AES Show: Make the Right Connections Audio Engineering Society

AES San Francisco 2008
Workshop W9

Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am — 10:30 am

W9 - Low Frequency Acoustic Issues in Small Critical Listening Environments - Today's Audio Production Rooms

John Storyk
Renato Cipriano
Dave Kotch

Increasing real estate costs coupled with the reduced size of current audio control room equipment have dramatically impacted the current generation of recording studios. Small room environments (those under 300 s.f.) are now the norm for studio design. These rooms, particularly in view of current 5.1 audio requirements, create special challenges, associated with low frequency audio response in an ever expanding listening sweet spot. Real world conditions and result data will be presented for Ovesan Studios (New York), Roc the Mic Studios (New York), and Diante Do Trono (Brazil).