I don’t often pick up Audio Xpress magazine to read (bar once a year when they do their in-depth round-up of all things Acoustics), so that was good timing.
This issue was also particularly timely for a co-worker building a home studio, so let’s hand the review over to Pete:
‘The Secrets of Acoustics Revealed’ hit the sweet spot with my home studio build stalling not 24 hours before I was given a copy of the August issue of AudioXpress (2022) to read.
With so many different solutions that were not obvious to me, or even known by others – I discovered a plethora of new tech, products and ideas.
From simple acoustic tiling, to booth design, insulation materials, and more. I was particularly taken by the Eco Acoustic Panels (on the cover and reviewed inside) and I hope to be investing in some very soon for my own studio.
The Odeon 17 software looked promising to discover problems and sweet spots and will be worth investing in too. Simulating room acoustics and measurement I am surprised I hadn’t heard of Odeon before.
The acoustic panels and partition walls was an interesting take on what could be done in a studio too with many different designs that could be used in different sized studios.
While sitting down with a coffee I read with interest the Norman Varney article on Acoustic Diffusion Research. Norman article was comprehensive and a deep dive into the world of Acoustic Diffusion, and a very good read.
Other articles, including the DIY Sub-Woofer and microphone pre-amps were interesting, as was the Guitar Controlled Synthesizer VCA & VCF (especially for an old muso like me).
AudioXpress should be congratulated on such a comprehensive issue and tackling Acoustics in a way that is accessible for the layman, and those of us with a bit of knowledge that could be dangerous if we didn’t know better.