Stuart White is an engineer based in New York City. He has worked with artists such as Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Fun! and Beyonce just to name a few. Our good friends down at RSPE.com had a chance to catch up with Mix Engineer Stuart White on the AttackWall from ASC. It’s crystal clear that Mix Engineer Stuart White on the AttackWall are a great match!
No Control Room?
Used all over the world, the AttackWall is created from a series of StudioTraps and custom MonitorStands that decouple your speaker and serve as deep bass traps. This combination serves to control the entire bandwidth of sound to deliver mixes that translate perfectly.
AttackWall redefines mixing environments.
It’s a free standing workstation that consistently produces the most amazingly clear sonic space you’ll ever work in. When you need reliable, repeatable and accurate sonic conditions to do your work, nothing beats the AttackWall. Equally adept for tracking, mixing and mastering, you can achieve the same quality results regardless of room dynamics or monitor speakers used.
“If I could go back in time to 20 years ago when I first started engineering, I would not buy a single piece of gear until I had an AttackWall.” Gregory Scott | ubk
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.
The side sections of the AttackWall extend approximately to the engineer’s head. This casts a huge acoustic shadow onto the wall, eliminating wall reflections which can cause comb filtering, cross-talk, and phase interference. Traditional wall-mounted sound absorbing/diffusing panels are not necessary when an AttackWall is used. The imaging allowed by this arrangement is unparalleled, and your mixes will gain a spatial accuracy never before achieved. Sound stages can be built in both the horizontal and vertical dimensions, with only your creativity as the limit.
A tight pattern of StudioTraps fits between the monitors and a loose pattern of StudioTraps is placed behind the engineer. The reflection free zone at the mix position is now complete. The rear StudioTraps control reflections through the use of acoustic shadow casting, allowing the pattern to be looser than that of the front and side arrays of StudioTraps. For optimal early reflection control, all StudioTrap diffusers should be pointed away from the mix position.