Studio Construction: Barrier

August 11, 2018 No Comments

We get a lot of emails and phone calls from people who kind of flip the treatment and the barrier technologies. They think that treatment which is the materials and diffusion and absorption that we use inside the room, they confuse that with sound isolation and noise transmission reduction. So let’s kind of walk through […]

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. […]

How To Make Your Room Sound Larger

August 4, 2018 No Comments

Let’s to talk about how to make your room sound larger. Unfortunately most of the rooms I see are very small. People are trying to do a lot in really small rooms. They’re trying to mix, they’re trying to master, they’re trying to record drums, they’re trying to do everything in small rooms. I get […]

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 […]

Guessing is gambling!

July 28, 2018 No Comments

I see a lot of guessing. Guessing is gambling. Especially when it comes to room acoustics. And here is the problem. A lot of people have lots of ideas about tactics. They hear about this product, they hear about that product. They hear about this technique. They hear about that technique. But they don’t have […]

Why You Should NEVER Place Your Speakers Next To Glass

July 21, 2018 No Comments

Sidewall reflection and speakers too close to the sidewall. So we’re going to actually show you a photo and we can go ahead and do that right now where we have a speaker right next to a glass. So we’re going to talk about why this is not a good situation. In fact, it’s so […]

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 […]

Physics of Sound Part I

July 3, 2018 No Comments

Let’s get back to basics a little bit and talk about some of the qualities and characteristics and the physics of sound. We’re going to call this part I, we’ll probably do two or three parts on this. There’s 3 major parts that we need to look at when we’re dealing with audio in our […]

Is Your Room Working With Your Music?

June 30, 2018 No Comments

Is your room working with your music? I get a lot of calls and I see a lot of room forms that come in where I’m really wondering who’s working with whom and the situation is the room fighting the music, is the music fighting the room, does the client just not know what’s going […]

The Dance Between Absorption & Reflection

June 12, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about the dance between absorption and reflections. We all deal with reflections in our room, it doesn’t really matter what the room size and volume and usage is, it’s a room. It has boundary surfaces, the energy strikes these surfaces and causes a reflection. So we know what RT-60 times are, we’ve heard […]