What is Attenuation?

May 17, 2018 No Comments

Attenuation. It’s a word that gets bounced around a lot and a lot of my customers try to use it and I can sense that they’re little confused about it. So we’re going to work on definitions and hopefully this will clarify everything. It’s not complicated but let’s walk through some of the steps. Attenuation […]

Customer Questions #1

May 13, 2018 No Comments

I thought I would change things around a little bit. I have some comments, 3 of them on the board from customers. I haven’t changed them, just condensed them, taken away the little words and get the real meaning of it. And we’re going to try to do a series of customer comments and questions. […]


May 10, 2018 No Comments

Echoes, reflections, reverberation time, a lot of these terms get confused and I thought I’d just illustrate some characteristics of echoes and put some time signatures on them and this will give us some feel or idea and separation. These are complicated things to understand and the definitions behind them are very empirical and if […]

The 16 2/3 Rule

April 19, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about what I call the 16 2/3 %, I guess we could put % up there rule and basically it’s talking about the surfaces of the room. We spend a lot of time focusing on sidewalls, we spend a lot of time focusing on front walls, rear walls, ceiling not so much and […]


April 15, 2018 No Comments

We’re going to elevate our discussion a little bit and delve into some definitions about terms that are really critical because you have to hear these things in your room. Whether you’re mixing, mastering, listening, playing in a live room, vocal room or anything like that you have to be able to distinguish the different […]

Push on Peaks, Troughs Fill

April 12, 2018 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about room response curves when we’re going to deal with the peaks and the troughs that we see in our room response curve. So we all know that our rooms when we measure them, and there’s many ways to measure them but let’s just speak in broad general terms for […]

Critical Distance in Room Acoustics

April 1, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about a term called critical distance, probably a term you don’t hear that often. But it’s applicable in acoustics and we can have a little bit of fun with it today, too. But basically for a definition, it’s the sound pressure level of the direct sound and the reverberant space in your room. […]

Why You Must War Earplugs During Flights

February 6, 2018 No Comments

I’ve been doing a lot of flying, projects in India, London, all across the United States naturally I have my phone and I have apps in the phone, we have an RTA app, we have a dB meter, decibel meter app and I’m going to get Brian to put those up for you in this […]

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 […]

T.A.P. Principle

January 27, 2018 2 Comments

I’ve come up with an acronym, I think it’s going to help us. What is the acronym? It’s called T.A.P., it stands for type, amount and position and this is all in relation to treatment, absorption and diffusion technology. I think people have a lot of misconceptions about the two types of technology, I know […]