Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2012)—Taz Arnold has installed several Studiofoam Pyramids and Wedges from Auralex Acoustics on the walls of his new space in Los Angeles.
Arnold also installed a number of WaveLens, part of the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusors, on the ceiling above the mix position, and several LENRD Bass Traps in the corners. The building is all cement, not an ideal acoustic environment, and originally, the studio space had a severe echo.
The studio is part of a two-story loft with a big suite in a high-rise building in downtown Los Angeles. The control room and the main studio room are all in one big space, which is equipped with various vintage keyboards, and there is a separate isolation booth.
“Auralex really changed both the sound and look of my studio,” says Arnold, who has worked with the likes of Kayne West, Snoop Dog, Janet Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop and others. “The delay was so bad, it was hard to have a conversation in there because there was too much echo. There is a remarkable difference in sound and a remarkable difference in looks. Auralex played a major role in the design of my studio.”
Aside from its acoustical properties, Auralex’s products serve as the primary design element of Arnold’s studio. “The overall design idea we came up with is an American Indian concept,” says Clark Walter, of Astro Audio Visual Lighting, in Glendale, CA, who designed the space. “Since Taz is not only a producer but also an artist and a clothing designer, the studio was inspired by the designs he sells in his store. Since Auralex has such a wide range of acoustical foam options in terms of cut and color, we were able to install them side by side in different configurations in a way that created a unique design, but also solved all the previous acoustical problems.”
Auralex Acoustics, Inc.