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We decided that we’re going to start showing you some of the innovative ideas we’ve had here at Sacred Ground which is our studio in Hollywood, California.

So this is the door to the right with the handle. I want to try to adjust the camera a little bit to sweep up for you. So you can kind of see what’s going on. There’s the ceiling system in there. We’ll go over that later. But this is the door here to the entrance for Sacred Ground. It’s kind of unique because it’s very very heavy. Weighs about 600 pounds I would estimate something like that and it’s a pocket door. So we’ll slide a little bit across for you. You get the idea of how big it is.

Everybody knows from my videos that sound is like water. It will take the path of least resistance that includes a hole in the wall or the density of the wall also. So the density of the wall has to be the same all over. So let me get around the camera here and I think we can give you an idea of the weight of this thing. And it’s on a nice track. So it slides and then here the seal will be a magnetic seal so when it hits the wall it’s right in there but it’s a big structure. It’s almost 11 inches thick and we’ll obviously put some different handles on it but it’s a great idea, it’s a pocket door. It fits back into a pocket. I’ll move the camera here in a minute and you can kind of see that, so… But we’ll get a longer handle here, so it’s an easier pull. You almost need two hands, so that’s what we’ll do there. And I’ll move the camera now and show you how it recesses into the pocket.

Okay, here’s our edge of the pocket door you can see it pulls out and then it slides back into the pocket. So it’s out of way, flush with the other surfaces. So it’s an old concept, been around a long time but I think you get the idea of it. You go to the other side, we’ll open it on the other side and you can see the method that we used to put it together. It has our carbon technology inside of it, so it’s really a big sliding low-frequency absorber, too. So there’s our pocket door entrance to Sacred Ground.

Dennis Foley

Dennis Foley

I am an acoustic engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the business. My technology has been used in Electric Lady Land Studios, Sony Music of New York, Cello Music and Films founded by Mark Levinson, and Saltmines Studios in Mesa, Arizona, along with hundreds of others.

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