Acoustic Fields Inbox #6

May 11, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about some of the questions and comments I get in my inbox. We have an ongoing series with these and I think this is #6 in the series. So these questions keep coming up so I want to keep going over them so people can get an understanding and we […]

Acoustic Gear

May 7, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about acoustic gear and we’re going to talk about how important room treatment is. And we have amplifiers, we have speakers but we have to start getting in our mind that the room treatment is just as important as the amplifiers and speakers. I know that’s going to be difficult […]

Deader the Better – Vocal Myth

May 4, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about vocal rooms. A lot of times they’re called vocal booths. I’d like to get away from this word because booths implies a really small area and with a small area with close boundary surfaces and small volume you get small sound. And if you listen to today’s vocals in […]

Dolby Atmos™ – Immersive Sound

April 27, 2017 No Comments

I was just at the Sound for Film trade show, conference, whatever you want to call it at Sony Studios here in LA and the big topic of discussion was the new Dolby Atmos system. And the topic of discussion, the general topic of discussion was immersive sound. And that Dolby Atmos was part of […]

The Ideal Vocal Room

April 23, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about an ideal vocal room. I know it’s a little bit dangerous to use such terms as ideal but I think this discussion will give you something to think about when it comes to vocal booths in rooms because I kind of see them as a last resort a lot […]

Long – Short Wall Set Up

April 20, 2017 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the long and short wall setup in rectangular rooms. Most people set up on the short wall, rectangular room, they put their left and their right channels here. You can also set up on the long wall, so let’s look at both situations and see what the differences are. […]

Personal Listening Environment (PLE)

April 13, 2017 No Comments

I just wanted to take a moment while I was in Sacred Ground and talk about our personal listening environment. A lot of you call me every day, you send me emails, you fill out the room form and the first question most of you have is how much of what type of material and […]

Rate & Level Does Matter

April 9, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about rate and level of absorption and how rate and level of absorption matters. So let’s talk about absorption coefficient. We’ve heard that term many, many times. And what is that? Well, that’s just the ability of the sample size and the test. And let’s call it one square foot. […]

The Top 5 Acoustic Treatment Errors

April 6, 2017 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the top 5 acoustic treatment errors that we see a lot here. The first one is confusing absorption technologies. A lot of people think foam is a low frequency absorption technology. Nothing could be further from the truth. I don’t care what acoustic products manufacturers say. I don’t care […]

Room Database

April 2, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about our database because this is really the lifeblood and the core of our business and probably the most important set of data that you could rely upon too as a client or customer. So how did I get started? I was a real estate developer back in the 80’s […]