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Up Close: Auralex Acoustics

Nearly 40 Years of High-Quality Acoustical Treatment Products: Founded nearly 40 years ago by Eric Smith on the belief that there had to be an effective alternative to the expensive acoustic foam panels available at that time, Indianapolis-based Auralex Acoustics is the industry leader in acoustical treatment products, including acoustical absorbers, diffusors, sound barriers, construction materials, isolation platforms and complete room treatment systems. Smith had been working as an on-air personality, and was frustrated with the control room sound. In addition to their high costs, the treatments available tended to disintegrate after a few years. Auralex today takes pride in offering a full-line of acoustical products based on the “better price/better mousetrap” principle.

Auralex Acoustics drum roomA History of Innovative Items Continues: The great initial success of Auralex’s Studiofoam® led to other innovations, including the industry leading Venus™ and LENRD™ Bass Traps. When customers demanded a modular, absorptive, expandable and portable solution, they introduced MAX-Wall™ and Stand-Mounted LENRDs™ to widespread acclaim. The company’s latest innovations are the MudGuard™ v2, a unique solution for mic isolation in any environment that is a redesign of their original MudGuard™; the Studio6™ Bass Trap, which provides best in class, broadband performance in a slim 6” profile; the ProMAX™, a portable, lightweight, highly effective absorption treatment for run-and-gun-recording and performance applications in the studio, on stage, classroom, in the home and more; and the ProCloud™, one of Auralex’s ProPanel™ Absorption Panels designed to hang horizontally from a ceiling to help control and reduce sound reflections.

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Great Customer Service and High-End Clientele: Over the years, Auralex has become known for adding value to their acoustics by offering free suggestions and advice––a practice that evolved into thousands of free consultations facilitated by their industry-leading Personalized Room Analysis. They recently developed a browser-based app called RLX (Room Layout eXpress) that gives clients immediate suggestions for products based on the info they provide. Some of Auralex’s prominent users include industry renowned engineers, producers and mixers Bob Bullock (George Strait, Shania Twain), Shane Wilson (Switchfoot), Dave O’Donnell (James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards), drummers Ray Luzier (Korn) and drummer/producer Chris McHugh (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood).

For more information, visit auralex.com.