How You Can Take Advantage of Your Ceiling Trusses

September 11, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about the ceiling truss advantage that a lot of people have. We get a lot of calls and room forms where people are redoing a basement. Basements are really a problem because we have low ceiling heights. But we have a lot of advantage in a lot of homes where we have a […]

Why Room Pressure Balance Is So Important

September 8, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about room pressure balance. A lot of you when we talk on the phone during the week and emails that you send me, we’re always discussing areas of high pressure, high-low frequency pressure in your room. So I kind of come up with this idea of helping you measure that. It’s not real […]

How To Build A Bass Trap

September 4, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about how to build a bass trap. Alright, first off let’s define some terms. There really is no such thing as bass trap, okay? Bass or low frequency energy is not trapped by anything. I have built structures. Three walls on separate foundation, 8 inch poured concrete thickness of the walls with air […]

Why Room Width is WEALTH

September 1, 2018 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about room width as being very wealth, wealthy if you will. I mean it’s a good dimension to have in your favor because boy, in North America at least the rooms that I see every day, it’s that 8-foot ceiling height and you know, that’s one of the worst dimensions […]

How Low Frequency Issues Cause Room Fatigue

August 28, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about room fatigue. In Los Angeles I get a lot of opportunity to go into a lot of studios, a lot of pretty famous people who have had major Grammy awards and hits in their life, very successful mix engineers. And a lot of them are in small rooms. And […]

Why You Should Never Place Subwoofers In Your Corners!

August 25, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about no subs in the corners of your room. Please. I see this every day and you don’t want to do this. And there’s a reason why some manufacturers and speaker manufacturers tell you to put the sub in the corner of the room. The first reason is, you don’t have anything in […]

Home Theater Seat Risers With Integrated Low Frequency Absorbers

August 21, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about home theater seat risers. We see a lot of room forms come in with home theaters and we see one row, maybe two rows, possibly 3 rows of seats. A couple of things going on there. Most of the time the back seats are never used. So be very […]

Your Room Decides Where The Speakers Go

August 18, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about how your room decides where your speakers go. A lot of people when I talk to them on the phone or look at their room forms and discuss it with them they’re always saying “Well, I want to put my speakers here. I want to put my speakers there. I want to […]

Studio Construction: Barrier

August 11, 2018 No Comments

We get a lot of emails and phone calls from people who kind of flip the treatment and the barrier technologies. They think that treatment which is the materials and diffusion and absorption that we use inside the room, they confuse that with sound isolation and noise transmission reduction. So let’s kind of walk through […]

The ACDA Series

August 7, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about our ACDA series. Now, what does ACDA stand for? Activated carbon diaphragmatic absorption. So it’s a technology I created about 15 years ago and I did a lot of work in small rooms, corporate boardrooms, built a lot of office buildings, a lot of rooms where there was audio issues in it. […]