"Answers he is giving"???? LOL! Thus far he has only documented how his mentors followed a flawed process and ended up with measurements that were not wrong, but which simply could not be directly correlated with one another, and which due to the improper use of non-broadband treatments in direct contradiction to Toole's own stated process!
So now, since his mentors employed a flawed process, he now assumes tht ONLY way to proceed is to do so via his documented mistaken methodology. One wonders what he could do if he only took the time to get OUT of the ditch and learned to perform the process correctly in a manner where you CAN correctly compare the spectrally equivalent reflections???? But apparently we will have to wait for him to read another more comprehensive book.
Funny, our book report boy notes that an ETC run in an already treated room employing various non-broadband treatments is measuring reflections that are effectively EQ'd for spectral content.results in a response where the varying spectral content must be re-weighted in order to be directly compared. Something no one has ever debated, seeing as how we are aware of the proper process that should be employed, but about which he is still stuck in a ditch as his mentor tried this improper process and ran into problems was shocked at the outcome - an outcome which when originally published back in ~1987 was met with a universal yawn by the community already well aware of such a procedural MISTAKE and aware of how a bandwidth limited analysis could indeed be used as a diagnostic tool to evaluate said behavior...
But he fails to address he alternative which properly involves establishing a baseline behavior in an untreated room, and then proceeding to treat using broadband treatments and then verifying the behavior with proof of performance followup measurements.
You see, he is myopically hung up on how to do things incorrectly and assumes that everyone does things incorrectly, as he has set a precedent, not by ever having actually measured anything with his "ETC Meter", but by virtue that he read of his mentor using the erroneous technique and then encountering problems as a result of employing a flawed process.... So he is definitely in touch and a voyeuristic expert with how to do things WRONG.
On the other hand you could ask him for an objective process by which to analyze the specific actual space and for the second time in history listen to silence, just as has happened when he was queried about this in the past! (Heaven forbid that he would ever present a CORRECT way that the tools could be used ) - but then he would have to contradict himself and acknowledge that there is a way to avoid making the same mistakes that his mentor employed to get, not incorrect, but simply misleading results that must be normalized in order to be correctly compared.
You see, this is all a bit complex for someone who has never even seen an "ETC meter", let alone made acoustical measurements in a space, nor actually treated a room based upon the actual awareness of what was happening in the room acoustically. But he does have a book!
Or you could inform him that you are not interested in an amorphous imprecise image, opting for the scenario where Toole himself acknowledges that a more accurate precise image results from the control of early reflections by the employment of broadband treatment..
You COULD try any of the above, but it won't matter, as book report boy is not interested in helping you achieve the response that YOU prefer!
He is simply interested in pushing the one trick pony reflection rich Bose response that he has determined that EVERYONE MUST prefer.
You see, in exercising your free will, you really have NO choice. He is only attempting you to coerce you into freely choosing what is best for you as decided for you by himself, based upon an abstract reference to a survey. And you should feel very ashamed for having the audacity to exercise your own preference and disagreeing like those miscreant professionals dared to do in Blackbird! How dare you disagree!.
After all, he has read A
book and attended A
'class'. How dare you question his authority?
"Anyway, I take this as another
polite "go away" and will do exactly that."
Yeah, like it worked the first time.... "A consummation devoutly to be wished"!