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. […]


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 […]


April 29, 2018 No Comments

Reverberation. I’m not going to get into definition, you can look that up on your own and obtain your own definition for that. But I want to focus on really what it does to our music and what it’s all about in terms of perception and the differences between the different parts of reverberation. So […]

Presence in Room Acoustics

April 26, 2018 No Comments

Presence. We all hear this word bounce around a lot in the literature. But let’s try to use some examples and put some meaning to the term because I think it’s confusing to some people. And boy, I’ll tell you I’ve been in a lot of rooms where I don’t hear any presence at all. […]

What is Pitch?

April 22, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about pitch. I’m not going to get too crazy with it because it’s really complicated but I’m just going to illustrate some main points about it so you can get a handle on it. We’ve all heard the saying “Oh he’s got good pitch.” Singers who have good pitch. I […]

The 16 2/3 Rule

April 19, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about what I call the 16 2/3 %, I guess we could put % up there rule and basically it’s talking about the surfaces of the room. We spend a lot of time focusing on sidewalls, we spend a lot of time focusing on front walls, rear walls, ceiling not so much and […]


April 15, 2018 No Comments

We’re going to elevate our discussion a little bit and delve into some definitions about terms that are really critical because you have to hear these things in your room. Whether you’re mixing, mastering, listening, playing in a live room, vocal room or anything like that you have to be able to distinguish the different […]