StudioPanel Turnkey System Debuts at AES

Oct 8, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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MSR will introduce its acoustical management turnkey system for personal studio environments, StudioPanel™, at AES. StudioPanel is a customizable and cost-effective acoustical treatment system that can adapt to any personal recording or other acoustically critical space.

At its core, StudioPanel is a system of acoustical panels configured and calculated to provide the correct amount of sound absorption and diffusion necessary for contemporary monitoring systems to work successfully in a small- to mid-sized control room environments, and utilizes components used by leading studio designers and acousticians, such as mineral wool. StudioPanel is a system of acoustic components including absorbing and diffusing panels, a Helmholtz mid-bass absorber, CloudPanel™ floating ceiling panels, and a spring-loaded acoustic bass trap, known as the SpringTrap™. For media production professionals, the system allows modern active monitor systems to achieve their design goals and deliver accurate imaging, clarity and definition. A box the size of a typical software package is sold at retail and contains simple measuring devices, including an audio CD with numerous test tones. A clearly worded step-by-step instruction manual allows the user to precisely define the acoustical parameters of his or her own studio/media production space. Based on room size measurements, the company will ship to the user one of three ready-to-be-installed acoustical treatment “kits” that contain all the necessary components, including corner and diffusion and bass trap systems.

“This was a longtime dream I’ve had of bringing the benefits of years of working at the upper end of the acoustical domain to a much wider audience,” said company president and co-founder Tony Grimani. “We’ve seen how these improvements have revolutionized the cinema industry and then the home-theater market. Now, they’re available to virtually anyone who needs accurate and reliable acoustical management in a cost-effective package, taking their personal studio concept to the next level.”

“As a producer, the ability to manage acoustics and sound has been critical to my career,” said co-founder Keith Olsen. “As a studio owner and user, I’ve tried to never let technology get in the way of creativity. By taking the experience we’ve accumulated in so many areas of the music and sound-for-film business and putting it into the form of an easy-to-use but well-tested and dependable turnkey solution, I think we’ll help write a new chapter in the history of music in years to come.”

Check out StudioPanel at AES Booth #1204 or online at

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