Acoustic Build Books

Hans Jenny: Cymatics

Cymantics: an exploration of vibration by Hans Jenny When Hans Jenny thought of sound he wanted to see what it looked like. The following three links form the whole filmed examination that Hans Jenny performed that went into his work that produced the book “Cymantics: Bringing matter to life with sound“.   From Wikipedia: Hans […]

Studio Construction

Flanking and walls

Flanking in your walls The consequences of architectural design. What a concept! Designing for confidential privacy is the same thing as designing so your neighbor isn’t experiencing your music! Knowing where you are in speech levels gives you an idea of what you are going to have to do to get your frequency levels down […]


Doors and window framing

Doors openings and window framing Often a place of question in a home theater or recording studio is the doorways and window framed areas. It proves to be simple but requires some information from the builder to do it right the first time. This video gives a quick and easy demonstration that covers everything you […]


Build a straight wall

Construct a straight wall Building a straight wall is critical  Maybe you have never even considered this. All the different species of lumber is grown and milled so quickly in this Century that the tendency to bow, twist and warp is high. Fact is, depending on the quality of the lumber from “kind of warped” to the “super […]


French Cleat

French Cleat Applications for hanging treatments French Cleat: Hanging heavy pictures panels and objects securely. The French cleat is a common and useful builders method for hanging items on to walls. It is more secure and level then a nail in the wall or even picture hanging devices. As a means to hang wall panels […]


Acoustic isolation / sound proofing

Soundproofing a home recording studio Soundproofing on “Holmes on Homes” This is a good example of what is called “isolation” and how to do it. Isolation is often confused with acoustical treatments. This has always been incorrect. The sponsor is Quietrock(r) so thier product is used in this video. For your home theater or studio, […]