AttackWall: “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 Attack Wall delivers the kind of mix that will stand up anywhere.
Without good acoustics the engineer can’t hear the full content of the tracks and can’t get the mix right. In the AttackWall, we get a fantastic, clear perception of signal from 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.
The AttackWall was developed by collaboration over many years between recording engineer Sam Lynn and acoustic engineer Art Noxon. It is a tried and proven self-standing acoustic space that delivers a professional mixing environment, certainly as good as and possibly even better than the big downtown studios. It is a freestanding mixing engineer’s workstation, a control room that can owned by the engineer, torn down and moved and setup into another location in a matter of hours and still sound exactly the same as before.