The ASC AttackWall is the perfect studio acoustic solution when you don't have $100k to spend on construction and special materials. How your studio “sounds” and how your mixes translate is just as important as the gear in your signal chain. Without good acoustics you can’t hear the full content of the tracks and probably can’t get the mix right. In the AttackWall, you get a fantastic, clear perception of signal from the mix position, that stays independent of the room.
The AttackWall acoustic environment is freestanding, portable and completely modular, allowing you to “start small” and expand as the budget permits. It is so quick and easy to set up that you can take you AttackWall and monitors with you from job to job and know you will have the same mixing environment no matter where you set up. The result is crystal clear imaging, clarity and an experience that can only be described as good as "on the sound stage". Plus you know you're mixes will translate, so you're saving time and money in both the mixing and mastering of your projects!
The AttackWall was developed through a collaboration between ASC founder and acoustic engineer Art Noxon and recording engineer Sam Lynn and is made up of Studio Traps and Monitor Traps, versatile acoustic tools created by ASC specifically for the recording studio. The front half of the Studio Trap is treble range reflective and the back side is treble range absorptive. The entire surface of the Traps is bass range absorptive. Studio Traps are adjustable in height and are usually set up midway between the floor and ceiling, but they can be raised or lowered for different listening positions or line of sight requirements.
Placement and tuning is simple and intuitive with just a little bit of guidance from our technicians. RSPE Audio has 2 AttackWall systems, please contact one of our sales engineers to arrange for a demonstration, either in our showroom or if you're local to LA, in your own studio!
The AttackWall wraps around the workstation and engineer so neatly that very little sound escapes outside of the Wall. Broad-band early reflections are controlled by the StudioTraps' absorptive sides, creating a reflection free zone (RFZ) right at the mix position, regardless of the room size. The diffusive sides of all StudioTraps (the side with the silver button) should face away from the mix position to create a true RFZ.
Time-Delayed Ambient Backfill
The AttackWall absorbs image-smearing early reflections, but lets others escape to provide time-delayed backfill. Without an ambient tail to the energy-time-curve, a reflection-free recording studio would be exhausting to work in. The ambience is provided by the diffusive sides of the StudioTraps, which scatter sound at 500 Hz and higher.
Vertical Mode Control
Studio monitors are nested between MonitorStand Tops and Bases, which are specially built TubeTraps, designed for rapid absorption of expanding wavefronts and strength to support heavy speakers. The MonitorStands upset the vertical symmetry in the room. The lower trap aggressively absorbs bass before and after the floor bounce. The upper trap also absorbs, but in addition, it vents bass into the low-pressure area outside the AttackWall, where the energy is dissipated and absorbed by nearby StudioTraps.
Wall Loaded Mains
The AttackWall loads bass just like the built-in mains found in a downtown studio. StudioTraps fit tight to the sides of the speaker to create a corner-loading short horn. This increases the efficiency of the speaker and projects the bass. With the absorptive side of the StudioTraps facing the mix position, there is no "horn coloration" added to the direct signal. The AttackWall setup results in a bass loading horn that is lined with treble range absorption.