GIK at AES 2011

In October 2011, GIK Acoustics exhibited at the 131st AES Convention in New York City. Here is an interview conducted by Indie Ambassador with GIK Acoustics founder Glenn Kuras. Glenn discusses how GIK Acoustics customize products and services to meet clients needs: everything from GIK ArtPanels to custom size panels to personal acoustic advice. Indie […]

Treated and Untreated Listening Room

In this video, Zalan Schuster illustrates the audible difference between a treated and an untreated listening room.  Zalan is a GIK Acoustics dealer in Slovakia and his knowledge is evident in this useful video. Zalan Schuster Acoustics / GIK Acoustics showroom Tel.: +421 905 616 440 We hardly realize the impact a […]

Monitor Positioning

So you’ve got your room setup and treated, you’ve spent a ton on gear and a fantastic monitoring chain, but things still don’t sound right.  Maybe the stereo image is weird, or the low end is tubby on one side and thin on the other.  Is in the monitors?  Is it the converters?  Is in […]

How Bass Traps Work

bass traps and cloud panels by GIK Acoustics in Lost Ark Studio Control panel

In this article, we’ll examine what is a bass trap (bass absorber) and why we recommend putting bass traps in certain places in the room. We’ll explore the options and the benefits of each. The basics are simpler than most people think. First, some background. No discussion of bass traps and bass trapping would be […]

Why Isolation (Soundproofing) is Important

Isolation (also known as soundproofing) is important for a variety of reasons.  The most commonly recognized reason is to stop sound from bothering other people in the house or other people outside the room and the house/building. A more important reason to soundproof is to stop sound from getting INTO the room.  Why is this […]

Speaker Boundary Interference Response (SBIR)

SBIR (Speaker Boundary Interference Response) – This is a term to describe how the proximity of a speaker to a hard boundary (wall/ceiling/floor) will change the response, especially in the low end. This is something that not a lot of people understand nor consider when planning a room. Sound radiates from a driver in different […]

Diffusion is a Wonderful Tool – by Jeff Hedback

Diffusion is a wonderful tool in small room acoustics. OK, nice enough, but what is diffusion, why is it wonderful and where would it be wonderful in my room? Below I will answer those questions and offer effective application options. Mathematically-based/purpose-designed acoustical diffusors are young, only 30 years in development. The first commercially offered options […]

What Are Room Modes

Bass trapping first reflections in front of room

Treating Room Modes Room modes are caused by sound reflecting off of various room surfaces. There are three types of modes in a room: axial, tangential, and oblique. Modal activity occurs at frequencies which are directly related to the dimensions of the room. Axial modes are the strongest and many times, the only ones that […]