corners. Be careful here, this is a huge energy producing source. Not only it produces energy but it produces low frequency energy which is very difficult to deal with in today’s […]

Definition First, Diffusion Second

December 22, 2016 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about diffusion. There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding out there about it. It’s a shame really because diffusion is such a great tool, especially in 2 channel playback, control rooms, mixing rooms, rear wall situations, ceilings in home theaters, rear walls in home theaters. It really adds a […]

Converters and Calibration

December 15, 2016 No Comments

I want to bring up a subject on converter calibration. It’s not something I’ve really seen pop up and it’s a quest that I’ve kind of went down and discovered mixed material on the internet and I’m trying to condense it down in the best fashion I possibly can to show you where it could […]

Acoustic Fields Inbox #7

December 8, 2016 No Comments

Today we’re going to do inbox #7. These are comments and questions that come into my inbox and I see the same ones every time so I thought well, let’s put them up on the board, do a video about them and maybe some of these questions you have can be answered here. There’s a […]

Walls Are Speaking – Are You Listening?

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about your walls are speaking but are you listening? I don’t think so sometimes when I talk to people about the acoustics and the things that go on within a room. So let’s break each wall surface down and see what the impact it has on our presentation. Well, we […]

VU Metering and Calibration pt. 2

November 24, 2016 No Comments

I wanted to make a part 2 video of a whiteboard demonstration the other day. The topic was VU metering and I wanted to elaborate more on that process and give you some more visuals and some of the tools that I use. One of them is just a true RMS multimeter from RadioShack. They’re […]

VU Metering and Calibration pt. 1

November 17, 2016 No Comments

Dennis Foley: I get a lot of inquiries to our inbox about pro audio, pro gear, everything related to the pro side of the recording process. So we brought Steven on board. Steven is going to do a series of videos for us and talk about topics related to the pro audio recording field and […]

Westlake Pro goes All In on Atmos

November 15, 2016 No Comments

The following is an excerpt from “Westlake Pro goes All In on Atmos” by Thomas Kenny. At the third annual Mix Presents Sound for Film event, held in mid-September at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif., longtime Los Angeles pro audio retailer/integrator Westlake Pro sponsored an expert panel called “Building an Immersive […]