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. […]

How To Make Your Room Sound Larger

August 4, 2018 No Comments

Let’s to talk about how to make your room sound larger. Unfortunately most of the rooms I see are very small. People are trying to do a lot in really small rooms. They’re trying to mix, they’re trying to master, they’re trying to record drums, they’re trying to do everything in small rooms. I get […]

Quadratic Diffusion

July 31, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about quadratic diffusion. Diffusion in general causes a lot of difficulty for people and I get that because there’s a lot of terms and explanations in the literature that really just aren’t valid at all. And the first thing we can do to help us with understanding is define the difference between diffusion […]

Guessing is gambling!

July 28, 2018 No Comments

I see a lot of guessing. Guessing is gambling. Especially when it comes to room acoustics. And here is the problem. A lot of people have lots of ideas about tactics. They hear about this product, they hear about that product. They hear about this technique. They hear about that technique. But they don’t have […]

Acoustic Fields Group Project #2

July 24, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about group project #2. We did group project #1 a couple of weeks ago and there was a good response. People seem to identify and be interested in the resolution side of 2-channel systems. So let’s talk a little bit about distortion today because there’s a lot of components within […]