Pro Audio manufacturer BBE Sound recently built itself a working studio to test equipment within, using Auralex Acoustics treatments within it.Huntington Beach, CA, (July 24, 2008)–BBE Sound, provider of sound technology for the professional audio and consumer electronic markets, recently constructed a recording studio within the warehouse space at its headquarters. For the studio, BBE Sound employed Auralex Acoustics’ acoustical treatments and recommendations to treat the space from the initial stages of the project.
The project, spearheaded by BBE Sound VP of Engineering Paul Gagon, was constructed over several years. As an engineer, Gagon was able to customize it. He created a studio with nonparallel walls to reduce reflected sound and unnecessary echoes. He was also conscious of isolation issues–the studio is located within corporate headquarters.
Prior to the studio construction, BBE Sound had to take its product prototypes to a rented studio space to test in the proper setting. An engineer or product manager, or both, would have to go offsite and rent the space. An onsite studio reduces the time and cost of testing products at an outside vendor, and enables BBE Sound’s engineers to test the product at any phase of production, at any time of day.
The space consists of one big control room, with cabling running out to the warehouse area where several amps and guitars are set up for testing.
BBE Sound installed Auralex’s SheetBlok Sound Barrier and its 2-inch Mineral Fiber in the walls. The floor was floated using Auralex’s U-Boat Floor Floaters and its StopGap Sealant caulking materials. Several 3-inch Studiofoam Wedges and LENRD bass traps were installed.