Brainworx Studio Space streamlined by REDIacoustics NIRO Process

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Brainworx Studio Space streamlined by REDIacoustics NIRO Process

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AI-powered acoustic optimization and custom acoustic panel solutions improve critical listening conditions in new studio space of top plugin designers.

Brainworx have built a reputation in the industry for their skillfully designed plugins that recreate classic analog outboard equipment. Given that critical listening is essential to their plugin design process, Dennis Busch from Acoustic Spaces was commissioned to build a new studio control room in their Langenfeld, Germany headquarters that would prioritize ideal acoustic conditions and the ability to accurately listen from multiple positions within the studio space. To ensure that the new studio space was optimized for these needs, studio designer Dennis Busch partnered with acoustic research and software development company REDIacoustics™ and utilized their AI-driven software solution NIRO™ [Non-Cuboid Iterative Room Optimizer], to optimize the acoustic geometry of the new studio as well as design custom paneling for the ideal acoustic environment for Brainworx’s needs.

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Acoustic experience streamlined for a modern listening space

For more than a decade, REDIacoustics has been perfecting their AI-powered software solutions to streamline the design of recording studios and critical listening spaces around the world. When Busch presented them with the Brainworx project, it was a classic use case of NIRO’s usage within a nontraditional room shape. “The studio space was built within an existing 10x8x4m room and utilized a decoupled, Mirror-V shaped room with cinema seating at the back of the room in addition to the Engineers spot,” explained Dr. Peter D’Antonio, REDIacoustics Co-Founder. “The versatility of our tools and the opportunity to explore new possibilities enabled us not just to predict but to shape the acoustic landscape actively, ensuring every note and frequency is experienced as intended. The end result is a prime example of what the synergy between NIRO and TORA can achieve.”

“The flexibility provided by the designer truly allowed us to showcase the power of our optimization tools,” says Rinaldi Petrolli, the lead acoustic engineer of REDIacoustics. “From the outset, we were presented with the perfect scenario for NIRO: optimizing the inner room shell from the ground up. Our optimization process enabled the meticulous fine-tuning of the room’s geometry and the speaker and listening positions, establishing a solid acoustic foundation from the beginning. Following with TORA, we tailored the acoustical treatments to fine-tune the space, focusing on temporal decay and frequency response control. The installation of a 6 subwoofer array marked our final step, creating uniform low-frequency energy distribution across every seat.”

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