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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.

Finding Reflection Points in a Home Theater

Home Theater Acoustics

Are you ready to improve the acoustics of your home theater? We receive countless inquiries about home theater treatment each day, and the most commonly asked question is where acoustic panels should be applied to most effectively improve the sound quality in the theater. Today, I am going to take you step-by-step on finding reflection points and how you can use this as a guide for perfect panel placement.

First, we need to discuss what reflection points are. The primary reflection points are the points throughout your theater at which sound is initially reflecting. In other words, it’s the first surface that sound comes in contact with after leaving your speakers. Primary reflection points are important to find as these are the most effective treatment points throughout your home theater.

 

 

 

Home Theater Reflection Points

Now picture this: you just finished your home theater set up! You spent hours shopping for the right speakers, the most comfortable couch, and the best screen or projector. You throw in your favorite movie and notice something: you forgot to take the room acoustics into consideration! Fear not! That echo you’re noticing can be treated by adding acoustic panels to your theater!

To find the reflection points, you will need the following:

      • A home theater

      • A handheld mirror

      • Sticky notes

      • A patient friend


1. First, set up the room as if it were finished. Speakers and seating in your space should be placed in their final

home Theaterslocations. Moving any of these elements will change the primary reflection points of sound throughout your space.

I recommend leaving the walls mostly bare (aside from any speakers). This will make the process of marking and finding reflection points much easier.

Once the walls are bare and the speakers are in their final position, it’s time to start listening. Carefully examine where the sound is coming from in the theater.

2. Second, have your friend hold the handheld mirror parallel to the wall surface. Face the screen in your theater, and move the mirror around the walls until you can see any speakers reflected in the mirror. Be sure not to move your head or tilt the mirror throughout this process, as this will alter the reflection points. Mark these points with a sticky note. These are the primary reflection points.

Reflection Points

Each speaker in your space should have 6 reflection points (one on each of 4 walls, one on the ceiling, and one on the floor). For a 5-speaker system, there should be 30 reflection points. Some of these points may not be treatable. This would include points that are blocked by open hallways, furniture, or other objects. This is not an issue. While treating primary reflection points is important, treating every reflection point is not necessary to improve the sound quality in your theater.

3. Once you have the reflection points marked, you can begin adding absorption.                 

For reflection points on the floor, consider adding a rug. If the theater is carpeted, treating the floor should not be necessary. For any windows, consider adding curtains or drapes.

To treat any reflection points on the ceiling, consider flush-mounting Acoustic Tiles to the ceiling surface, or suspending Acoustic Clouds from the ceiling.

Acoustic Panels in Home Theater

            Ceiling Acoustics                                                  

4. Finally, for the reflection points on the walls, consider adding Acoustic Panels. With a variety of sizes, colors, and styles to choose from, Audimute Acoustic Panels are an excellent option to consider for any home theater application.

For more advice on creating the perfect home theater, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Acoustic Specialists!

Inspired by Fall: Update Your Interior With Audimute

Fall inspires

Leaves are turning, fireplaces are burning and squirrels are packing their nuts; it must be Fall, the season of change! Everyone knows that Fall is famous for oversized sweaters, warm colors and let’s be honest, pumpkin spice lattes. But where did these traditions come from? Nature? Pinterest? Food? How about the fashion industry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re giving you an inside look on this season’s hottest fashion colors and how Audimute is styling your space with a twist of color.

 

From Fashion to Fabrics.

Believe it or not, fashion leads the trends in the season’s and year’s top colors. Whether it’s what color to dye your hair, what flavor of ice cream to order or your color scheme at your wedding – there’s a good chance it was influenced by the fashion industry.

                                         Fashion Color Trends

 

Fashion designers look at the world, observe Mother Nature, get inspired and transform those observations into a new style trend. The world is constantly changing, therefore, the fashion industry is constantly changing.

 

From Fabrics to Audimute.

Inspired by Fall fashion trends, Audimute is freshening up its own fabric line! Fresh off the runway, we’re integrating four of this season’s hottest colors and five new designer fabrics.

 

Designer Fabrics

 

Modernize any space with the crisp color of green apple and refreshing Lapis blue. Soak up the last of summer’s sun with sunshine and indulge in the warmth of pumpkin. Whatever color you fall in love with, it’ll be sure to add a little pop to your life!

 

                                                fall colors

 

Transform your space’s style with Audimute’s new Fall 2016 color line and designer acoustic fabrics. Our fabrics are acoustically transparent, ensuring high acoustic performance and are proudly woven in America from the finest, high quality yar

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