Orfield Anechoic Chamber
TOURS, MEETINGS, EVENTS
Step into the expansive breadth of Orfield Laboratories Inc., the world's only independent, multi-sensory design research and consulting lab. This 1.5 hour tour of the facility is designed to immerse visitors into the lab's specialty in the sciences of human perception as related to design, the historic Sound 80 Studios (“The World’s First Digital Recording Studio" Guinness, 2004), and the Orfield Anechoic Chamber, which is recognized by Guinness as "The Quietest Place on Earth."
Tour includes a 20-minute session in the Orfield Anechoic Chamber
Cost: $200 per person, with a 2 person minimum per tour (single visitors may be added to existing tours if available).
The Anechoic Experience
This is an opportunity for visitors to experience the Orfield Anechoic Chamber's therapeutic effects during a private, personalized session.
An anechoic chamber is defined as a room that is 99.99% absorbent of sound. Orfield's chamber is an average of - 13dBA, with a global record of -24.9dBA.
Cost: $600.00 per hour
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Meetings and Events
Orfield Labs can accommodate broad meeting and event types that last from a half to a full day, including Corporate, Business, Arts, and Personal. Personalized to an event's needs and preferences, Orfield offers multiple formats, ranging from events facilitated by Orfield's staff, focusing on the lab's specialty in human perception and design, to a rental of the space and ambiance, fully facilitated by the event organizer.
Previous meetings and events have included: Paramount Pictures, Cargill Foundation, Meeting Planners International (MPI), Minnesota Historical Society, Educational Seminars, Birthdays, Conferences, etc.
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.
by Emma G. Orfield Johnston