|The Diffraction Resonator Window|
The diffraction resonator window increases the isolation of a common double pane glass window by 30dB at frequencies between 200Hz to 5kHz, and 20dB below that. It even allows air inside while keeping sound out. The window is made from an interesting mesh of metamaterials designed as tiny Hemholtz resonators (bass traps).
At first glance it might seem that the increased isolation of the diffraction resonator window is what's acoustically attractive, which it is. But the other part that's really cool about it is that you can now have lots of glass in the studio and not have to worry about its reflective properties the way you do with normal glass, since it's absorbing those reflections while leaving light, and even air, in.
There's no word on when the diffraction resonator window will hit the market, but they're supposedly fairly simple to manufacture. That means that we may soon see lots of natural light in future studios everywhere.
If you're interested in improving the acoustics of your studio, check out The Studio Builder's Handbook. You can read some excerpts at bobbyowsinski.com.
Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help support this website with no cost to you.
You should follow me on Twitter for daily news and updates on production and the music business.
Don't forget to check out my Music 3.0 blog for tips and tricks on navigating social media and the new music business.