Acoustic Fields Group Project

July 14, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to do a something little bit different than we normally do. I’m going to give you some givens so you get an outline of what we’re trying to ask a question about and then we’re going to do a question. We’re going to make it a group project and I want you […]

Physics of Sound Part III

July 10, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the physics of sound part 3. Part 1 we talked about level or strength, amplitude. Part 2 we talked about frequency. This is going to be about propagation. Where does level, frequency travel through if you will? Well, we know that we have paths and it’s all about going […]

Physics of Sound Part II

July 7, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about frequency which is part 2 of our physics of sound series, kind of back to basics program. I want to give you a feel for physics because then we take the general knowledge and feel, if you will, for physics and then we apply it to acoustics which is a science of […]

Physics of Sound Part I

July 3, 2018 No Comments

Let’s get back to basics a little bit and talk about some of the qualities and characteristics and the physics of sound. We’re going to call this part I, we’ll probably do two or three parts on this. There’s 3 major parts that we need to look at when we’re dealing with audio in our […]

Is Your Room Working With Your Music?

June 30, 2018 No Comments

Is your room working with your music? I get a lot of calls and I see a lot of room forms that come in where I’m really wondering who’s working with whom and the situation is the room fighting the music, is the music fighting the room, does the client just not know what’s going […]

Spatial Impression in Room Acoustics

June 26, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about spacial impression. Kind of a fancy name but let’s break it down and I think we’ll understand what it means. For years and years and years companies do studies on what people consider beautiful. And they use human beings as examples. And one of the things they find in these studies is […]

Room Amplitude & Frequency Response

June 23, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about room amplitude and frequency response. I get a lot of people that call in and send their measurements of their room and I have to remind them that there are certain qualifications to those measurements and we need to understand what really a flat response in a room is all about. So […]

The 8 Foot Acoustic Nightmare

June 19, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about what I call the 8 foot acoustic nightmare. Unfortunately in North America our ceiling heights are mostly in the 8-foot range. And that couldn’t be worse for us in terms of acoustics. Now, like if it’s a drop ceiling height and there’s another foot or two behind that space, […]

What Drop Ceilings Mean For Room Acoustics

June 16, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about drop ceilings and low frequency and room forms. Because we get a lot of room forms, I think we get 30, 40 a day now. So I’m trying to minimize the effort that you have to put in on your end so it minimizes the time I have to spend on my […]

The Dance Between Absorption & Reflection

June 12, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about the dance between absorption and reflections. We all deal with reflections in our room, it doesn’t really matter what the room size and volume and usage is, it’s a room. It has boundary surfaces, the energy strikes these surfaces and causes a reflection. So we know what RT-60 times are, we’ve heard […]