INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of audio production hardware and software products, recently completed work on a recording studio designed and built for its new Scotts Valley, California facility. In order to reduce room reflections and frequency anomalies, Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, outfitted the studio with its state-of-the art acoustical treatments.

“The control room, which is used to test new hardware and software products, as well as operate as a private recording facility in the evenings, was experiencing lingering issues with flutter echoes and low-end buildup.” explained Will Shanks, Universal Audio’s Product Manager. “Auralex provided the solution with a number of products, including its SonoSuede Pro System, its best-selling LENRD bass traps as well as its pArtScience SpaceArrays and Screen6 System, which I was first introduced to by Russ Berger himself. The Space Arrays are fantastic, and delivered exactly what we wanted.”

“Having installed the products myself, it gave me a new perspective in terms of the value and understanding of acoustical treatments,” says Derek Bodkin Studio Manager for Universal Audio. “Aesthetically, the panels are gorgeous. But even more importantly, they have completely eliminated the room’s residual echoes, giving Universal Audio a balanced environment to better test our equipment.”

Auralex’s SonoSuede Pro System is a cost-effective, complete do-it-yourself room treatment system ideal for any critical listening environment. The synthetic suede fabric-covered panels provide the acoustical performance and visual impact critical for today’s applications. The system features four 16”x48”x2” thick back-beveled panels predominantly used for corner trapping, and eight 16”x48”x1” rectangular-shaped back-beveled panels for a total of 64 square feet. Additionally, the system’s unique mounting blocks provide superior acoustic and exceptional aesthetic benefits. Auralex’s LENRD (Low-End Node Reduction Device) Bass Traps are extremely effective at smoothing out low frequency room nodes.

Both the SpaceArray and Screen6 System are products within the pArtScience line, which were designed by Russ Berger for Auralex Acoustics. The SpaceArray combines excellent hemispherical acoustical diffusion with a top quality wood finish. Based on a quasi-random series that provides superior performance without visual patterning, the SpaceArray is ideal for control rooms, auditoriums, performance venues, listening rooms, home theaters and worship spaces. Strong and lightweight, the beautiful 24"x24" solid paulownia wood panels install easily and can be used in a variety of placement options, including “T-bar” grids. The Screen6 System consists of six pArtScience SpaceCouplers that can be placed on hard walls and ceilings to tame early reflections without taking energy out of the room.

About Universal Audio

Founded in 1999 and now based in Scotts Valley, California, Universal Audio is best known for its vintage analog reproductions and advanced Digital Signal Processing technology. The company is focused on merging the best of analog and digital technology. The company is devoted to this endeavor, following its motto, Analog Ears, Digital Minds.

About Auralex Acoustics Inc.

Located in Indianapolis, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide the best acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, solid advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among many prominent artists, producers, engineers and corporations.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex web page at Auralex can be reached via email at or by calling 1.800.95WEDGE.