Acoustic Treatment Materials: An Overview

September 17, 2019 2 Comments

There are many types, shapes, and forms of acoustic treatment materials. Lets back up a little before we look at acoustic treatment materials and think about why we need treatments in the first place. The main reason we need treatment is that we have to listen to the sound in rooms. It’s the rooms that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Do You Have 20 Speakers In your Room?!

February 3, 2018 2 Comments

Today we’re going to ask the question why do you have 20 speakers in your room and it’s not a home theater room, it’s not Dolby Atmos, a little play on words here but the bottom line is we have to realize that every object in our room is a speaker, it produces reflections, now […]

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 […]

Side Wall Sanity

December 16, 2017 No Comments

Let’s talk about side walls and the insanity or sanity if you will of them and how important they are into what we here at the listening or monitoring position. Of course we know from our past discussions that direct sound is that straight line energy from our speakers and that’s the most important sound […]

Long – Short Wall Set Up

April 20, 2017 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the long and short wall setup in rectangular rooms. Most people set up on the short wall, rectangular room, they put their left and their right channels here. You can also set up on the long wall, so let’s look at both situations and see what the differences are. […]

Rate & Level Does Matter

April 9, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about rate and level of absorption and how rate and level of absorption matters. So let’s talk about absorption coefficient. We’ve heard that term many, many times. And what is that? Well, that’s just the ability of the sample size and the test. And let’s call it one square foot. […]

The Top 5 Acoustic Treatment Errors

April 6, 2017 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the top 5 acoustic treatment errors that we see a lot here. The first one is confusing absorption technologies. A lot of people think foam is a low frequency absorption technology. Nothing could be further from the truth. I don’t care what acoustic products manufacturers say. I don’t care […]

The Top 5 Room Size & Volume Mistakes

March 26, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the top 5 room size and volume mistakes. In audio rooms where you’re producing energy, that’s full frequency energy: low, middles and highs, you have to select the right size and volume for the usage. I see too many times too small room, too much energy and treatment won’t […]