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Hanging backstage with Jeff Campitelli
January, 2011 -
Joe Satriani and his band played the Roseland theater in Portland on Jan 11th, our ASC's Chris Klein went up for the show.
Here he is backstage with avid long time TubeTrap user and endorser Jeff Campitelli, Joe's drummer. Jeff was named one of Rock and Roll's top 50 drummers by Rolling Stone Magazine. Jeff has recorded with TubeTraps since 1995.
ASC TubeTraps Earn 2010 Editor's Choice Award from the Absolute Sound
February, 2010 -
From the March 2010 issue of The Absolute Sound Magazine:
"Unless you have a professionally designed and treated room, TubeTraps from Acoustic Sciences Corporation are absolutely indispensable to improving your system's sound. They are extremely able to solve a wide range of acoustic problems with strategic placement and orientation ...
There are lots of questionable acoustic products on the market, but TubeTraps are the real deal"
ASC wishes to thank the folks at Absolute Sound for the kudos!
ASC's Art Noxon is Guest Lecturer at Bruce Swedien Studio Workshop
January, 2010 -
Bruce Swedien mentored 9 recording engineers from all over the world, once again in his home studio in Ocala, Florida. Art Noxon, Bruce's acoustic design engineer, taught "Swedien Acoustics" to the group each morning session for the first 3 days of this 6 day session. Martin Kanola, Bruce's microphone design engineer, took over the morning sessions for the last 3 days. Art taught the group about:
This was the 4th of Bruce's present series of mentoring workshops: "In The Studio with Bruce Swedien" is a comprehensive one week "reprogramming" course for recording engineers who come from all over the world. They hope to discover and take home some of Bruce's technical tricks but who they meet is an engineer who does not even use compressors, limiters or EQ and who never even tries to fix it in the mix. He's a sound recording artist who does his mixing at the mic. And that's just the beginning. Bruce's mentoring classes are a rare, life changing opportunity for studio engineers to relearn how to approach their work in recording from one of the true and great Master Engineers in recording history.
ASC TubeTraps at the Viet Nam High End Show
November, 2009 -
The Viet Nam High End Show 2009 was held in Ho Chi Minh City from September 25th to 27th at the Continental Hotel. Many big names displayed their gear using ASC TubeTraps to help bring out the best possible sound. More info on the show can be seen here.
Vietnamese audiophiles had their first look at TubeTraps and were highly impressed. Six months ago, we shipped a full 40 foot container load to our dealer in Ho Chi Minh City, Dung Nguyen Van Dung. After the show, he quickly sold out. Shown here is his showroom which as you can see uses TubeTraps to create a 2C3D concept within a well developed room acoustic.
Nguyen Dung Electronic Co.,
ASC Ships Largest Single TubeTrap Order in its History
August, 2009 -
After several months of build time, ASC loaded nearly every square inch of a shipping container destined for Hong Kong. The lucky recipient is our Chinese distributor, Asia Access. They'll have nearly 200 TubeTraps to distribute to discriminating audiophiles all over China. If you're looking for ways to save money on your TubeTrap order, consider a shipping container of your own!
ASC Manager of Dealer Sales Michael Adams worked tirelessly to overcome numerous hurdles along the way. In the process, we refined the production process to make it easier to display and sell TubeTraps in a store setting. We even gave them special labels with serial numbers so that owners can register their authentic TubeTraps online.
ASC is Saddened by the Sudden Death of Michael Jackson
June, 2009 -
It is with profound grief that ASC thanks Michael Jackson for all he has done for both the music world and the world in general, promoting a message of peace and love. Mr. Jackson is perhaps the most famous musician ever to use ASC-TubeTraps to record every vocal track on every album he has made since Bad.
Bruce Swedien, the five time Grammy winning sound engineer who worked with Jackson for many years, even used ASC-TubeTraps to record the sound of Jackson's dance moves while he laid down tracks in the studio.
ASC Mourns the Passing of Ed McMahon
June, 2009 -
We are saddened to hear the news of Ed McMahon's passing, and our hearts go out to his friends and family. Just a few short years after ASC opened its doors, ASC TubeTraps were used by Director Bill White for a commercial starring Mr. McMahon.
The TV commercial (third reel in) was for Mannington Floors, and used an ASC QSF cloud (suspended TubeTrap array) to help direct vertical sound reflections toward the mic.
Note the improved audio of that particular commercial compared to the others.
Interior Construction Magazine Publishes Article by Arthur Noxon
December, 2008 -
"High volume rooms tend to have a lot of hard, sound reflecting surfaces and at the same time hold lots of people. The architectural ceiling and wall systems specified for these rooms are intended not only to deliver aesthetic value to the room, but additionally to deliver acoustic properties to the room."
Click Here to view the full article in PDF format.
ASC TubeTraps Earn 2008 Editor's Choice Award from the Absolute Sound
November, 2008 -
From the October 2008 issue of The Absolute Sound Magazine:
"Unless you have a professionally designed and treated room, TubeTraps from Acoustic Sciences Corporation are absolutely indispensable to improving your system's sound. They are extremely able to solve a wide range of acoustic problems with strategic placement and orientation . . . There are lots of questionable acoustic products on the market, but TubeTraps are the real deal"
ASC wishes to thank the folks at Absolute Sound for the kudos!
Week-long Critical Listening Intensive With Bruce Swedien and Arthur Noxon
October, 2008 -
September, 2008 -
ASC Tames Cave Acoustics for Miller Brewing
August, 2008 -
ASC Sponsors Acoustic Control for The WHO's Tommy
June, 2008 -
ASC TubeTraps Used by 2008 Grammy Winners
February, 2008 -
ASC TubeTraps spotted at 2008 CES
January, 2008 -
Orchestra pit acoustics for musical Cry-Baby
November, 2007 -
October 28, 2007 -
ASC engineers worked with designer Mark Haflich to build custom acoustics for his latest project. For a full description, click here. Needless to say, he's thrilled!
We've redesigned our Acoustic Soffit to accomodate halogen lights and easier installation. An exciting new feature is the optional halogen lighting, which ships installed by ASC to manufacturer specs for fire safety. Just run the wiring, and it's ready to go.
New SubTrap Review
Ed Mullen checked out our SubTrap and gave it two big thumbs up!
"The ASC SubTrap works as advertised. It reduces vibration transmission through the floor, improves the frequency response in the mid and upper bass regions, reduces low frequency reverberant decay times, and it locates the subwoofer closer to the height of the main speakers. Not surprisingly, this unique combination of engineered performance features results in an audible improvement in the bass quality."
Kalman Rubinson reviewed the SubTrap and found it's really a necessity for anyone with a subwoofer.
Here's a quote:
"The combo of Servo-15 and ASC SubTrap filled the room with throbbing tuneful bass that moved me, but not the floorboards or furniture. Ah, yes! Glorious bass without the boom!"
"..most of us with subwoofers will just have to have a SubTrap."
Sciences Corporation was honored in the 2003 AudioRevolution.com
Top 100 Awards for ASC TubeTraps™. Even with the emergence
of many new products in the audio-video world, TubeTraps are still
an indispensable part of any critical listening environment.