At the completion of a design
project, we conduct subjective critical listening tests to determine that
the monitor system installations meet our standards for acoustic accuracy.
Additionally, we measure the main monitor system's frequency response at the
engineer's position (and at other locations such as the producer/sofa
location) to confirm the system's frequency response characteristics. When
performing a control room assessment, we first test the signal paths the be
sure that all channels and gain pots are aligned properly, before proceeding
to test the monitor/room response.
We can also provide TEF analysis
(Time Delay Spectrometry) to measure a room's time domain (decay)
characteristics. The TEF system allows our engineers to see a room's time,
frequency, and energy domain properties as 2D and 3D graphic information, and
with proper analysis and interpretation this data can provide valuable
insights not available by other methods. This can be useful when analyzing
existing spaces with problematic time-smearing issues due to early
When assessing a building as a
potential site for an audio production facility it is sometimes necessary to
take measurements of existing noise conditions. This helps us to design a
cost effective solution that takes into consideration actual site conditions
rather than theoretical conditions.
Other test methods include room
boundary testing for sound isolation evaluation (both between the building
and the outside world, and between rooms within the building), as well as
noise level tests to determine whether HVAC systems and other potential noise
sources are being properly contained.