SIA Acoustics

  • Home
  • SIA Acoustics

SIA Acoustics Acoustical Consultants The SIA Acoustics team works to address sound critical concerns of both new or existing facilities by collaborating with architects, facility owners, operators, integrators, and manufacturers.

We offer an independent perspective that best addresses the client's priorities and program needs.

Operating as usual

We are honored to share the news that Sam Berkow is being given the Lifetime Achievement AUDIO INNOVATOR AWARD at the Pa...
06/09/2021
David Bernstein, Peter Morse and Sam Berkow to Receive Parnelli Honors for Career Achievement at 20th Annual Show

We are honored to share the news that Sam Berkow is being given the Lifetime Achievement AUDIO INNOVATOR AWARD at the Parnelli Awards in January 2022!

From Sam: This is particularly wonderful as I feel way too young for a lifetime achievement award, and I still have LOTS I want to do in Audio and Acoustics.

Of course, I am always in debt to the great people I get to work with… and those that have the desire to; design, build, operate and maintain world-class performance and recording spaces.

The Parnelli Awards are being given in January as part of NAMM. If you are headed to Anaheim in January, let's celebrate there!

You can learn more about the Parnelli Awards and see the 'official' announcement here:

https://parnelliawards.com/news/david-bernstein-peter-morse-and-sam-berkow-to-receive-parnelli-honors-for-career-achievement-at-20th-annual-show/


As always, HAVE FUN! --

Sam Berkow
Principal
SIA Acoustics – A division of RDA

LAS VEGAS – The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that this year’s Parnelli honorees for career achievement are David Bernstein of Rock-it Cargo (Lifetime Achievement Award); Peter Morse, who has provided innovative lighting designs for some of the biggest most successful tours in live mu...

06/08/2021
Part 2 of my interview with Ken Berger has been posted.  We tried to make a rather geeky topic (the development of the S...
21/04/2021
Sam Berkow Dialogues – Part 2 – Sam & Ken talk about developing Smaart FFT Analyser

Part 2 of my interview with Ken Berger has been posted. We tried to make a rather geeky topic (the development of the Smaart acoustic measurement system), both FUN & INFORMATIVE.

You can access this video on Ken’s Youtube channel: ABOUTPROSOUND

I hope some of Ken’s ‘creative’ graphics make you laugh!!!

Sam.

https://youtu.be/9l0wDDO_ibo

Sam Berkow Dialogues – Part 2 – Sam & Ken talk about developing Smaart FFT Analyser Sam Berkow is a legend in the Pro Audio industry with extensive audio mea...

19/06/2019

Pier 17 in NYC is a wonderful outdoor music venue! But it took a huge effort to come up with a way to control sound dispersion... allowing the facility to operate without disturbing neighbors. At SIA Acoustics, we are extremely proud to have been part of the Pier 17 design team!

We are thrilled to announce our acquisition to Robert Derector Associates (RDA), and are honored to add our acoustical d...
25/09/2018

We are thrilled to announce our acquisition to Robert Derector Associates (RDA), and are honored to add our acoustical design and consulting services to their full service MEP engineering firm! They've been in business for 38 years and have an outstanding portfolio, including Condé Nast, Cadillac, NHL, Time Inc., Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. Read our official announcement on http://www.siaacoustics.com! Their announcement can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y7cncajo.

We are thrilled to announce our acquisition to Robert Derector Associates (RDA), and are honored to add our acoustical design and consulting services to their full service MEP engineering firm! They've been in business for 38 years and have an outstanding portfolio, including Condé Nast, Cadillac, NHL, Time Inc., Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. Read our official announcement on http://www.siaacoustics.com! Their announcement can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y7cncajo.

TEC Award voting is now open! Our very own @Sam Berkow was nominated in the Creative Achievement category for best Studi...
19/11/2017
Boulder studio marks first year with NAMM TEC Award nomination | Airshow Mastering

TEC Award voting is now open! Our very own @Sam Berkow was nominated in the Creative Achievement category for best Studio Design Project: Airshow Mastering.

Sam’s (and SIA Acoustic's) 15-year partnership with @David Glasser at @airshowinc is built on a shared understanding of tone and workflow, and common musical sensibility. It’s the basis for what makes this nominated studio special.

Check it out here: https://airshowmastering.com/namm-tec-boulder/ and please consider voting for us!
#NAMMShow #TECAwards

The Pearl at the Palms is a wonderful room to attend a show - the sound & feel are intimate, powerful, & impactful! 2600...
09/02/2017

The Pearl at the Palms is a wonderful room to attend a show - the sound & feel are intimate, powerful, & impactful! 2600 CHOICE Seats! At SIA Acoustics we were honored to work with Bill Murry and his team at Peiffer, as well as H.C. Rowe, Zoe Thrall and the folks at the Palms to help create this wonderful music venue.

One of the 'perks' of acoustical design is that we get to work with so many great engineers, producers and musicians.  W...
02/02/2017

One of the 'perks' of acoustical design is that we get to work with so many great engineers, producers and musicians. We were thrilled when the phone rang, and We were asked to help Bruce Botnick with his One-Eye studio in Ojai Ca.

Bruce has had an amazing carrer engineering and producing for The Doors, Barry Manilow and many many others. He also has worked, and continues working in TV sound, Film Sound and more recently large scale orchestral recordings for Game Sounds.

We renovated One_Eye to improve the accuracy of the room, particularly in the low end (always a challenge). Working with Bruce, who has an amazing ear and sharpe wit was a thrill! Here are some pics from this project.

Airshow Mastering Takoma Park built a new facility, with two mastering rooms, the first Tracking Room/Control Room in an...
02/02/2017

Airshow Mastering Takoma Park built a new facility, with two mastering rooms, the first Tracking Room/Control Room in an Airshow Facility and a production edit suite.

Cheif Engineer and owner Charlie Piltzer used Mastering A for his mastering work but also tracks in the Control A.

Allyworld is the expansion of Airshow Mastering Takoma Park's studio facility.  Designed as both a tracking room and a s...
02/02/2017

Allyworld is the expansion of Airshow Mastering Takoma Park's studio facility. Designed as both a tracking room and a small performance space. Allyworld has an isoBooth and direct access to the Recording Control Room. An STC 63 triple pane glass slider seperates or combines AllyWorld with the orginal tracking room.

Owned and Operated by Charlie Piltzer, AllyWorld is named in loving memory of his sister Ally.

In the fall of 2017 Airshow Mastering closed their longtime multi- studio complex just outside Boulder and moved to a ne...
02/02/2017

In the fall of 2017 Airshow Mastering closed their longtime multi- studio complex just outside Boulder and moved to a new, smaller facility higher in the mountains above Boulder Colorado.

David Glasser is using this facility to master a wide range of music, from Jam Bands, to BlueGrass, Jazz, Rock and yes the music and movies of The Good Old Grateful Dead. Working with Anna Frick and Managed by Ann Blonston, Airshow Boulder is one of the nations finest Mastering Facilities.

SIA Acoustics is extremely proud to have served as the Studio Designer of Airshow Mastering (both east and west) for the past 12 years. David Glasser and Charlie Piltzer run amazing facilities and help create some wonderful music!

eTown Hall in Boulder, Colorado is home to the eTown Radio Show.  Built in an old church, eTown Hall houses a 220 seat (...
02/02/2017

eTown Hall in Boulder, Colorado is home to the eTown Radio Show. Built in an old church, eTown Hall houses a 220 seat (solar powered) performance space, a world class recording studio, three post production rooms, the eTown office and a community gathering space. eTown's motto is MUSIC, COMMUNITY & IDEAS.

Designed by Nick Forster of eTown, Jim Walker (formerly of W/L Architects), and Sam Berkow & the team at SIA Acoustics, eTown hall reflects the commitment to community, sustainability and great music that eTown has championed for the past 25 years!

eTown Hall is a wonderful place to hear; an eTown Radio Broadcast, a concert or a community event! If you get to Boulder, stop in and say hi!

The SFJazz Center in San Francisco presents a wide range of musical styles in a home designed for intimate performances ...
01/02/2017

The SFJazz Center in San Francisco presents a wide range of musical styles in a home designed for intimate performances and listening. Designed with both performers and audiences in mind and programmed to thrill a wide range of audiences, SFJAZZ is an amazing space to play or listen.

Two spaces, the larger Miner Hall and the 70 seat Henderson Lab both provide amazing concert settings! At SIA Acoustics we are proud to have contributed to the design of this hall (acoustics and sound system)

Its a 1500 Seat Concert Venue! Its a Bowling Ally!  Its a great place to eat, drink and play!.... Its Brooklyn Bowl Las ...
01/02/2017

Its a 1500 Seat Concert Venue! Its a Bowling Ally! Its a great place to eat, drink and play!.... Its Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. SIA Acoustics is very proud to have been a part of the BBLV design team addressing the acoustics and sound system for the venue. Using broad band and low Frequency absorption, a wonderful sound system featuring cardiod subwoofers, BBLV provides impactful, tonally balanced sound to every concert go-er!
Its simple, the place ROCKS!

Three design challenges, one elegant solution:1) Six structural columns pass through our box-in-box isolation envelope, ...
31/01/2017

Three design challenges, one elegant solution:
1) Six structural columns pass through our box-in-box isolation envelope, straight through a floated concrete slab and spanned ceiling.
2) The room is too wide for a full ceiling span.
3) The ceiling must support extremely heavy loads hanging from hooks.

Our solution: Box out the columns with structural pieces that support a crossbeam in the ceiling. The span length is cut in half, heavy loads can be hung from the crossbeam, and the structural columns don't compromise our isolation envelope.
The whole thing will look awesome when the columns are exposed behind isolating glass.

Check out these pictures mid-construction:

Address


Close to the Bryant Park BDFM and 7 stop

Telephone

(212) 387-9105

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when SIA Acoustics posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to SIA Acoustics:

Videos

Comments

In collaboration with SIA Acoustics -a division of RDA, Brooklyn Bowl in Philadelphia opened yesterday!
Hear what Sam Berkow, Founder and Lead Designer of SIA Acoustics, a Division of Robert Derector Associates, thoughts on the Milwaukee’s Summerfest Amphitheater project. https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/live/raising-the-roof-and-expectations-at-summerfest