Room Acoustics

Glass critical frequency

Different thicknesses of glass in recording studio’s are used in a mass/air/mass configuration but it is not because they may rattle at the same frequency. The thickness of the material, any material, will have a critical frequency. This is an acoustic hole that allows sound/vibration to pass thru as if no barrier existed.

Room Acoustics

Acoustic treatment mixing room

Acoustic treatment solutions for a mixing room First you want to make certain that you have your listening position set up as an equilateral triangle to produce the best possible starting position. Your speakers/monitors should be placed at a starting position 38% from the front wall as a starting position. First, let me cover why […]

Studio Construction

Sound transmission loss

Sound Transmission Loss of Masonry Walls “The most common alteration made to the walls in these tests is the addition of layers of finishing materials, most frequently gypsum wallboard (sheetrock). One might imagine that the addition of extra layers of material to a wall could only improve its performance; this is not necessarily true.” ir586 […]


Floor Isolation

Floating floor over concrete “I am going to build a wooden frame and put insulation in it and plywood on top for my home studio recording room. Everyone is doing it…Isn’t this a real floating floor?” I have seen this attempt to make a floating floor before. And some have wrestled sand into the frame […]