Why You Should Never Place Subwoofers In Your Corners!

August 25, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about no subs in the corners of your room. Please. I see this every day and you don’t want to do this. And there’s a reason why some manufacturers and speaker manufacturers tell you to put the sub in the corner of the room. The first reason is, you don’t have anything in […]

Room Modes Heard & Felt

March 30, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about room modes. We all know the term, we’ve heard it before but what is a mode? It’s something that’s both heard and felt. And let’s break it down a little bit and you can understand. Modes are all about air excitation. You’ve got molecular velocity, the air is moving […]

Interview with Sam Boumoujahed from Studio 2020, Chicago

January 21, 2017 No Comments

Dennis: Hi everyone, I’m Dennis Foley from Acoustic Fields, we have the great pleasure of being in studio 2020 in the windy city Chicago, Illinois. I grew up in Illinois, so it’s good to be back and we’re in Sam’s studio. We have updated this blog on 11/18/19. Sam’s going to talk to us a […]

How to Integrate Sub Woofers Into Your Presentation

January 19, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about how to integrate subs into your presentation, into your room whether it’s home theater, control, mixing, two channel playback, it really doesn’t matter. Let’s look at what a low frequency producing device called a sub-woofer is and that’s exactly what it is. Forget that it’s a speaker, forget about […]

How to record drums in different environments

February 12, 2015 No Comments

In another of our monthly Google Hangouts with experienced and talented audio engineers Brad Pierce, Joseph Baffy and Joshua Wilson, we continued in our efforts to bridge the gap between what you are hearing as an engineer and how the room is causing that problem. The following video and transcript comes from one particular section […]

Ideal Room Size Ratios & How To Apply The Bonello Graph

January 19, 2015 4 Comments

We get a lot of questions from people on proper room size, dimensions and volume. What is a good size to have? What is not a good room size to have? So today we’re going to talk about some good room ratios and at the end of the video I’m going to give you a […]

Why You Need To Think Of Your Room As One Large Speaker

December 1, 2014 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about why you need to think if your room as one large speaker. It’s a little bit of a push on the analogy but I think if we look at the room as a speaker we’ll get more of an understanding about what we have to deal with in terms […]

What Is Flutter Echo And How Does It Apply To Room Acoustics?

October 28, 2014 1 Comment

Since its original posting this blog has been updated to reflect new information in regards to flutter echo, updated on  11/3/19 . What is Flutter Echo? Flutter echo is an energy that’s trapped between two surfaces and the angle that the sound enters between the two surfaces. In our rooms this occurs between an energy-producing […]

How Much Do Room Acoustics Matter To The Performance Of Your Speakers, Amps & Cables

September 16, 2014 No Comments

In the following video and transcript Bruce and I discuss how much room acoustics matter to your ability to enjoy the performance of your Amps, Speakers and Cables. We were just kind of sitting in his room and Bruce asked me a few questions about some of the things we’ve done, and the technologies I’ve […]

Acoustic Treatment for Home Theater Guide

August 29, 2014 No Comments

Last week I was asked how I would determine how much acoustic treatment for home theater use someone should employ. They had a room that is 19-foot wide and 28-feet long, the AT screen is 6 feet from the front wall and there are two rows of seating with the first row 12 foot from […]