About Art Noxon

Art Noxon is a fully accredited Acoustical Engineer with Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering/Acoustics and Physics. A Professional Engineer since 1982, he is licensed in Oregon to practice engineering in the public domain with the specialty area of acoustics. A prolific inventor, he developed and patented the iconic TubeTrap, the original corner-loaded bass trap/treble diffuser, 150 other acoustic devices, and counting. Lecturer, writer, and teacher of acoustics, he has presented 7 AES papers, numerous magazine articles, white papers and blogs. He is president of Acoustic Sciences Corporation, the company he founded in 1984.
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Playing a Long and Narrow Room Properly

If your audio room is quite long and fairly narrow, this tip applies to you.  If your audio room also has a peaked ceiling that [...]

Playing a Long and Narrow Room Properly2021-08-06T11:36:31-07:00

AttackWall Acoustic Treatment

Michael Cooper tests the application, and evaluates the cost-effectiveness, of the AttackWall from Acoustic Sciences Corporation. It could be said that a control room's acoustics [...]

AttackWall Acoustic Treatment2021-07-28T12:14:36-07:00

Announcing a Cure for Reflectophobia

By Arthur Noxon. Originally published in Audio Media Magazine, October 2003 This debilitating mental condition was first reported in an AES paper in the early [...]

Announcing a Cure for Reflectophobia2021-07-28T10:20:55-07:00

Creating Authentic Vocal Tracks

By Arthur Noxon. Originally published in Oregon Film & Video Magazine One of the many aspects of film production involves visual/sonic continuity. The eyes can [...]

Creating Authentic Vocal Tracks2021-07-28T09:31:18-07:00

Let’s Talk Some Anatomy

No, we wont ask you to memorize any bone or organ names, and there will be no quiz. But we thought it would be fun [...]

Let’s Talk Some Anatomy2021-04-24T14:38:50-07:00

Let’s Talk HiFi Speakers – Part 2 of 2

Check out Part 1 of this series What do people love about dipole speakers? One of the most frequent comments we hear is that the [...]

Let’s Talk HiFi Speakers – Part 2 of 22021-04-24T14:38:50-07:00

Let’s Talk HiFi Speakers – Part 1 of 2

Check out Part 2 in this series Here we see some common dispersion patterns found in HiFi Loudspeakers. Recall that the bass range is omnidirectional [...]

Let’s Talk HiFi Speakers – Part 1 of 22021-04-24T14:38:50-07:00

Upper Partials Make the Music

We now know that good articulation improves the attack transients in musical playback to provide the dynamics of a live performance. But what about the [...]

Upper Partials Make the Music2021-04-24T14:38:51-07:00

Articulation and the Small Room (AES-1988)

—Arthur M. Noxon Acoustic Sciences Corporation Eugene, Oregon USA Presented at the 85th AES Convention Los Angeles, CA, November 1988 PDF version Introduction The Modulation [...]

Articulation and the Small Room (AES-1988)2020-11-23T10:31:58-08:00

Rest In Peace: Bruce Swedien 1934-2020

Acoustic Sciences Corporation is extremely saddened that recording and mix engineer legend Bruce Swedien passed away on November 16th.  He was a passionate devotee of [...]

Rest In Peace: Bruce Swedien 1934-20202020-11-18T10:51:22-08:00
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