Author Archives: James Lindenschmidt

Speaker Placement 201, Part Two: Using Subwoofers

In the previous article, we laid the foundation for good speaker placement by addressing imaging and soundstage concerns along with accurate bass response and combating SBIR issues. The previous article is good for people running full-range speakers. But if you have a subwoofer, or multiple subwoofers, it opens up a few possibilities for optimizing the […]

Speaker Placement 201: Part One

Alpha Series Acoustic Panels absorber diffusors by GIK Acoustics in Demo Room

Speaker placement seems as much art as science. A lot of ink has been spilled covering the countless speaker placement strategies being used and favored in the audiophile and pro audio communities. As such, there is already an excellent selection of resources on GIK’s website about room setup and speaker placement, but this is an […]

Treating A Recording Room

Bass traps by GIK Acoustics in Lost ask studio

It’s true that most room design guidelines on the Internet – including those at GIKacoustics.com – are geared more toward listening rooms, home theaters, control rooms, or one-room studios than traditional “live rooms” or rooms in which live music performances are to be recorded. The main principles of treating a recording room, however, are not […]

The Diffusion Dimension Download

Gotham N23 5 Inch Diffusor - GIK Acoustics

Given GIK Acoustics’ entry into the world of two-dimensional diffusion with the Gotham N23 5″ Quadratic Skyline Diffusor and the 2D Alpha Panels, it’s no wonder people have been asking about the differences between one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) diffusion. This article will build on the previous articles, Decoding Diffusion and A Well-Balanced Audio Room, […]

Learning To Listen: Acoustics & The Listening Experience

Whether you’re recording and producing music, setting up the perfect audiophile system, or putting together a state-of-the-art home theater, aren’t we all after the same thing? A satisfying listening experience? The audiophile understands this and in fact pursues it regularly and passionately making vivid listening experiences a central part of the audiophile life. And anyone who […]

Decoding Diffusion

Diffusion Confusion? Diffusion is an enigma. On one hand, it’s probably the most famous mode of acoustic treatment, what with those sexy skyline diffusors that are so memorable; but it is also probably the most misunderstood of all acoustic treatment options. In addition it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the myriad of options for adding diffusion […]

Remote Recording Studio Setup

A Studio Is A Place I was on my way to a remote recording gig recently, and I found myself marveling at how little gear I needed to bring with me. I was recording a singer/guitarist, and we planned to do all the songs live in one take with no overdubs. My favorite technique for […]

Voiceover Strategies with GIK Acoustics

With the explosive growth of audiobooks, podcasts, video voiceover, narration, and other categories, more people are recording on their own than ever before. Helping voiceover artists record clear, intelligible, and professional voiceover tracks is a sizeable part of our business as it’s an area where our products provide tremendous help. This article will discuss some […]

Make Better Recordings with the PIB (Portable Isolation Booth)

NOTE: This video involves some critical listening. Therefore, it is best viewed using quality speakers in a treated room. If that’s not possible, then use the best speakers or headphones you have available. Remember, great recordings are usually the culmination of many subtle things done right, which add up to a superior recording. Portable Isolation […]

Choosing Home Theater Audio with Acoustics in Mind

Premium Theater Sound: Choosing An Audio Format With Acoustics In Mind James Lindenschmidt When we acoustically treat a theater after it has already been built, we must adapt our treatment strategies to the theater as it exists already. Inevitably, this leads to compromises and sub-optimal performance. We can always get better results if we look […]