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 […]

Push on Peaks, Troughs Fill

April 12, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about room response curves when we’re going to deal with the peaks and the troughs that we see in our room response curve. So we all know that our rooms when we measure them, and there’s many ways to measure them but let’s just speak in broad general terms for […]

Octave Bands

April 8, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about octave bands. You hear that term a lot in acoustics. Let’s break it down into its separate components. See if we can get an understanding of it. Octave bands is composed of individual frequencies. So we have our standard groupings here: 63, 125, 250, 500. Those are the standard octave bands that […]

Death By Drywall

April 5, 2018 8 Comments

Everybody, everybody uses drywall in their builds. We don’t have it anywhere near any of our build sites and we have 12 projects going on right now. And one of the arguments against drywall or for drywall if you will is cost obviously. A 4′ x 8′ sheet costs about $10 in most environments. So […]

Critical Distance in Room Acoustics

April 1, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about a term called critical distance, probably a term you don’t hear that often. But it’s applicable in acoustics and we can have a little bit of fun with it today, too. But basically for a definition, it’s the sound pressure level of the direct sound and the reverberant space in your room. […]

Where To Place Absorption and Diffusion?

March 26, 2018 2 Comments

Let’s talk about where to place absorption and diffusion technology. I don’t think in this video we’ll go through what absorption and diffusion technologies are but let’s look at mainly where we put them in general categories and for general usages so you can get a feel for all this craziness that we go through […]

Your Minds Ear

February 10, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about your Mind’s Ear, a little bit of play on words here but really really important. Something I use constantly when I walk into a room, it has benefits but obviously has its downside too because you’re never really satisfied with what you hear but what we’re trying to develop […]