At the completion of a design project, we conduct subjective critical listening tests to determine that the monitor system installations meet our standards for acoustic accuracy. Additionally, we measure the main monitor system's frequency response at the engineer's position (and at other locations such as the producer/sofa location) to confirm the system's frequency response characteristics. When performing a control room assessment, we first test the signal paths the be sure that all channels and gain pots are aligned properly, before proceeding to test the monitor/room response.
We can also provide TEF analysis (Time Delay Spectrometry) to measure a room's time domain (decay) characteristics. The TEF system allows our engineers to see a room's time, frequency, and energy domain properties as 2D and 3D graphic information, and with proper analysis and interpretation this data can provide valuable insights not available by other methods. This can be useful when analyzing existing spaces with problematic time-smearing issues due to early reflections.
When assessing a building as a potential site for an audio production facility it is sometimes necessary to take measurements of existing noise conditions. This helps us to design a cost effective solution that takes into consideration actual site conditions rather than theoretical conditions.
Other test methods include room boundary testing for sound isolation evaluation (both between the building and the outside world, and between rooms within the building), as well as noise level tests to determine whether HVAC systems and other potential noise sources are being properly contained.