Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews studio designer Hanson Hsu about his career, influences, and world-class studio designs.
- I thought, "Well, what's the hardest thing?" "Build consoles, build (murmuring), build microphones?" It was all fascinating. But it all had a finite point somewhere, whereas, once I had started learning about acoustics, besides the fact that everyone thought it was voodoo-- - Yeah. Cool. - Yeah, everyone still does think it's voodoo, which I don't believe, I don't believe. I believe it's just like music, it's quantifiable, it's mathematical, and it's incredibly creative.
As a young man, Hanson had his heart set on hard science, but ended up falling in love with acoustics: achieving epic sounds in both production studios and live performance spaces. In an effort to marry his technical and creative passions, he founded Delta H Design studio. At DHD, Hanson creates groundbreaking technologies that are redefining the acoustics industry—and what it means to acoustically treat a music studio. In this interview, Bobby and Hanson chat about Hanson's career, influences, and the inspirations for his world-class studio designs.