Inside the Polar Express

Weiss, David
September 2006
Mix;Sep2006, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p28
The article features an interview with Sam Berkow, the designer of the 'Polar express.' He states that in a truck the best digital recording equipment can be found. He also states that with a truck, acoustics designers are faced with special problems like weight, vibration, and of space. He states that, to overcome the resonation in rectangular places, he placed a series of bass traps that dampen unwanted sound frequencies. He concludes that these recording trucks have to be custom made.


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