Joules Newell Acoustic Design

Recording Studio Design

Performance Space design

Loudspeaker System Design

Control of Noise in Entertainment

 

Recording Studio Design

Beginning in 1984 as a general assistant on the construction of a major residential studio in Farnham Joules spent a great deal of his early career working and learning on major recording studio construction projects. By 1988 Joules was running his own team on behalf of London based Reflexion-Arts constructing and installing many recording studios. By this point he was responsible for all on-site design issues and alterations from the original design specification. Through out his career Joules has been responsible for the designs and construction of many recording studio projects from all aspects of the build. Whether it be equipment choice, or structural issues, Joules has great experience in all areas of design.

 

 

 

Performance space design

As a consequence of designing and constructing many recording spaces, Joules has been involved in the acoustic treatment and system integration of many spaces for both live and recorded music. As well as dealing with the performance related acoustic, these projects have dealt with environmental noise issues and noise control within the venue. The depth of knowledge Joules applies enables him to take meaningful measures to deal with the issues at hand rather than the usual ineffective token gestures that so many calling themselves acoustic consultants tend to employ.

 

 

 

Loudspeaker System Design

Again from those early days of his career where Joules began work on the layout design of the early Reflexion-Arts monitor systems along side Philip Newell, Joules has always been in some way involved in Loudspeaker system design. From his early experimentation with his own PA rental systems, Building in-house systems for E-ZEE studios, Custom engineering systems for the many Sound system rental companies right up to the range of loudspeakers he designed for Lynx where he was product development engineer. The highlight of Joules's development work has to have been the opportunity to work with Bruce Howze, on the development of a touring product, and the ongoing work with the legendary "Airforce" force air cooled sound system.

 

 

 

Control of Noise in Entertainment

As the current trend for more and more regulation of noise within the environment continues Joules finds himself able to apply his vast experience with both system operation and acoustic design to place himself in a very rare position of being a system operation engineer who has extensive acoustic knowledge. This enables Joules the great advantage of actually knowing how to put noise control measures into practice rather than being a "theoretical" consultant who passes the buck to a systems contractor to implement.

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