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 […]

Best Studio Door Is No Door!

June 9, 2018 No Comments

I get a lot of calls, a lot of e-mails about studio doors. What door do I build? What’s the right kind? How thick do I make it? All questions that can be answered if we have the appropriate data. But the best studio door ever is no door at all, okay? What’s the best […]

Beautiful Room – No Sound Quality!

June 7, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about a project that we turned down because we couldn’t help the client. And we’re going to walk you through the steps why and perhaps you’ll see your situation in this room. You’ll see parts of your situation in this room and it can help you guide you towards the right direction and […]

What is Attenuation?

May 17, 2018 No Comments

Attenuation. It’s a word that gets bounced around a lot and a lot of my customers try to use it and I can sense that they’re little confused about it. So we’re going to work on definitions and hopefully this will clarify everything. It’s not complicated but let’s walk through some of the steps. Attenuation […]

Customer Questions #1

May 13, 2018 No Comments

I thought I would change things around a little bit. I have some comments, 3 of them on the board from customers. I haven’t changed them, just condensed them, taken away the little words and get the real meaning of it. And we’re going to try to do a series of customer comments and questions. […]

Echoes

May 10, 2018 No Comments

Echoes, reflections, reverberation time, a lot of these terms get confused and I thought I’d just illustrate some characteristics of echoes and put some time signatures on them and this will give us some feel or idea and separation. These are complicated things to understand and the definitions behind them are very empirical and if […]

System Synergy

May 6, 2018 No Comments

System synergy. I get a lot of emails and a lot of phone calls from people. I get a lot of room forms. They go up to 40 a day now sometimes. So hopefully I get to them within 2-3 days for you. If not, be patient, I will get to you. If you don’t […]

I Have This Monitor Or That One

May 3, 2018 2 Comments

I get a lot of room forms sent in, I get a lot of phone calls and I get a lot of e-mails and people are what I call gear-proud. They’re proud of their gear. They’ve saved and they’ve researched and analyzed and they really get kind of emotionally attached to their gear and one […]