PROJECT NEWS

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The Sound of Studio EW w/ Jane Fitz

July 20, 2020

"There is a very special club space in Sofia, in Bulgaria. Everything in it is hand-built - the wonderful sound system, the imaginative lights and decoration, the unique vibe itself. But what makes this club special isn't just the attention to detail and craftsmanship, or the free DIY spirit that flows through it. But the fact that it is a highly professional set up and puts many of the world's most famous clubs to shame."

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Kliment's Personal Studio Environment Completed

July 10, 2020

We are thrilled to present you the recently completed personal and very unique home studio design that we made for our dear friend and true master of trance electronic music and modular synths - Kliment.  We put everything in the creation of this studio and despite all the acoustic and project challenges - one of which was to reduce the reverberation time nearly 15 times from 3.0 to 0.2 seconds, we accomplished all design objectives and even more. 

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Home Studio Design For Kliment (Artmospheric Festival)

March 01, 2020

We are super delighted to share that Acoustic Waves were recently commissioned to design the acoustics and sound isolation properties of the new home studio of our dear friend, co-founder of Artmospheric Festival and true master of trance electronic music and modular synths - Kliment. 

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Sound Ninja Studio Acoutics Upgrade

February 24, 2020

About half a year ago the new studio of Sound Ninja Music Academy opened doors in Sofia. Since then we started to receive incredible feedback about the acoustics and the sound of the studio that made us incredibly happier and confident to continue and upgrade our work to the next level! We are thrilled to present to you our latest design and development of the studio! 

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Primal Studio Environment Design For DJ Doncho

January 30, 2020

Recently we were commissioned by Mr Doncho Burgudjiev (know as DJ Doncho) to design the acoustics and sound isolation of his new personal studio.  One of the biggest challenges that faced the project was how to accomplish the requirements for adequate isolation, proper acoustics, and great sound and bass down to the lowest frequencies in a space with a floor area of only 7m2! We are more than happy to report that the design and engineering of the studio are now completed.

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Sound Ninja Music Academy Studio Completed

December 09, 2019

Earlier in the year, we were commissioned to design the acoustics and the sound insulation of the new studio facility of Sound Ninja Music Academy -  independent and highly respected school for music production, mixing and audio engineering in Sofia, Bulgaria. We are very excited to report that the construction was completed and the studio is ready to welcome its academy users and all new sound ninjas! 

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Koncept Space Completed

September 13, 2019

The acoustics renovation and sound reproduction optimizations of Sofia's Koncept Space​ are now completed. The design featured the installation of more than 230 sq. meters of custom-engineered acoustic treatment aimed for reduction of the venue's RT from 3.1 to 0.5 seconds. The results provided a perfect acoustic environment with spectrally balanced reverberation time and resonance-free low end, carefully tailored to support the installation of a highly appreciated Void Acoustics​ system.

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Studio F Completed

September 06, 2019

Welcome, studio F - our new production, mixing and mastering facility designed for Mr G. Nikolov. The studio is the second build of our own PSE (Primal Studio Environment) concept and design philosophy, based on our most recent psycho-acoustic research and developments. The main objective of the design is to provide both a natural environment for the listener and a critically damped room for the loudspeakers. 

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Koncept Space Open Doors In Sofia

May 28, 2019

A new place for contemporary electronic music open doors in Sofia - Koncept Space. We are happy to share that Acoustic Waves was invited to renovate and optimise the acoustics in the venue and to balance the sound reproduction inside it. The design needed the installation of more than 230 sq. meters of custom engineered acoustic treatment for the reduction of the venue's reverberation time nearly 6 times.

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EXE Studio Completed

May 13, 2019

We are thrilled to present to you our latest studio design project and the first of this new kind- EXE Studio. It is the new production, mixing and mastering facility designed especially for Mr Pavel Petrov. The idea is Inspired by our latest psycho-acoustic research and most recent studio designs and influenced by the non-environment studio philosophy.

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EXE Club Completed

January 15, 2019

Last year we were invited to join a team of professionals and architects and design the acoustics of a newly proposed night club in Sofia - EXE. Now we are thrilled to share the results of this collaborative work and inform you that the project has been completed! We present you several exclusive shots from the venue. Expect a detailed case study of our work in the project in the coming weeks.

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Studio EW Reopens Doors After Yearlong Shutdown

September 30, 2018

It's been a year since Sofia's beloved Studio EW had to close its doors, but today we are more than happy to announce its reopening at a new location. Acoustic Waves were yet again commissioned to design the acoustics of the venue and to optimise the sound system for the new environment. The project aimed for balanced acoustics and futuristic design, reflecting our design philosophy and the spirit of EW that influenced many through the years, even us.

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Acoustic Waves LTD. Commissioned by .EXE to Design State of The Art Club in Sofia, Bulgaria.

August 08, 2018

We are delighted to share that Acoustic Waves Ltd. has been recently commissioned to design the acoustics of a new state of the art music venue in Sofia, Bulgaria, equipped with a custom sound system and professional recording studio. With an overall floor area of around 1000 sq. meters, Sofia's new night place promises to be one of the biggest clubs for contemporary electronic music around. The venue is scheduled to open doors later in the year.

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New Studio Design Project For Pavel Petrov

May 11, 2018

We are excited to announce a part of a very interesting project we have been working on for the last couple of months. A new mixing and mastering studio for Mr Pavel Petrov. Inspired by our latest psychoacoustic research and most recent studio designs and influenced by the non-environment philosophy, the recording studio is going to be the first of this new line in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Graffitti Studios Completed

March 30, 2018

The new recording spaces and control rooms of Graffiti Studio and their technical design are inspired by the idea of having a neutral acoustics condition indoor, like in an outdoor space, but with the benefits of not having disturbing noise from the outside. This was achieved by isolation technique known as "room inside a room" and with a separate floating floor for every studio. 

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MU Istanbul Design Completed

January 12, 2018

The acoustics engineering for the forthcoming renovation of Istanbul's club MU is now completed. The design features the installation of more than 150 sq. meters of custom acoustic treatment for balancing the reverberation time and resonance-free low end, in requirement with the needs of the contemporary electronic music as well as for a venue this size. As to the sound system design and optimization, our partners from 303.bg will be handling the installing of Funktion-One.

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Acoustic Waves Ltd. Commisioned For Venue Acoustics Renovation in Istanbul

July 26, 2016

We are excited to announce that Acoustic Waves Ltd. has been commissioned recently for the acoustics renovation of a new club venue in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the project is to provide a balanced reverberation time through the audio spectrum and a resonance-free environment for unrestricted bass response down to the lowest octaves. The venue is equipped with Funktion-One sound system composed of four  Resolution 2 speakers and two F218 MK2 bass enclosures.

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Marcus Henriksson's (Minilogue / Son Kite) COSMOS Studio Design Completed

October 24, 2017

After months of work full of inspiring engineering and acoustic challenges, we are thrilled to show our studio design project for Marcus Henriksson's (Minilogue / Son Kite) own studio COSMOS. Located deep in the Swedish woods and surrounded only by nature the studio is designed as an extension of this natural environment and as such, it explores the psycho-acoustic connections between human and nature.

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Marcus Henriksson (Minilogue / Son Kite) Creates New Production Studio Designed by Acoustic Waves Ltd.

June 29, 2017

We are honoured to share that Acoustic Waves Ltd. has been recently commissioned by a true legend in the electronic music world Marcus Henriksson (Minilogue / Son Kite) for the creation of his new studio facility deep in the Swedish woods.This sublime moment marks and the 11th Anniversary of our creation! 

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SOHO Sofia launches new sound isolated voice booths designed by Acoustic Waves Ltd.

June 01, 2017

Acoustic Waves Ltd. has been recently commissioned by SOHO for the creation of three sound isolated voice booths. SOHO is creative and artsy coworking space in Sofia, Bulgaria providing access to fully equipped workplaces for freelancers, entrepreneurs and professionals. With their significantly reduced ambient and acoustic noise, the booths are designed to meet and the most demanding needs for privacy of their clients. 

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Graffitti Studio launches new profesionally designed recording facilities by Acoustic Waves.

May 22, 2017

We are happy to share that Acoustic Waves Ltd. has been recently chosen among other competitors to design the new recording and post production facilities for Graffitti Studio. Founded in 1994, Graffitti Studio is probably the oldest recording studio in Bulgaria specialised in providing professional voice over, music recording, mixing and mastering services. The new studios are in an advanced stage of design and construction development and are progressing as scheduled.

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MDLM Studio Completed

February 21, 2017

The new production studio facility for Mr Manuel De La Mare has been recently finished. This is what he shared with us after the completion of the project:

 

"... probably the best studio sound I've ever heard... the volume the depth the stereo is all perfect and sounds supernatural...I can't believe I finally can listen to music properly ..."

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Studio EW Completed

January 18, 2017

The acoustics in Studio EW was recently renovated. This is what Mr M. Dimchev (Co-Owner of Studio EW, Audio Technician at SEG) shared with us after the completion of the project:

 

"It was simply stunning how much more sound we got for the small investment we could afford. Now there is not a single spot at the club that cannot experience proper bass response - we don't even need to worry about excessive bass levels at the DJ booth. And probably best of all - we have observed it has become a frequent topic of conversation among the people visiting our venue. Mission completed!"

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Audiophile Room Design

October 05, 2016

We were recently hired to design a new audiophile room for Mr Alexander Tashov. The acoustic design has been finished, and the construction started. The design features custom made mid frequency range QRD 2D diffusers on the ceiling and high-frequency range MLS diffsorbers on the side walls. The modal region is managed by selectively tuned perforated and diaphragmatic absorbers ensuring a low level of resonance activity and unrestricted bass down to the lowest octave. As to the speakers, they are custom made 8.8 meters back-loaded horns with full range drivers from Etheraudio.

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Mixtape 5 Interior Design Upgrade

July 31, 2016

A year after the successful acoustic renovation of club Mixtape 5 A-Side we were commissioned to work closely with Another Studio on a proposed interior upgrade. The main objective of our work was to examine the impact of the proposed wall pattern on the venue's sound and to ensure that it fits its acoustics concept. 

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Acoustic Renovation in Studio EW

July 26, 2016

Acoustic Waves was recently commissioned by Elegantly Wasted for the acoustic renovation of their own  Studio EW. Ever since its creation, the Sofia's iconic venue has been an international place for contemporary electronic music acts, hosting artists such as Alan Backdrop, Claudio PRC, Ness, Refracted, Jane Fitz, Barac and many more. For the forthcoming new season, the venue will provide a new level of sound sensation and acoustics for its visitors and guests.

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Acoustic Waves Celebrates 10 Years Anniversary

June 29, 2016

Today Acoustic Waves Ltd. celebrates ten years since its foundation - A decade in the business of providing architectural designs for critical listening spaces and concert venues. We are thrilled to launch our new website beta and hope it serves of benefit to our present and future clients. 

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Heritage Studio Control Room Design Completed.

June 09, 2016

The design of the new control room for Heritage Studio has been completed. The studio features a pair of high-quality Wilson Audio Sophia series floor-standing loudspeakers.

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Urban House Studios completed.

April 06, 2016

We are very pleased to report the construction has now finished on Urban House Studios, metal band Odd Crew's new recording studio.

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Acoustic Waves Workshop at Artmospheric Festival 2016

May 01, 2016

Artmospheric Festival, the mountain gathering for deep tripping music and alternative culture, will take place in July, a decade after the idea was born, high up in the Bulgarian western Balkan mountains.  For a third year, Acoustic Waves Workshop will be a part of the festival program. We will hold an open dialogue session on topics related to room acoustics and the perception of sound in different acoustic environments.

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Reverberation measurement session at Heritage studio

March 22, 2016

Acoustic Waves has been commissioned recently to design a private recording studio - control room and live room, in London, UK. We went there to perform an initial acoustic measurement session and have started the project.

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Contemporary Techno Structures w/ David Letellier aka Kangding Ray

March 15, 2016

The French sound architect David Letellier aka Kangding Ray is playing live at the next Contemporary Techno Structures. Besides with his music (released for respected labels such as raster-noton and Stroboscopic Artefacts), David is known and for his kinetic sound installations - TESSEL and VERSUS (to name a few), which explore the perception of sound and space and his work for the famous architect Jean Nouvel on the new Paris Philharmonic Hall. Make sure not to miss him.

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The concert of Ozric Tentacles at Mixtape 5

March 12, 2016

The concert of Ozric Tentacles at club *Mixtape 5* was one of those very special moments which will resonate for a long time in our minds... Ozric were amazed by the acoustic environment of the venue: 

 

"Mixtape was as good as I've ever heard any venue sound. It was truly perfect; I couldn't have asked for anything better, far beyond my expectations of the club. I've seen a hell of a lot of clubs in my life and I can't help but notice and appreciate real quality when I see it, or hear it."

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OMP Mastering 

January 22, 2016

Acoustic Waves has been commissioned recently to design a new mastering studio for OMP Mastering. The project has already started and thanks to a great job of the contractor it is almost completed. We performed several acoustic measurements after the completion of the main building phases to ensure everything is under control and have found a high agreement between the project targets and the results.

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Acoustics renovation in club *Mixtape 5* / A-Side

November 19, 2015

The acoustics renovation in A-Side of club "Mixtape 5" has been completed, and we are happy to report that the results from the measurements have matched the pre-designed acoustic parameters with high precision. Now the venue has a very well controlled acoustic environment down to the lowest octaves. Have a look at the case study of the project.

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Mixtape 5 / A-Side Design Completed.

August 04, 2015

It has been three years since we designed the acoustics of club "Mixtape 5" / B-Side. We are pleased to announce that the time has come for A-Side. In about a month the venue will have a properly balanced acoustic environment that will bring new waves of sound sensation. To celebrate this, we have prepared a very special event for the 20th of November together with our friends of Artmospheric Festival.

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MDLM Studio is Taking Shape

July 25, 2015

Acoustic Waves were commissioned recently to design the new personal mixing and mastering facility of Mr Manuel De La Mare. The studio is in an advanced stage of construction development, and it is expected to be completed in the coming months.

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Acoustic Design for Artmospheric Studio

November 15, 2014

The design of the new recording studio of Artmospheric has been completed.

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Acoustic Design for Grovelab Studio.

October 20, 2014

The design of the new mixing and mastering studio facility for Grovelab has been completed.

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Transparent Micro Perforated Absorbers

April 04, 2015

The Auroral studio was recently updated with transparent mAicro-perforated low-frequency absorbers to deal with back-wave interference.

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Acoustic Treatment Design for Therapistudio

March 27, 2015

Hybrid low-frequency absorber / mid and high-frequency diffuser, based on a pseudo-random binary sequence.

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Sofia National Opera and Ballet pres. The Ring of the Nibelung

March 22, 2014

It has been a while since Sofia National Opera and Ballet hired us for that project - noise insulation of hydraulic stage platforms and multimedia room for their spectacular opera - The Ring of the Nibelung (a cycle of four epic operas by the German composer Richard Wagner.), but since then, the Bulgarian interpretation of Wagner's masterpiece has gained a huge success and positive feedback from around the world, and we have decided to share this success. We are more than happy that Acoustic Waves has been involved in the creation of that unique piece of art by ensuring an acoustic comfort for it.

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club Studio-X

Jun 12, 2013

We are excited to announce our next club acoustics project. It is for Studio X, a new place in Sofia, Bulgaria with a uncompromised Funktion-One sound system. The construction of the venue has already started and is progressing as scheduled.

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club *Mixtape 5* / B-Side

Jun 14, 2012

We are pleased to report the acoustic renovation of club *Mixtape 5* / B-Side has been completed. 

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Audiophile Room Acoustic Treatment

February 25, 2012

Alexander Tashov: "If you want to make a high-resolution hi-end system without acoustic treatment it'll be totally impossible. Thanks to Acoustic Waves I was able to take the way to the acoustic treatment from 0. Each time I put any acoustic elements in the room I had to listen to my favorite songs again. Each item causes the room to "looks" bigger for the speakers and to be more silent for the listener. The combination of absorbers and diffusers make possible to hear details and sounds that nobody can hear on systems for 500K $ if there is no treatment."

workshops / publications / research:

March 20, 2017

Reverberance and Auditory-Visual Integration in Concert Halls

The research project aims to investigate the influence of auditory-visual interaction on human's perception of reverberance in concert halls using ambisonics listening environment and virtual reality.

 

20  - 24 March, 2017

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July 03, 2016

Acoustic Waves Workshop at Artmospheric Festival 2016

For a third year Acoustic Waves Workshop will be a part of the program of the upcoming Artmospheric Festival in Bulgaria. As the last year, the workshop will be in the form of open dialogue.  

 

Saturday, 16  July at TBA

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June 30, 2014

Acoustic Waves Workshop at Artmospheric Festival 2014

The second Acoustic Waves Workshop in Bulgaria will be held at Artmospheric Festival 20124. This year's workshop will be in the form of open dialogue.  

 

Saturday, 12  July at 12:00 - 13:00

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September 20, 2013

Acoustic Waves at Music Pro Fair

  THE CHALLENGE OF SOUND LEVELS IN MUSIC CLUBS:

 

Four professionals will talk about how to cope with the quasi omnipresent issues of sound levels in music venues. The spreakers shed light on the matter and offer solutions, each focussing on a different aspects.

 

Sunday, 22 September at 17:20 - 19:00

Inter Expo Center

  

December 12, 2013

Acoustic Waves at radio BNR, Binar

  Tech talk about room acoustics, loudspeakers and the connections between them.

 

Sunday, 20 December at 20:00 - 22:00

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July 03, 2012

Acoustic Waves Workshop at Artmospheric Festival 2012

  Be welcome to the first Acoustic Waves Workshop in Bulgaria which will be held just after a week and will be part of Artmospheric Festival 2012

 

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1. Introduction.
2. The importance of acoustics.
3. Common problems in small rooms.
4. Proper listening and speakers orientation.
5. DIY acoustic treatment – absorbers & diffusers.

 

Saturday, 15  July at 13:00 - 14:00

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