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We’re Listening…

and Looking at the Hot New Design of Seattle’s KUOW… From Howard Stern’s celebrity strippers to Dr. Laura’s stringent moral codes, talk radio easily runs to the outrageous. Somewhere in the middle of the ratings-grabbing gimmicks, news,... read more…

It’s Your Facility

I’m having a tough day. I’ve spent the entire morning on the phone with studio owners who are a little confused about how to go about designing a facility. One client wants construction plans by the end of the month. She just can’t decide whether her... read more…

The More Things Change

The other day I got a call from a writer for a trade publication who was polling several “famous name” studio designers about industry trends. As is often the case, the writer was looking for “the changes at the cutting edge”, hoping to lock... read more…

Renovating an Existing Studio

When it comes to renovations, some studio owners are constantly tinkering — adding a little more fiberglass here, a little more sheetrock there — so that their facilities have not so much a design as an evolutionary history. Other owners shudder to think... read more…

Acoustics Alleviate Sound Problems

Recent news articles (1) indicate a trend in classrooms that many acousticians find disturbing: Elementary school teachers are being given sound reinforcement systems. On the surface this may seem like a worthy idea, and studies do show that students learn better when... read more…

Lakewood Chooses RBDG, Euphonix

Compaq Center, perhaps best known as the onetime home of the Houston Rockets basketball team, has changed ownership and undergone an extensive renovation resulting in the new Central Campus for Lakewood Church. The facility’s original playing surface has been... read more…

NFL FILMS PRESENTS!

Forget for a moment that it’s football. You’d be hard-pressed to name any single facility outside of Hollywood that offers as wide a range of audio services as NFL Films: music composition, scoring, editing, mixing, location recording, dialog cleanup,... read more…

View From The Top: Sound By Design

Specializing in acoustical and architectural design for recording, broadcast and entertainment facilities throughout the country, the Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG), located near Dallas, has established a reputation as one of the top teams of problem-solvers in the... read more…

Designing Recording Spaces for Churches

For many years churches have been recording their worship services, and have installed audio and videocassette reproduction equipment in their facilities. But as more and more houses of worship expand their production capabilities in terms of audio and video, many... read more…

A “How Not To” Guide for Radio Facility Design

Whether you’re upgrading existing studios or building a new radio facility from the ground up, facility design and construction can be a daunting task. The best way to turn a project into a lengthy and costly nightmare is to ignore some of the common pitfalls.... read more…

Taking the First Steps in the Design Process

At Russ Berger Design Group, we take a personal interest in our client’s projects. Oftentimes, inadvertently, our clients will make it hard for us to help them see where they’re going. Just as it’s true that you don’t get an instruction manual... read more…

Time to Redesign?

Assessing the Need to Upgrade a Facility If you’re a facility owner, you’re probably familiar (perhaps more than you’d like) with the experience of looking around your current studios and suddenly realizing, “I’ve got to do something... read more…

KUOW Uses RBDG

Texas design firm and University of Washington collaborate on KUOW   The University of Washington has recently christened the school’s new radio station facility KUOW. Now located off campus, KUOW looked to the Russ Berger Design Group for guidance in... read more…

Russ Berger: Full Service, Texas-Style

Russ Berger’s design philosophy, developed during 30 years of experience in the audio industry, is based on the theory that the perfect acoustic space is the one that’s appropriate for the needs of the people who use it. That human touch has served him... read more…

Storm Shelter

The game begins as soon as employees step into ION Storm’s Dallas headquarters, designed by Russ Berger Design Group ION Storm, a video game developer, began in 1997 with a brainstorming of ideas among three designers in their 30s. Tom Hall, John Romero and... read more…

Russ Berger Designs NFL Films New Headquarters

(Courtesy of Surround Professional – July 1999) An architectural and acoustical design firm, Russ Berger Design Group has been commissioned by NFL Films to design their new world headquarters. The new facility will be designed to meet growing production needs of... read more…

Who’s Listening?

How Many Speakers, and Where Do We Put Them? A current project here at Russ Berger Design Group underscores a situation faced by anyone planning new or upgraded rooms for surround audio production. This project includes fifty technical spaces with 5.1 surround... read more…

Nashville Public Radio: A facility worthy of Music City

Nashville probably boasts more people in the music business per capita than any other place on earth. For such a demanding, discerning audience, public radio has to be at least a cut above – from design to performance. So when WPLN-FM’s board of directors... read more…

MasterMix: A Dream Come True

When Hank Williams decided to expand and build an all-new MasterMix in Nashville, he was aware of all the uncertainties associated with being a studio owner in the late ’90s. New technologies. New formats. New delivery systems. New business. New competition. So,... read more…

MasterMix: A Dream Come True

Building a new facility from the ground up is the dream of many an engineer, and mastering engineers are certainly no exception. Jim Jordan shares such a dream with us. A fixture on Division Street for nearly 15 years, Nashville’s MasterMix is one of a handful... read more…

Dallas Ion Storm by Russ Berger Design Group

Sophisticated and somewhat whimsical with barely a hint of its high-tech production capabilities, the new ION Storm corporate headquarters in Dallas is a most fitting home for the dedicated creators of irresistible computer games. Russ Berger Design Group, which... read more…

The Nashville Network

Though The Nashville Network may be best known for its affiliation with country music and The Grand Ole Opry, there’s a whole lot more going down at TNN than just line dancing and guitar pickin’. The facility has done audio/video production and... read more…

Exposing Acoustical Myths

A Collection of Time-Honored Misconceptions Acoustics can be a mysterious science sometimes. Logarithmic addition just doesn’t come naturally to most of us, and the concepts of sound absorption vs. sound transmission, reflections vs. room modes, and... read more…

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