Work in perfectly clear sonic space
The AttackWall redefines world class mixing environments. It's a free standing workstation that consistently produces the most amazingly clear sonic space you'll ever work in. The AttackWall produces a reliable, repeatable, and accurate sonic space in which to track, mix, and master, regardless of room or speaker system.
The AttackWall was developed for recording engineers who need to get professional mixes out of non professional rooms. It is a freestanding workstation, a control room, that sounds the same no matter where it’s located. All the talent, electronic toys and tools won’t be enough to create a professional sounding control room. The recording engineer also needs good studio acoustics.
Without good acoustics you can’t hear the tracks and can’t get the mix right. A fantastic, clear perception of signal at the mix position, that stays independent of the room. It is so quick and easy to set up that traveling engineers just ship their Wall and monitors from job to job. They know they will have the same mixing environment no matter where they set up. Engineers like control and familiarity. And when they have to studio hop with the AttackWall, that’s exactly what they get.
"I was absolutely knocked out, just floored. I ordered an AttackWall right there, and it's been a part of my studio world ever since." Bruce Swedien
Grammy Award winning Producer
How It Works
Early Reflection Control
The AttackWall wraps around the console and engineer so neatly that very little sound escapes outside of the Wall. Broad-band early reflections are controlled by the StudioTraps' absorptive sides, creating a reflection free zone (RFZ) right at the mix position, in any room. The diffusive sides of all StudioTraps (the side with the silver button) should face away from the mix position to create a true RFZ.
Time-Delayed Ambient Backfill
The AttackWall absorbs image-smearing early reflections, but lets others escape to provide time-delayed backfill. Without an ambient tail to the energy-time-curve, a reflection-free recording studio would be exhausting to work in. The ambience is provided by the diffusive sides of the StudioTraps, which scatter sound at 500 Hz and higher.
Vertical Mode Control
Studio monitors are nested between MonitorStand Tops and Bases, which are specially built TubeTraps, designed for rapid absorption of expanding wavefronts and strength to support heavy speakers. The MonitorStands upset the vertical symmetry in the room. The lower trap aggressively absorbs bass before and after the floor bounce. The upper trap also absorbs, but in addition, it vents bass into the low-pressure area outside the AttackWall, where the energy is dissipated and absorbed by nearby StudioTraps.
Wall Loaded Mains
The AttackWall loads bass just like the built-in mains found in a downtown studio. StudioTraps fit tight to the sides of the speaker to create a corner-loading short horn. This increases the efficiency of the speaker and projects the bass. With the absorptive side of the StudioTraps facing the mix position, there is no "horn coloration" added to the direct signal. The AttackWall setup results in a bass loading horn that is lined with treble range absorption.
"You'll just have to hear it to believe it..."
...and after you hear it, you won't want to work anywhere else. And when it's time to move, just pack it up into the moving van with the rest of your gear and put it back together again when you get to your next studio space. It always sounds the same... perfect... and no adjustments are needed.
A mid-field AttackWall develops the punch and power of far-field mains, with the detailed accuracy of near-field monitors.
Wrap the console with StudioTraps and add a few behind the mix position to create a repeatable, isolated, acoustic subspace, independent of the room. The absorbing side of the traps face the engineer to stop early reflections. The reflecting side of the traps (with the silver button) face the walls of the room to provide a time-delayed diffusive ambient kick. Speakers are mounted on MonitorStands which decouple the monitor from the vertical modes of the room. The speakers are snug fit into an acoustic wall formed by StudioTraps. The resulting AttackWall opens at the floor and ceiling to provide venting for the bass wave just prior to impact which further reduces (LF) coupling to the vertical modes. Best of all, it makes any room into a consistently reliable environment.
StudioTraps to the outside of the monitors control side wall reflections. StudioTraps are set up behind the engineer to provide diffusion and isolation off the back wall. With the diffusive sides facing the walls, an LEDE-type sonic signature is created and is suitable for any monitoring system from dual 15's to a single 6.
The wrap around Attack Wall delivers the kind of mix that will stand up anywhere.
Check out the AttackWall's counterparts in the StudioTrap family!
AttackWalls are all custom tailored to your room and console. A typical AttackWall consists of 16 StudioTraps and two 13" monitor stacks, which costs approximately $10,600.
The most basic AttackWall setup consists of two StudioTraps on the sides of each monitor. Four StudioTraps costs approximately $2000.
Each StudioTrap sells for $499.
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