Category Archives: Educational Videos

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 […]

The Basics of Room Acoustics and How to Set Up A Room

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

COVERING THE BASICS In addition to displaying products at the HIGH END Show, GIK Acoustics-Europe General Manager, David Shevyn, presented a discussion on the importance of room treatments and the basics of room setup. Click here for more about our lectures on room setup and placing room treatments. About GIK Acoustics: Founded in Atlanta, GA, […]

Ian Shepherd Builds Home Studio

Ian Shepherd is the founder of Production Advice and mastering engineer and owner of Mastering Media Ltd. He specialises in audio mastering and post-production, Blu-ray and DVD authoring. Ian is also the founder of Dynamic Range Day, an annual event raising awareness of the Loudness Wars. Over the last fifteen years he’s worked on literally […]

The Basics of Room Acoustics: Bass Traps, Diffusors, Acoustic Panels

This video explores the basics of room acoustics and also how to treat the acoustics of a room.  Most of us are in smaller, residential listening spaces which are on average 12ft X 15ft X 8ft in size. We usually have problems with the lower end or bass frequencies in these types of rooms due […]

Video: How Diffusion Works

Diffusors are used to treat sound imperfections in rooms such as echoes and are an excellent complement to sound absorption because they do not remove sound energy. In this video we’ll examine How Diffusion Works. Diffusion is often a misunderstood concept, so first let’s take a look at the general definition and one more audio […]

Video: Testing for Corner Bass Trap Placement

This video illustrates a simple method to determine corner bass trap placement using a flicker noise (also called pink noise) audio file. As illustrated in our previous GIK Acoustics educational video “Bass Traps and Understanding Lower Frequencies,” bass reflects off walls, floors, and ceilings yet it collects in corners where these boundaries meet. However the […]

ZenPro Audio Before & After Bass Traps, Acoustic Panels and Diffusors

Warren Dent at ZenPro Audio took a 900 square foot space and fully treated it with GIK Acoustics products – 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps, Monster Bass Traps with built-in Scatter Plates and our all-wood Q7d Diffusors.  Hear before and after clips of vocals, drums, piano and acoustic guitar and see the space transformed […]

Bass Traps and Understanding Low Frequencies

GIK Acoustics continues our educational video series with Bass Traps & Understanding Lower Frequencies. This video examines how low end frequencies move in a room and how bass traps can solve these problems. Before we can identify where frequency response problems are and how to fix them with bass traps, we need to understand how […]

Video: Early or First Reflection Points

Early reflections or first reflections are terms to describe direct sound which arrives at the listener’s ears before the rest of the reflected sound does. Sound reflects not just off the walls to the left and right, but off the floor, the ceiling and everything in-between. Direct sound combines with reflected sound which causes interference […]

Positioning the Listening Spot

When positioning the listening spot, people often ask if they should face the long wall or the short wall.  In this video we examine each setup and show why the facing the short wall is the better option. Why do we recommend facing the short wall? The answer can get rather complex; but in short, […]