Acoustic Ceiling Tile

November 16, 2019 No Comments

The rooms that we must work in, play in and listen to music in all have many things in common. They have four walls, a floor, and a ceiling. We use all of these six surfaces when we are dealing with noise or sound energy within a room. The floor to ceiling dimension in our […]

Soundproofing a Bedroom

October 9, 2019 2 Comments

There is noise everywhere. There is street noise which turns into neighborhood noise. We have children on bicycles playing in the neighborhood followed by dogs barking. Have you ever had that dog next door that barks all evening? Either the owners are gone or they are heavy sleepers but you are awake. There are the […]

Brad Haehnel

Brad Haehnel Noise Alchemy Studios LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA, USA Testing the Product - Brad's Studio & our ACDA units Brad Haehnel, an audio engineer, started with 8 of our ACDA-10 units to manage the low frequencies from 30 - 300 Hz. in his room. He will be building a new studio shortly and wanted to [...]

Acoustic Treatment Materials: An Overview

September 17, 2019 2 Comments

There are many types, shapes, and forms of acoustic treatment materials. Lets back up a little before we look at acoustic treatment materials and think about why we need treatments in the first place. The main reason we need treatment is that we have to listen to the sound in rooms. It’s the rooms that […]

Waves & Rays

September 4, 2019 2 Comments

Ocean vs. Sunshine Rays of energy are middle and high frequencies. This energy is above 100 Hz. and travels in straight lines similar to sunshine. Waves of energy are lower frequency energy below 100 Hz. This type of energy oscillates throughout the room in waves of energy that are tall and long in length. Rays […]

Introducing: Foley Acoustics – High-End Acoustical Designs

August 20, 2019 No Comments

Foley Acoustics was created for the acoustic design of critical listening audio and video environments. The acoustic design process requires that all noise-related issues be addressed first and foremost. Noise is the arch-enemy of audio. It decreases room resolution and raises the noise floor in the room. Our goal is to make the room as […]

What’s A Psycho-Acoustic Space?

September 22, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about a term I call psycho-acoustic space. It’s a big fancy word for really how powerful quadratic diffusion is. And we’re going to work through all of these terms and hopefully by the end of the video you’ll have a pretty good feel about the power of quadratic diffusion. I’ve […]

Is Your Room Size Coincidental?

September 18, 2018 9 Comments

Let’s talk about coincidental room sizes and volumes so we can kind of get a handle on what this term “coincidental” means. It’s a fancy term for more of something we don’t want. I think it’s the easiest way to say it. It’s all about the ratio of the room: the width, the height and […]

Why Room Width is WEALTH

September 1, 2018 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about room width as being very wealth, wealthy if you will. I mean it’s a good dimension to have in your favor because boy, in North America at least the rooms that I see every day, it’s that 8-foot ceiling height and you know, that’s one of the worst dimensions […]

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 […]