Meeting Topic: Studio Acoustics, Treatment, and Budgeting
Speaker Name: Mike Major - GIK Acoustics Room Designer
Other business or activities at the meeting:
The upcoming 15th Annual Student Workshop on September 21st was announced and discussed (information available on aesatl.org).
Because this GIK event was free and open to the public, AES membership was discussed and attendees were directed to the AES website and AES Atlanta officers to learn more about joining.
Meeting Location: The Art Institute of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
GIK Acoustics Room Designer, Mike Major, led a presentation on studio room acoustics and treatment. He began by covering why room treatment is needed and how a room should be set up in terms of symmetry and speaker/listening positions. Mike then went through the order in which he would suggest treating a room starting with the first reflection points, corners, back walls, front walls, and lastly rear side walls. He covered the differences in acoustic foam vs. fiberglass, myths about room treatment (such as the popular egg carton myth), and had suggestions on how to budget treating a room in $10k, $5k, and $1k increments. A Q&A closed the evening. GIK Acoustics owner, Glenn Kuras, was in attendance and also provided studio treatment insight throughout the evening.
Snacks and drinks were provided courtesy of GIK Acoustics.
Written By: Jeremy Dudman, Secretary of AES Atlanta