Moulton Laboratories
the art and science of sound

Design considerations for an idealized domestic surround sound listening space
The author describes an ideal surround sound system.
Random Articles
Speaker, Speaker, On The Wall, Who Sounds Coolest Of Them All?
If you sometimes have a hard time figuring out the best piece of gear to use, you're not alone. Moulton investigates the difference between "blind" and "sounds cool" testing methodologies.
A Bit About Digital
Digital audio. ONEs and ZEROs, right? Yadda-yadda-yadda... Dave takes on the yaddas in this comprehensive overview of recording and processing in the digital realm.
Yeah, I Think I Can Hear It! Wow! It’s Like, Totally Awesome!
The discussion of blind versus subjective listening continues.
About the Loudness of Sounds and the Risk of Hearing Damage
Very important article -- this one's about loudness. Uh-oh! Required reading.

On the Importance of Lyrics
Lyrics are a big deal, and we ignore them at our peril. Nonetheless, we DO tend to ignore them. Hopefully, this article may convince to change your musicianly ways regarding lyrics.
A Reader Asks About the “Aesthetics” of Audio Compression in Broadcasting
How to use black boxes when making compression decisions for broadcast.
Way Beyond Spectral Management: Compression as Timbre
Dave discusses COMPRESSION. Y'know, making the soft stuff loud and the loud stuff soft.
Taming the Big Wave
Getting Control of Low Frequencies in the Studio and Control Room
Eight Vocal Microphones Tested and Compared
In the market for a microphone? You will likely find this comparative analysis of vocal microphones illuminating.
Whadda Ya Mean, It’s Indistinguishable From Chance?
A pair of articles exploring the difference between knowing something for sure, and dumb luck.
KCUR broadcasts piece on the Kauffman Center Garage
For a series called "Artists in their Own Words," KCUR's Laura Spencer met up with composer David Moulton and artist Lajos Héder during the installation.
Bang & Olufsen wins major car sound system award
The Bang & Olufsen in-car entertainment system fitted to the Audi A8 has been voted the world’s best sound system. II
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“From Exile to Exaltation” wins 2006 Independent Music Awards for Best Gospel Song
Two of Dave's surround mixes were nominated for the Independent Music Awards, one wins!
Sensible Sound on the BL5
"demonstrably the finest loudspeaker system designed and manufactured thus far."
Audi debuts B&O automotive sound system
The Advanced Sound System, incorporating Sausalito Audio Works' ALT lenses, was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show.