Soundproofing a Bedroom

October 9, 2019 2 Comments

There is noise everywhere. There is street noise which turns into neighborhood noise. We have children on bicycles playing in the neighborhood followed by dogs barking. Have you ever had that dog next door that barks all evening? Either the owners are gone or they are heavy sleepers but you are awake. There are the […]

Acoustic Treatment Materials: An Overview

September 17, 2019 2 Comments

There are many types, shapes, and forms of acoustic treatment materials. Lets back up a little before we look at acoustic treatment materials and think about why we need treatments in the first place. The main reason we need treatment is that we have to listen to the sound in rooms. It’s the rooms that […]

Waves & Rays

September 4, 2019 2 Comments

Ocean vs. Sunshine Rays of energy are middle and high frequencies. This energy is above 100 Hz. and travels in straight lines similar to sunshine. Waves of energy are lower frequency energy below 100 Hz. This type of energy oscillates throughout the room in waves of energy that are tall and long in length. Rays […]

Introducing: Foley Acoustics – High-End Acoustical Designs

August 20, 2019 No Comments

Foley Acoustics was created for the acoustic design of critical listening audio and video environments. The acoustic design process requires that all noise-related issues be addressed first and foremost. Noise is the arch-enemy of audio. It decreases room resolution and raises the noise floor in the room. Our goal is to make the room as […]

What Do You Know About Higher Frequency Diffusion?

October 2, 2018 2 Comments

Let’s talk about higher frequency diffusion. In most of our discussions we talk about vertical, horizontal, two-dimensional, one-dimensional diffusion. And that’s a diffusion that is quadratic and it’s based on some prime numbers. And we know from our math training hopefully that prime number is a number divisible by itself and one. 7, 11, 13, […]

What Is Quality Room Sound?

September 29, 2018 No Comments

I know you’ve heard me say this a lot of times and a lot of people have commented about, list the things that we need to do to have quality sound in a room. There’s a lot of things that you need to do but it’s important to do them in the right order. I […]

Soundproofing A Room

September 25, 2018 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about soundproofing a room. First off, there’s really no such thing as soundproofing a room because you don’t proof sound. You don’t isolate it completely. You can’t make things 100% quiet. So what you do is you manage sound. You lower levels, you lower pressure levels so that they’re workable […]

What’s A Psycho-Acoustic Space?

September 22, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about a term I call psycho-acoustic space. It’s a big fancy word for really how powerful quadratic diffusion is. And we’re going to work through all of these terms and hopefully by the end of the video you’ll have a pretty good feel about the power of quadratic diffusion. I’ve […]

Is Your Room Size Coincidental?

September 18, 2018 9 Comments

Let’s talk about coincidental room sizes and volumes so we can kind of get a handle on what this term “coincidental” means. It’s a fancy term for more of something we don’t want. I think it’s the easiest way to say it. It’s all about the ratio of the room: the width, the height and […]

What’s Your Rooms Goal For Low Frequency?

September 15, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about the room kind of as an entity and what is its goal if it could speak for itself, if it could act for itself, if you will, what would its goal be for low frequency management? So if you were a room and you were too small and the people that lived […]