How Do Sound Diffusers Work?

March 30, 2020 No Comments

True Diffusion Sound diffusers offer many benefits for small room acoustics. Let’s examine the only true diffuser in our tool bag of sound absorption and sound diffusion tools. The only true sound diffusion technology is called quadratic diffusion. All other technologies that claim to be sound diffusers are really only sound redirection devices. A true […]

Best Wood In Acoustic Panels

March 28, 2020 No Comments

What is the best wood for acoustic panels? It depends on which type of acoustic panel you are talking about. If we are discussing sound-absorbing panels that have fabric covering then the wood type does not really have an impact on performance. If we are discussing diffusers, then the wood type does have an impact […]

Rockwool in Acoustic Treatment

March 21, 2020 No Comments

The terms Rockwool in acoustic treatment should never be used together. Rockwool or building insulation is designed for BTU retention or heat and cold temperature management. It was never designed for a sound absorption process. The design parameters are cost-effective for keeping your house warm or cool, but they destroy middle and high frequencies when […]

Vocal Booth Foam

March 18, 2020 No Comments

Vocal booth foam must be chosen carefully. We must look at the two main foam types and choose the proper open-celled foam that will work well with voice and music. There is really no such thing as a foam specific for vocal rooms. You must use a foam technology that was specifically designed for voice […]

Ceiling Foam Panels: What You Need To Know

March 16, 2020 No Comments

Ceiling Foam Panels Ceiling foam panels come in many types and sizes. You must choose the type of panel you wish to use, the rate and level of its ability to absorb, and the position of the ceiling foam panels to match room usage. Ceiling foam panels come in many thicknesses. The thickness of the […]

Low Frequency Absorbing Materials

March 14, 2020 No Comments

Low-Frequency Absorbing Materials Low-frequency absorbing materials come in many forms. Low-frequency energy is defined as energy below 100 Hz. It is called wave energy because each wavelength or frequency acts like a wave. If you have been in the ocean, you see the waves oscillating from the water to the shore. This is what happens […]

Sound Diffuser Pattern

March 11, 2020 No Comments

A sound diffuser is a technology to reduce the impact of reflections from our walls and ceilings in our recording studios, home theaters, and any other critical listening environment. Reflections help our brains localize distance. The job of the diffuser and its sound diffuser pattern is to disrupt our brain’s ability to process the reflections […]

Small Room Bass Problems

March 9, 2020 No Comments

Small Room Bass Problems All small rooms have low-frequency or “bass” problems. It is the result of a combination of the wrong widths, lengths, and heights. There are certain ratios of these three dimensions that cause more small room bass problems. Your first step in finding a room that has less small room bass problems, […]

Recording Studio Windows

March 4, 2020 No Comments

Recording Studio Windows Recording studio windows are both a blessing and a curse. They allow us to see the talent and what is going on in our live rooms. They allow us to help communicate with the vocalist. However, they produce some of the nastiest reflections from there surface areas. These reflections can have a […]

Wind Noise Reduction In Cars

March 2, 2020 No Comments

Wind Noise Reduction In Cars Wind noise reduction in cars is a complicated issue. With a car, we have a moving object that is full of “holes”. The holes are the seams of all the doors, the mirrors that stick out each side along with the engine, transmission, and tire noise. The trunk or rear […]