The crucial difference between MediaRooms Technology and others is that we actually study and understand the science of sound. We know what we’re talking about and put it to work. Our work is based on demonstrable principles; there’s no guesswork, no hearsay, and no “magic” (sorry, Harry Potter).
Sound follows the laws of physics. Period.
No amnesty, no exceptions, justice is swift and sure. MediaRooms studied this science so they can provide effective acoustical designs of rooms, and recommend treatments that provide a truly good listening environment.
But a “good” listening environment is much more than just pleasing the ear.
A good listening environment is also neutral. This means when listening to your tracks, you accurately hear what’s on each one, uncolored by the room’s action upon it. And you’re confident that what you’re hearing is how it will play in other rooms in the “real world”. It also means that ear fatigue is reduced or eliminated, so at day’s end, you’re not worn out and you’ve gotten more work done.
MediaRooms doesn’t sell anyone else’s acoustical devices or materials.
We mathematically design many of the devices we recommend, so you get the highest performance without pressure to purchase any manufacturers’ inferior products. And having a contractor build our designs can cost you the same money as the manufactured products, or even less. Better performance, lower cost - a winning combination!
We’re also developing a line of diffusors that outperform the commercially available ones, at a fraction of the weight and a target price of half the others. Again, better performance and lower cost is a winning combination!
MediaRooms understands the importance of a good “look” to a room.
But the most important thing is your project, so our first mission is to knock the socks off your ears (so to speak...) than work on the eye candy. For us, form follows function.
So if you don’t trust the advice of someone who sells guitar picks and strings, if you’re just not comfortable using room designs that look like spaceships or the Roman Forum . . .
It’s time to get real: Get MediaRooms Technology today!
With new construction we have the option to adjust the room’s dimensions, so we’re able to optimize them, virtually guaranteeing high acoustical performance.
With Paul Massey’s private mix room, the length and height were not “cast in stone”, so it was possible to adjust these to realize the best sonic performance. Starting with the original planned dimensions, we calculated the resonances using a tool of our own design.
There was room for improvement, so we changed the length and height, and calculated again. We repeated this process until the best dimensions were found. After a few calculations, it became apparent how each dimension was affecting the distribution of resonances so we were able to really zero in on the final numbers.
After fine tuning with a dozen or so calculations, we found that lengthening the room by a foot and lowering the ceiling by 6 inches provided the best distribution of resonances. Once completed, mixes made in Paul’s private room translated quite well to his large mix stage at Sony Pictures, sounding nearly identical.
This is an accomplishment we’re proud of, as “common wisdom” says it’s nearly impossible to get good sonic translation between small mix rooms and large mix rooms. We proved this need not be the case, and that using science and math can provide very high quality results repeatably and consistently.
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