Project and Home Studios

A Project / Home Studio is often the place where great ideas start turning into great works. Perhaps it's a spare bedroom, a converted garage, or free standing out-building.

Whatever your situation may be, you've decided to make yourself a place to "create." A place where your dreams and aspirations will begin to materialize into reality.

No doubt, you've already made a sizeable investment in the required electronics, gear, and software tools to start recording and producing. Acoustic treatments, on the other hand, are often an afterthought.

Generally, people begin to consider acoustics when the results they are getting leave much to be desired in terms of final quality. We understand this dilemma. We talk to people just like you on a daily basis. They've tried the egg cartons, heavy blankets and low-cost wall foam. Yet, they are frustrated and looking for a better solution to a problem that just won't go away.

That's were we come in. Our staff of seasoned Acoustic Project Advisors will guide you through the maze of options and help you select products that will make an immediate impact now, and be able to grow with you and your craft into the future.

Where to Start?

Each room or acoustic space is unique.  No two rooms have the same sound signature.  The final sound you hear, or gets picked up by the mic, is dependent on a variety of factors.  These elements include:

  • Size & Shape of the Room
  • Ceiling type and height
  • Floor type and coverings
  • Wall construction
  • Placement of windows & doors
  • Furnishings within the room.

 

To begin a proper acoustic analysis of your room, we need to have this information.

So, a great place to start is by making a floor plan of the room (with dimensions and placment of furnishings indicated).  Take some photos of the room and e-mail them over to us.  (Or, you can fax or mail them over to us if you are 'old school').

We'll review your situation with you, ask about goals and budget, and come up with a recommendation.

Technologies

Acoustic Bass Traps

• TubeTraps - Bass Traps

The patented ASC TubeTrap is unlike any other bass trap, the physics behind the TubeTrap are based on a capacitive-resistive circuit. The acoustic capacitor (C) is the air chamber inside. The bigger it is, the more efficient the TubeTrap is at low frequencies. The acoustic resistance (R) is DC impedance matched to the radiation (LC) impedance of a freely radiating soundwave. Because of this design feature, the TubeTrap is more than 100% efficient. Another unique feature is the adjustable diffusion grid built into the TubeTrap. The specular diffusion panel that covers half of the TubeTrap is an acoustic choke (L) which is sized, ported and mass loaded to backscatter the treble range.

The acoustic capacitor (C) is the air chamber inside the TubeTrap. The bigger it is, the more efficient the TubeTrap becomes in the lower frequency range. We've recently converted the adiabatic air chamber of the standard TubeTrap into an isothermal air chambers in our newer IsoThermal TubeTrap (patent pending) model which literally doubles the low frequency absorbing power below 60 Hz.

The acoustic resistance (R) belongs to the surface of the TubeTrap. In order to have efficient transfer of energy out of the acoustic wave and into the resistive surface of the TubeTrap the surface impedance (Z) of the TubeTrap is matched or equal to the radiation impedance of sound in air, 406 Rayl. The resistance (R) of the TubeTrap is Z/A, the impedance divided by the surface area (A) of the TubeTrap. Because of this combined with the fact that the back side of the TubeTrap is just as absorbing and the front side, the efficiency of the TubeTrap, similar to Harry Olsen's Functional Sound Absorber (1953, RCA Labs), ranges as high as 170%.

 

• Adjustable Diffusion Built-in

Acoustic Room ProductsAnother unique feature of the TubeTrap is its built-in upper treble range sound diffuser.  Just below the surface in the front half of each TubeTrap is suspended plastic sheet that has the right weight and hole pattern to become an acoustic crossover.  It back scatters the upper treble and lets the bass pass right through.  The chrome dot in the edge of the TubeTrap endcap marks the center of the treble reflecting side.  

From the circuit viewpoint this crossover sheet acts like an acoustic choke (L) or inductor that is sized, ported and mass loaded to back scatter the upper treble range, above 600 Hz while at the same time lets the bass pass right through.  The TubeTrap is typically located in a certain position to absorb bass and then rotated to bring the treble diffusing panel into position as well, either set forward to scatter treble back into the room or to the back so as to absorb treble from the room.  Usually, the treble diffuser is positioned to scatter the treble back into the room, creating a low level "ambiance" effect.   

What makes the TubeTrap so popular?  Unlike, 'built-in' or wall mounted acoustic products the TubeTraps stand in front of the wall, they are not attached and can be moved around with ease.  People stack them into tall cylinders and placed in the corners of the room and along the walls of the room.  By the trial and error process people learn to acoustically erase the natural acoustic signature of the room, and replace it with the acoustic signature of the TubeTrap setup. 

TubeTraps are 'modular' acoustic devices that can be arranged in a seeming endless arrays.  They bring to those working with room acoustics the ability to acoustically reshape the room acoustic without picking up a hammer.   

• SoundPanels

Way better than traditional 'studio foam'.  The SoundPanel provides absorption from 200Mhz up through the entire treble range.  Like other ASC products, a built-in diffusive matrix is used to maintain treble ambiance.

Built to interior design standards, it features bevel cut face, crisp corners, and smooth finish. They come in a wide variety of beautiful fabrics and is trimmed out by a paintable white picture frame. The ASC Sound Panel is completely finished on all sides, including the back.

The SoundPanel provides a combination of even absorption for bass frequencies within the second and third octave and absorption and diffusion for treble frequencies. The SoundPanel boasts of sturdy lightweight construction and integrates beautifully into any room it becomes part of.

Examples

  • Project Studios
  • Home Studios
  • Personal Studios
  • Garage Bands
  • Digital Audio Workstations
  • Music Composition Suites
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • Vocal Booths

New StudioTraps Interactive Website!

We have built a new interactive website, complete with before and after recordings, to help people in the music recording industry get a better idea of how StudioTraps can be used in all facets of recording to achieve the perfect mix!

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Or You Can Read It All Here...Eight Is Great!

You don’t have to build a studio to achieve professional sounding tracks and mixes. All you need is a set of 8 StudioTraps to cover all the acoustic aspects of your recording and production process.

NO LIVE ROOM. NO PROBLEM.

“Before, the dynamics were buried in room bleed. Now my drum tracks sound tight and clear as if they were recorded in a real live room”

Capture the true character of your instrument's sound anywhere, eliminate early reflections interfering with your creative workflow, without the use of a live room.

NO BOOTH. NO PROBLEM.

“The mic used to sound like it was trapped inside the vocal booth, nasally and dead. Now the tracks are loaded with vocal texture, open, clear, and concise!”

Capture the vocalist in a perfectly clear sonic space so you can achieve vocal clarity to match your vision...without the construction of a vocal booth!

NO CONTROL ROOM. NO PROBLEM.

“Before I was struggling, I could not get the mixes to sound right. Now I get focused, palpable sonic image right in front of me, stable volume levels and crystal clear dynamics”

Mix down your music in a perfectly clear mixing environment...without a control room!


Broadband Sound Conditioning™

So You Can Turn Up The Volume Without Wishing You Hadn't

ASC delivers the best acoustic products that span the entire sound spectrum, from less than 20Hz to over 20kHz. From soundproofing to treble diffusion, we've got your home theater project covered.

Subwoofer Woofer
Subwoofers deliver punch and thump from the LF track 
which usually ends up shaking the whole house.
  Woofers pump up the bass, while the room folds it right back, trading out dynamics for modes and standing waves.   Mids and Tweets polish the treble but most rooms are too bright and quickly overflow with harsh backsplash.
Broadband Sound Conditioning
       
Structural Damping
 
Bass Traps
 
Wall Panels

Soundproofing
Walldamp+Iso
WallDamp
Isodeck

 

TubeTraps
SubTraps
TowerTraps
Acoustic Soffit

 

CinemaPanel
MatrixPanel
SoundPanel
SoundPlank

Because all these products are made by ASC, it's easy to get a seamless, integrated acoustic package that looks great and sounds even greater.