Archive for category Diffusion

Acoustics First® at ASA Victoria 2018

Fall is always a busy time of year here at Acoustics First®. Besides the AES, our folks have also been making the rounds with the ASTM and the ASA.  The ASA in Canada was particularly interesting, with much discussion about the use of computer modeling to predict the acoustic performance of sound diffusers. Our own Jim DeGrandis co-authored a paper with Dr. Hassan Azad and Ronald Sauro of NWAA Labs on using laboratory measurements to improve acoustic simulations.

The ASA also just released a promotional video for their meetings.

If you look closely, you can spot Jim 0:43 seconds into this short video from the ASA. Of course he’s instantly recognizable by his trademark hat!

Jim & Trademark Acoustics First® hat!

(Bonus: Dr. Azad shows up @ 2:09!)

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AES/NAB 2018 – Booth #553

AES 2018 Exhibition – Javits Center NY – October 17-19, 2018

Acoustics First® will be back in New York for the 2018 AES/NAB show, October 17-19.

So, if you missed last year’s show, here’s your chance to stop by the Javits Center (Booth 553) and say hi to Cameron & Jim!

Also, be sure to check out our wide array of Sound and Noise Control Products, including our State-of-the-Art Sound Diffusers!

Click here! Find us on the Floor!

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Big3 Studios – Aeolian® Diffusers

Aeolian® Diffusers in Big3 Studios

We recently received these wonderful installation pics from our friends at Big3 Studios in Florida. They redid the back wall in one of their control rooms using our Aeolian® Sound Diffusers. In a couple of the pics you can also see our Model C & Model F Art Diffusors® (black) in the ceiling!

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Binaural Bob Returns!

Back in the summer of 2015 we had a good time stuffing a bunch of our Model D Art Diffusors® into an empty storage closet and making a bunch of racket. The results were recorded, with the help of our friend Binaural Bob and the resulting data provided some interesting insights.

Well, Binaural Bob is back! This time we had a larger room than before (10’x9’x8’), and experimented with wider variety of sounds and treatment options. While this is obviously not the same as a controlled laboratory test, it does have a certain ‘real world’ flavor that’s relatable.

For best results, turn off any compression/effects and listen on headphones.

Reference Sounds played through speaker

Ye Olde Balloon Pop Test! (Calibrated 12″ Shiny Red Latex Party Balloons!)
WARNING! BALLOONS ARE LOUD – TURN IT DOWN!

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Aeolian™ Diffuser – Mash up

Here’s one of the first install pics of our new Aeolian™ Sound Diffusers, installed in a home project studio. Also note the Art Diffusor® Models F & C, in the ceiling and behind the speakers respectively. This is obviously a diffuser connoisseur’s room.

Below shows the room after the Sonora® products are installed.

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