Orfield Labs Anechoic Chamber
Guinness World Record Tours. Orfield Laboratories offers tours of our facility focused on its earlier incarnation as Sound 80 Studios "The World's First Digital Recording Studios" and the later addition of our acoustic labs and our world famous Anechoic Chamber, "The Quietest Place on Earth". These tours run from a one hour minimum and with minimal time in the anechoic chamber. Please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org for our tour information. Our anechioc chamber has been featured on NBC, CBS, BBC, CBC and thousands of other broadcast and print media.
Orfield Laboratories has three options for tours, with different lengths of time in the Chamber for each. Starting at $125.00 per person with a $250.00 minimum. We have Monday - Friday (9-3) reservations only, as available. Orfield Laboratories has recently added a tour to confirm your record time in the chamber. This is The Orfield Challenge. It is $600 per hour, per person, and your credit card will be charged for the time you want to attempt, whether you succeed or not, as the time must be reserved for your attempt. A minimum time for this record challenge is one hour, and additional time is in one hour increments.
Sound 80 Studios
Sound 80 Studios. Sound 80 Studios was founded in 1970 by Herb Pilhofer and Tom Jung, and in 1975, in collaboration with 3M, which had just invented multi-track digital recording, Sound 80 became the "World's First Digital Recording Studio". Some of the artists that recorded at Sound 80 include Bob Dylan, Prince, Cat Stevens, Leo Kotttke, Lips Inc, Flim and the B.B.s, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Dave Brubeck. Sound 80 was a client of Orfield Labs since 1975, and we provided acoustic and lighting consulting for them. In 1990, Steven Orfield bought the studio and moved Orfield Labs into our new research headquarters. In 1995, a large addition was added to create our NIST / NVLAP accredited acoustical lab.