What's Happening at ASC

2010/2011

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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.

More Here.


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., Ltd.
G21 Le Tu Tai St.,
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Bldg, Floor 1
Ward 4, Phu Nhuan District
Ho Chi Minh City
Dung Nguyen 011-84-903623455
Luan Bui 001-408-239-7958 (USA)
Email: dienhiend@yahoo.com.vn


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 -

The article by Mr. Noxon, entitled "The Many Voices of NRC, Why All Ratings Are Not the Same", appeared in the Winter issue of Interior Construction.

"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 -


June, 2008-

ASC was recently called in to help fix a persistent noise issue caused by the building's water heater exhaust vents. The vents, which were quite noisy, had somehow been positioned less than 100 feet away from neighboring residences. When the heating system turned on, the vents created a noise nuisance, and a call was placed to ASC for help.


ASC Provides Acoustic Engineering and Custom Products for Miller Brewing

May, 2008-

ASC's ace special projects guru Michael Adams is the Project Manager working with ASC President Arthur Noxon to create a custom acoustics package for Miller Brewing. Miller is converting a storage cave at the brewery into a visitor center and museum that will also be used for hosting dinner events. Jim Logan of Logan Productions is designing the project in close consultation with ASC.

How do you make a cave sound great? It's not easy, but the great team at ASC dreamed up a unique absorption panel that looks like the original bricks lining the cave walls. When we're done, the cave will look the same, but it will have the intelligibility and the acoustic qualities able to handle dinner guests.


ASC Church Acoustics Featured in March 2008 Church and Worship Technology Magazine Article

March, 2008-


ASC TubeTraps Featured in March 2008 Home Theater Magazine Article

March, 2008-

ASC's own Richard Johnson helped Gary Altunian in part two of an article in the Audio Video Interiors "tear out guide" in Home Theater Magazine, covers the ASC TubeTrap in detail. The name of the article is "Unlocking the Best Audio Performance From Your System". We'll post a direct link when one become available. Meanwhile, here's an excerpt:

"The speakers seemed to virtually disappear, replaced by a three-dimensional sonic image of the recording with a soundstage I've only heard on the finest audio systems. Details I've never heard in some recordings were suddenly there, as if I were playing a different version of the same performance. Separation of multiple instruments and vocals was obvious and stunning. The TubeTraps produced a remarkable difference."


ASC's Art Noxon Featured in February 2008 Home Theater Magazine Article

February, 2008-

Arthur Noxon recently shared his acoustic expertise with Gary Altunian for an article in the Audio Video Interiors "tear out guide" in Home Theater Magazine. The name of the article is "Unlocking the Best Audio Performance From Your System". We'll post a direct link when one become available. Meanwhile, here's an excerpt:

"The dimensions, shape, and features of a listening room can have a profound effect on sound quality, starting with the bass. Based on its dimensions and shape, every room has resonant modes or standing wave resonances that either reinforce or attenuate bass frequencies. The most common malady is boomy or heavy bass. And if the bass isn't right, nothing sounds good. Room-resonance modes are present in frequencies from 20 hertz up to about 300 Hz, and they first occur when a sound's wavelength is twice the length of the room. They also occur at twice, three times, and four times the first or fundamental frequency. For example, if a room resonance exists at 48 Hz, a second resonance will exist at 96 Hz, a third at 144 Hz, and so on. The room's width and height also create the own room resonances, and where these resonant frequencies combine, they cause peaks and/or dips in the bass response. Art Noxon, president of Acoustic Sciences Corporation, a manufacturer of acoustic treatment products, describes the best bass as individual pulses followed by quiet, or intersonic silence. Each bass note should sound distinct; nonetheless, room resonances tend to blur the bass and make all bass notes sound the same."


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 -








This beautiful home theater used our IsoWall soundproofing system to contain the awsome sound generated by the state-of-the-art gear throughout. Check it out here.


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.

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New SubTrap Review

June, 2005

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."

Full writeup is linked here.



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."

Read the Full Review (PDF)

Read the full Review (Stereophile Website)



AVRev.com's Top 100 of 2003

December, 2003

Acoustic 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.

AudioRevolution.com publisher Jerry Del Colliano made final rankings, and ASC TubeTraps were given a #90 spot, as the description credits TubeTraps to “quickly solve evil acoustic problems in your room.” TubeTraps are essential components of any critical listening setup, be it professional recording, music playback, or home theater.

“Think we’re kidding,” says AudioRevolution.com, “try removing them from your room and then do some critical listening."

TubeTraps are available direct from ASC, and come in a variety of sizes and fabric styles. Contact ASC by calling (800) ASC-TUBE, or through this website.

To see ASC’s Top 100 ranking, click here. A full review of TubeTraps is also available on the AudioRevolution.com website by clicking here.


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