Acoustical Designer Bruce Black spent his early career working in live and theatrical sound, broadcast sound, live recording, and hardware design and sales, including working with the legendary Deane Jensen of Jensen Transformers, and founding Black Audio Devices. He eventually spent over 25 years in motion picture and television post production sound engineering.

Mr. Black worked both freelance and on staff, for such companies as Skywalker Sound, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Sony Picture Entertainment, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and others.

During that time, he saw that much of the "common wisdom" on acoustics was not based on science or verifiable information. Truly good rooms were elusive and rare, and their designers could not explain what it was that made them work or not; repeatable success was difficult or impossible.

He instinctively felt that acoustics was pure science, that no magical secrets or obscure knowledge were involved, and creating successful rooms need not be a hit or miss affair. He commenced reading many books by such scientific authorities as Everest, Beranek, Salter, Long, Toole, and others. These authors continue to be resources drawn upon by Mr. Black.

Using this education, Mr. Black combined it with a dedication to using true measured data and creative thinking to synthesize a new vision of successfully creating high performance critical listening spaces in a repeatable, reliable, and predictable manner.

In order to collect deeply detailed data on a room's performance, Mr. Black developed his exclusive Acoustic Analysis. Click here to learn more about getting a vast array of performance data on your room with MediaRoom’s unique Acoustic Analysis.

To bring this new vision to life, he founded MediaRooms Technology LLC in January, 2009, and assumed the role of Principal Acoustician and Designer.

Mr. Black has been published in Mix Magazine, Recording Magazine, The Editors Guild Magazine, and the Cinema Audio Society Quarterly. He has also presented papers to the Audio Engineering Society International Convention (NYC October 2018; AES Europe Virtual Vienna May, 2020; and AES Europe Helsinki May, 2023), two papers at the AES Symposium in January, 2019, in Anaheim, CA, and multiple papers before the Audio Engineering Society Los Angeles Section, the Los Angeles chapter of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and the Hollywood Sapphire Group.

Mr. Black is a member of AES, SMPTE, ASA, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, (where he served on the Theater Standards Committee), CEDIA, and is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.

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About Bruce Black, Principal Acoustician and Designer