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Audimute Acoustic Panels + Award-Winning Musician, Jerry Jean

Jerry Jean music

As a company born from the love of music and sound, we catch ourselves these days living vicariously through musicians who release their one-of-a-kind art and sound into the world. It’s always an honor to learn that our acoustic panels are helping musicians create desired sounds and aid in their artistic process.

We caught up with Jerry Jean, a New York City based award-winning songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. Read what he had to say about his path to becoming a musician and his experience with Audimute’s acoustic panels:



Q. Tell us about your path to becoming a songwriter and music producer.


A. I took violin and piano lessons from a young age and went to NYU to study vocal performance. Upon graduation, I worked as a freelance musician in New York, playing shows and contributing keyboards and strings on both indie and major label records. I also coached singers frequently and taught music theory at my alma mater. Although I was grateful making a living as a musician, I did not feel I was leaving a tangible record of my own music. So in 2010, I expanded my focus to encompass writing and producing. I’ve since released 3 EPs, and am currently working on my first solo full-length album.



Q. Tell us about your songwriting process. Where do you find creativity and inspiration?


A. Sometimes there is no predetermined subject, and I simply begin by improvising while singing at the piano. I let the subconscious determine the song as I play novel chord changes and vocalize whatever comes out: spontaneous refrains, wordless melismas, whatever. It's a rather vulnerable, private practice. I record these explorations on my phone, listen back, rinse and repeat. Other times, I set out to encapsulate a predetermined emotion, vibe, or event taken from life experience, either from my own or from what I observe from other people. When the song's seed is predetermined, the process will still go back to the improvisatory method I mentioned previously. These explorations are ultimately refined into the lyrics and music that win out.



Q. What is important to you when you start to produce a new sound or a song?


A. It’s important to be genuine, and to create something that can stand the test of time. This means investing effort and money not only to improving the songwriting and performance in the songs, but also to the technical aspects of proper recording, mixing, etc.



Q. You use acoustic panels on your studio wall. When did you realize you needed to improve the acoustics in your studio?


A. I installed the panels in late 2011, shortly after deciding to convert my spare room into my studio. The room was initially full of undesired reverberations. When I was coaching singers and they sang loud notes, the entire room shook with reverb. Although singers sometimes enjoyed this phenomenon, I knew it would be detrimental when recording since I wouldn’t be able to remove the excessive sound reflections. I ultimately installed 8 large Audimute panels. They have a stylish aesthetic, and are totally functional.



Q. How do acoustic panels help you achieve a desired sound?


A. The paneling effectively absorbs the unwanted reverb. Combined with my room’s carpeting and furnishings, the panels keep the sound controlled to my taste. More paneling would dampen sound reflections even more, but I wanted to maintain a modest element of liveness in the room so didn't go overboard with coverage.



Q. What successes have you seen as a result of using Audimute's acoustic panels?


A. My song Your Love, created completely in my music room, was a winner in the International Songwriting Competition. It now has over 50,0000 views online, and the Audimute panels can be seen in the studio performance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYymQbVah54.


My EPs Your Love and Fighting For You have both charted on iTunes, and I’m steadily improving my craft with each new project. Since setting up my studio, I haven’t had to make any adjustments to the paneling, and it remains an integral part of my daily listening environment. Not being bogged down with technical issues like proper room treatment allows me to focus my energies on making music and growing as a writer / producer. While working on my new full-length record, I’ve recorded live strings, horns, vocals, acoustic basses and guitars in my studio. The panels help me obtain clean recordings during each session while making listening back more accurate. Visually, they also complement the vibe of the room.



To learn more about Jerry, connect with him below:



Official website: http://www.jerryjean.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jerryjeanmusic

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/jerryjeanmedia

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jerryjeanmusic

Acoustic Panels vs. Acoustic Tiles


Difference between acoustic panels and acoustic tiles

When shopping for the acoustic solution that will best solve your sound issues and best fit your space’s style, acoustic panels and acoustic tiles can both get the job done. But there are differences between the two. Let’s look at a side-by-side comparison:


Acoustic Wall Panels

Acoustic Wall Tiles

Standard, designer, bleach-cleanable, and custom fabric wrapping choices

Standard, designer, bleach-cleanable, and custom fabric wrapping choices

Sharp, high-resolution gallery and custom images transferred to fabric prints

Textured color finish in natural or AcoustiColor™ coating

Gallery wrapped straight edge around light-weight metal framing

Hand-cut straight or beveled edges

Available in 2” and 4” thicknesses

Available in .5”, 1”, 1.5” thicknesses

Hangs on walls like a picture frame using single provided Z-Clip

Adhesive tape or industrial glue holds tiles flush against the wall for a seamless installation


Difference between acoustic panels and acoustic tiles


Style needs and desires can help you determine which solution will work best for you.


Audimute’s Acoustic Panels



Our acoustic panels are perfect for making your space come to life with vivid, high-quality images. Browse our galleries of popular images or upload your own personal photo, logo, or design for a personal touch.


Looking for a more classic look? Find just what your space needs with customary, luxury, and designer acoustic fabrics for a finished look unique to your space.


Difference between acoustic panels and acoustic tiles



Audimute’s Acoustic Tiles




Acoustic fabric tiles bring a clean-cut, professional look to any space. With a wide-range of fabrics to choose from, you can match any design theme.


AcoustiColor™ Tiles and Audimute Acoustic Shapes will add personality, vibrant color, and fun shapes and configurations to your walls. Choose from seven standard sizes and thousands of color options to create your desired wall art.


Difference between acoustic panels and acoustic tiles


Head on over to our acoustic panel vs. acoustic tile treatment comparison page to find more information on how these acoustic solutions differ.

Office Spaces That We Love

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at one of the top companies in the world? We do. That’s why we are giving you the inside look to what some of Forbes 100 best companies office spaces look like!

 

great offices

 

1. Acuity 


An insurance company based in Wisconsin, brings to life world class art, provides a free onsite gym for employees, zip lines for the adventurous innovators and an indoor Ferris wheel. Sound too good to be true? Just take a look for yourself.

 

Acuity Office

 

2. Adobe Systems


Family time is precious” at Adobe, where they just launched a new 42+ week paid leave for families to take time to for their kids. On top of that, they offer indoor rock walls, a gourmet kitchen with chefs working around the clock, a full basketball court and even a quidditch arena!

 

Adobe Office

 

3.  Autodesk


Encouraged to take 20 minute naps at work, Autodesk offers conference rooms with swinging tables, treadmill desks where you can work and workout at the same time, themed office spaces and a rooftop break area. 

 

Swinging desk

 

4. Google


An adult playground, Google offers themed lounge rooms, swim in place pools with a lifeguard, massage therapists and multiple pool tables. Don’t forget to stop by their gourmet kitchen where Google offer’s their employees three free meals a day. 

 

 

5. Hyland Software


Located in Westlake, OH, Hyland Software offers FWAs, also known as flexibly work arrangements, where you are trusted to pick the hours you work that best fit your personal lifestyle. Maintain FWA while playing a pickup game of basketball on Hyland’s indoor or outdoor basketball courts or use the free fitness center. Then go to one of their onsite massage therapists, barber shop or the beak room where cushy recliners are located and ocean, calming music plays for some R and R.

 

Hyland Software

 

6. Quicken Loans 


Headquartered in Detroit, MI, Quicken Loans offer pool tables for employee breaks, repurposed bank vaults for meeting rooms, Grand Prix Big Wheel races and a themed Cleveland Cavaliers basketball court.

 

Quicken Loans

 

7. Twitter


Located in the heart of San Francisco, Twitter’s newly designed headquarters features an 800 foot rooftop outdoor space with seating areas, corn hole and a freshly mowed lawn. Directly below that is a cafeteria where daily menus are posted offering anything from #comfort food to #birdseed type products.

 

Twitter

 

8. Zappos


Viva Las Vegas! Not only will you get be submerged in historic Vegas, but you’ll also find yourself lost in the ball pin along with the lifeguard camel. Take time to relax on the 6th floor in the fishbowl room, enjoy themed conference rooms, indoor snow sledding, pinewood derby races and Christmas parties for the homeless.

 

Zappos

 

9. Capital One Financial


Coffee anyone? Stop by Capital One Financial headquarters for a sweet visit to their onsite coffee and café, free gym facilities and transparent meeting rooms.

 

Capital One

 

10. Airbnb


It’s all about traveling at Airbnb. Travel the world in one work day with the help of Airbnb’s country themed coffee cafes. Need some downtime? Contact the management team to receive a travel voucher for your “hotel” accommodations or escape to one of the company’s work space areas designed to match any mood.

 

Airbnb

 

Looking to update your office space? Check out Audimute’s Acoustic Panels, Ceiling Clouds and Baffles and Acoustic Tiles to modernize your office interior!

 

Resources:

  1. Glassdoor.com
  2. Forbes.com