Speaker Vibration Dampener

February 24, 2020 No Comments

Speaker Vibration Dampener Speaker vibration dampener can take many forms. A speaker is a small room. It has all the acoustical issues of a small room that we listen to music in, mix professional in or whatever critical listening environment we find ourselves. A speaker has a mechanical driver that moves back and forth to […]

Soundproof Insulation

December 16, 2019 2 Comments

Soundproof Insulation There is no such thing as soundproof insulation. There is no such thing as soundproof. Noise is never ‘proofed”. Noise is managed. Noise is a nuisance, unhealthy, and tiring. We must lower its impact on our lives through a process termed noise transmission reduction. There is not any soundproof insulation nor soundproof walls […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Voicing Your Room

January 30, 2018 2 Comments

Voicing your room – what does that mean? It’s kind of a weird set of words, voicing your room, but we all know and have heard these terms before. We want to make our room work for what we’re trying to do musically, vocally, whatever our usage is, we’re trying to get the room to […]

Sound Pressure Vs. Sound Reflections

January 16, 2018 2 Comments

We need to distinguish between sound pressure and sound reflections because a lot of people mix these two concepts and terms up so let’s walk through some definitions. Sound pressure is wave energy so it’s like the ocean, oscillating wave after oscillating wave. Now what distinguish pressure from reflection are the length, height and width […]