The Many Voices of NRC
—Arthur M. Noxon, PE
Originally appeared in the Winter 2008 issue of Interior Construction.
Originally published in audiorevolution.com August, 2001
ASC Tube Traps - Creating A Listening Studio
Originally published in the abso!ute sound Issue 112, 1998
The ABCs of ASC's Tube Traps
—Jon T. Gale, August 1998
Originally published in Audiophilia Online Magazine, 1998
An Incredible New Sound for Engineers
—Daniel Sweeney, November 1997
Tour de Germany
—Marcel Schaal, 1997
Technical papers by Arthur M. Noxon, PE, presented at various AES Conventions.
These are the first two articles written by Art about room acoustics and corner bass traps. The first paper introduces the TubeTrap, shows how it is designed and how it is used in rooms. The second paper takes a look at how room modes are managed by corner bass traps.
Listening Room - Corner Loaded Bass Trap
Presented at the 79th AES Convention, October 1985
Room Acoustics and Low Frequency Damping
Presented at the 81st AES Convention, November 1986
These next two papers were written in response to the difficulty in accounting for the satisfaction from TubeTrap use when doing traditional, steady state room mode analysis, pink noise and tone sweep evaluation of room acoustics. Articulation accounted for the dynamic aspects of room acoustics. The first paper covers the details of MTF testing and the second paper looks at MTF as a global concept in performance spaces.
Articulation and the Small Room
Presented at the 85th AES Convention, November 1988
Articulation-Prerequsite to Performance
Presented at the 87th AES Convention in NY, October 1989
The next two papers are about acoustic spaces for recording. TubeTraps led recording engineers to discover that lots of very early reflections produce a better, more manageable sound than the traditional, reflection-free, dry studio recording. The first paper introduces the concept of a sampling room, highly reflective with a fast RT60. The second paper introduces the free standing QSF version of Haas Saturated recording approaches the same subject from a generalized overview.
Controlled Reflection Isolation Booth
Presented at the 83rd AES Convention, October 1987
Sound Fusion and the Acoustic Presence Effect
Presented at the 89th AES Convention, September 1990
This last AES paper by Mr. Noxon addresses the hot field of acoustic diffusion. It introduces the concept of coherent and incoherent diffusion, how to measure it and what each type is good and not good for.
Correlation Detection of Early Reflections
A discussion of various forms of diffusion and their effects on the listener.
Presented at the 11th AES International Convention, May 1992
This AES paper presents the results of a successful collaboration between Arthur, the authors who are audio engineers from Croatian Television and our Italian TubeTrap factory, Acoustica Applicata.
Room Acoustics For Eurovision 1990
With the addition of TubeTraps a large music hall with a long reverb time was successfully converted to a television production stage.
—Ivan and Silvije Stamać
From the President's Desk
Articles by Arthur M. Noxon, PE.
Home Theater Acoustics
A five-part article in Home Theater magazine, October 1993 - February 1994
► Volume 1 | PDF version - How the Distraction Factor of the Room Is Important.
► Volume 2 | PDF version - Common Home Theater Acoustic problems.
► Volume 3 | PDF version - How Resonant Modes Create Sound Cancellation.
► Volume 4 | PDF version - Speaker Positioning For Maximum Sound.
► Volume 5 | PDF version - Flutter Echo/Flutter Tones In the Home Theater.
Modes, Modes and More Modes
A detailed discussion concerning home theater acoustic priciples originally published in the October '05 edition of Home Theater Builder Magazine. Written by Arthur Noxon, PE, Licensed Acoustic Engineer
History of Sound Fusion Recording
We're proud to announce that the June 2007 issue of EQ Magazine features an article by Mr. Noxon covering the history and development of our Quick Sound Field system.
Announcing a Cure for Reflectophobia
ASC President and Founder Arthur Noxon takes a tongue-in-cheek look at how modern recording engineers can no longer rely solely on the FX rack to get their music to be completely full of acoustical life. Originally published in Audio Media Magazine, October, 2003.
Room Acoustics: Audio's Final Frontier
A roundtable discussion on room acoustics, equalization, and DSP-based room correction originally published in The Absolute Sound, October/November, 2004.
The Chain Is As Strong As Its Weakest Link
An article written for the first Hong Kong Hi-Fi Show, 1993
Trapping Bass In Your Project Studio
Art Noxon spills all his secrets in this detailed examination of the physics behind bass trapping in the studio.
Written for db Magazine, November 1991
The Wall in the Desert
From a lecture given at the Hi-End Audio Show in Milano, Italy, 1993
ASC Product reviews in various print and online magazines.
TubeTrap Review by John Acton
John reviews TubeTraps for Positive Feedback Online.
Optimizing ASC Tube Traps
—J. Peter Moncrieff
Originally published in IAR Hotline! Issue 56, 1989
Your Room: The Final Link
—J. Peter Moncrieff
Originally published in IAR Hotline! Issue 39, 1985
Room Acoustics - The Final Frontier
—Roger S. Gordon
Positive Feedback Online
Mr. Gordon recounts his experiences in setting up TubeTraps for increased imaging and a wider, deeper, more clearly delineated soundstage.
SubTrap Review by Ed Mullen
Published in Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity, 2005
Raise It to Get Down
SubTrap Review in Home Theater Magazine, 2005
Music In the Round
SubTrap Review in Stereophile Magazine
Beyond the Thunderdome
TubeTrap Review in Sound and Communications Magazine, 1991
ASC StudioTrap Review
Performing Songwriter, January 2004. Mitch Malloy demonstrates the power of the Quick Sound Field, a pattern of TubeTraps for recording incredibly life-like sound.
StudioTrap Follow Up Report
Performing Songwriter, May 2004. A few months after Mich Malloy's review, Fett reports on his experience with the Quick Sound Field.
Peter Moncrieff's IAR Reference Rooms
The Trappings of Success?
A review of ASC's StudioTrap.
From the original Sound on Sound review from February 1999
ASC 5.1 AttackWall
Create The Right Sonic Environment - And Take It With You
Acoustic Sciences Corporation Studio Traps
Stereophile Magazine , December 1998
Attack Wall Acoustic Treatment
Audio Media , November 1998
Home Theater, February 1998
California Brisson and the Soundroom of Doom
Stereophile Magazine, May 1997
Equipment Reports: ASC Tube Traps
Stereophile Magazine, April 1986
—J. Gordon Holt
Articles written by ASC Staff for various magazines.
Church Acoustics - Unnoticed Means a Successful Job
—Arthur M. Noxon, PE
Originally featured in Church & Worship Technology, March, 2008
Usually, working with churches is pretty hard. But one day I got the dream call. It went something like this: Hi. We had some vandals start a fire and our church was smoke damaged. It was covered by insurance and the entire inside of the church needs to be removed and resurfaced. We figure we can use this money to do the acoustic job we always needed, and still get the painting done. So what do we do?
—Arthur M. Noxon, PE
A four-part article originally featured in Church & Worship Technology, 2002
The traditional church is half auditorium and half recital hall in design. It needs to clearly present speech and yet a few minutes later in the service it needs to support engaging congregation singing. A new style of church service has evolved. The emphasis is on understanding the sermon and less on congregational singing, it is the church auditorium. Here as a study series to better understand the design strategies behind church acoustics.
Auditorium Acoustics 101: The Quieter, the Better
Auditorium Acoustics 102: Reflections Make All the Difference
Auditorium Acoustics 103: Speakers Make Sound, Acoustics Clean It Up
Auditorium Acoustics 104
The Art of Church Acoustics
Originally featured in Church & Worship Technology, March, 2004
Faced with fire and smoke damage, the New Life Center in Springfield, Oregon approached ASC President Art Noxon and gave him a blank canvas to design an ideal acoustic space. The result is a beautiful looking - and sounding - sanctuary that provides acoustic zones for the praise band, choir, speaker cluster, mixing board, and congregation. Read about a great example of how ASC works with our clients to provide balanced acoustic solutions, custom-designed for the specific needs of the space.
Cry Room Acoustics
A traditional cry space is common in many churches, but how often are they used? Art Noxon discusses the different ways to build a cry facility for children and families that can solve all of the necessary noise issues but still allow full participation in the worship community of the church.
—Arthur M. Noxon, PE
Originally featured in Church & Worship Technology, October, 2001.
BIG Church Acoustics
Originally featured in Church & Worship Technology, April, 2004
Voicing The Church
—Arthur M. Noxon, PE.
Anyone can run calculations and toss acoustics into a church Santcuary. However, voicing a church is a skilled art. The church wants to be bright yet clear sounding. This means we add as little acoustic material as possible and carefully position it so as to best control only the problem reflections.
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