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 […]

The ACDA Series

August 7, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about our ACDA series. Now, what does ACDA stand for? Activated carbon diaphragmatic absorption. So it’s a technology I created about 15 years ago and I did a lot of work in small rooms, corporate boardrooms, built a lot of office buildings, a lot of rooms where there was audio issues in it. […]

Quadratic Diffusion

July 31, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about quadratic diffusion. Diffusion in general causes a lot of difficulty for people and I get that because there’s a lot of terms and explanations in the literature that really just aren’t valid at all. And the first thing we can do to help us with understanding is define the difference between diffusion […]

Physics of Sound Part III

July 10, 2018 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the physics of sound part 3. Part 1 we talked about level or strength, amplitude. Part 2 we talked about frequency. This is going to be about propagation. Where does level, frequency travel through if you will? Well, we know that we have paths and it’s all about going […]

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 […]