Is Your Room Size Coincidental?

September 18, 2018 7 Comments

Let’s talk about coincidental room sizes and volumes so we can kind of get a handle on what this term “coincidental” means. It’s a fancy term for more of something we don’t want. I think it’s the easiest way to say it. It’s all about the ratio of the room: the width, the height and […]

Your Room Decides Where The Speakers Go

August 18, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about how your room decides where your speakers go. A lot of people when I talk to them on the phone or look at their room forms and discuss it with them they’re always saying “Well, I want to put my speakers here. I want to put my speakers there. I want to […]

Room Amplitude & Frequency Response

June 23, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about room amplitude and frequency response. I get a lot of people that call in and send their measurements of their room and I have to remind them that there are certain qualifications to those measurements and we need to understand what really a flat response in a room is all about. So […]

The Dance Between Absorption & Reflection

June 12, 2018 No Comments

Let’s talk about the dance between absorption and reflections. We all deal with reflections in our room, it doesn’t really matter what the room size and volume and usage is, it’s a room. It has boundary surfaces, the energy strikes these surfaces and causes a reflection. So we know what RT-60 times are, we’ve heard […]

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. […]

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 […]

I Have This Monitor Or That One

May 3, 2018 2 Comments

I get a lot of room forms sent in, I get a lot of phone calls and I get a lot of e-mails and people are what I call gear-proud. They’re proud of their gear. They’ve saved and they’ve researched and analyzed and they really get kind of emotionally attached to their gear and one […]

Reverberation

April 29, 2018 No Comments

Reverberation. I’m not going to get into definition, you can look that up on your own and obtain your own definition for that. But I want to focus on really what it does to our music and what it’s all about in terms of perception and the differences between the different parts of reverberation. So […]

Presence in Room Acoustics

April 26, 2018 No Comments

Presence. We all hear this word bounce around a lot in the literature. But let’s try to use some examples and put some meaning to the term because I think it’s confusing to some people. And boy, I’ll tell you I’ve been in a lot of rooms where I don’t hear any presence at all. […]

Timbre

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 […]