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Welcome to the first Acoustic Treatment Google Hangout with Dennis Foley from Acoustic Fields. This is a new weekly chance for you to ask Dennis any and all questions you may have about room acoustic treatment in our new time slot of 11 am EST every Tuesday.

Here are the questions we covered in this first hangout:

1. When acoustically treating a room do you always look to achieve a flat RT-60 across frequencies?

2. I’m in a band and we’re looking for an ideal practice space. Usually we are facing each other. What kind of acoustical setup would you suggest is best? What is the minimum size space you would shoot for?

3. I’d imagine a perfectly symmetrical room is going to have standing waves but one with an alcove or fire place or some other imperfection might break up some of this. Also, instead of worrying so much about the room reflections, would it not be better to treat the room at the first reflection point, or better yet get loud speakers with controlled directivity. In fact, one of the things to do in a room that is too symmetrical is to put the couch in such a way that it’s rotated a couple of degrees with respect to the room reflection, so the reflections don’t cause such a problem.

Send in your questions ahead of next weeks hangout and we’ll make sure we get to them.



I am a structural engineer as well as a master furniture maker. I design cabinets for low frequency, activated carbon absorbers. Connect with me on Google+

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