About Us

Who are we? We're fanatics about acoustic spaces. Just like you.

Our Story

Our founder, Mike Lizarraga, is a lifelong musician. Having grown up in Dallas, he moved to Los Angeles pursuing the music dream. Fed up with a fruitless hunt for recording space in 2010, he built his own sound panels for a makeshift studio. You gotta do what you gotta do, right? Albums don’t record themselves.

Realizing how much of an improvement those simple, fateful panels made, he went down the rabbit hole. Happily.

Days and nights spent researching the technical aspects of acoustics and sound control paid off. Panel after panel, the design and quality improved. The right fabrics for the right sound. The best insulation for perfect absorption. Conjuring up images of a mad scientist yet? Perfect.

After rigorous testing with fellow musicians, he put a price tag on them and published ads on the most prestigious platform he could afford: Craigslist. Business took off. He couldn’t keep panels in the storage unit (you read that right) for more than a few days. It was time to expand.

Building a team, he launched LA Sound Panels and moved beyond building the perfect panel. It quickly became about crafting acoustically immaculate spaces where panels complemented and worked together with the room itself.

The honed, technical prowess of evaluating a room and combining it with top-quality panels turned that fledgling company into one of the premier acoustic sound solutions providers in California. Over the years that followed, celebrities, major recording artists, major film score engineers, and industry experts came to experience acoustic excellence through sound treatments and custom built studios.

In the midst of that, Mike revisited his original need for studio rental space. The LA Sound Panels team built premium recording and mixing studios in LA for those without the space or budget to build a custom studio.

In 2022, Mike and his family moved back to Texas, settling in Austin. Having already sold and shipped sound panels from LA to Austin for years, he launched Better Sound Acoustics—and what better headquarters than the live music capital of the world. The vision was big: to offer acoustic products, studio rentals, and full on studio design and construction not only to central Texas, but across the country (and world).

Meanwhile, the rental studios in LA booked up fast. Too fast. And real estate in LA is expensive (who knew?). What wasn’t being filled up, however, was the parking lot of the studios. Enter a stroke of genius.

We bought a box trailer and put our years of experience into crafting a space inside that’s both functional and comfortable. That trailer booked up. So we bought another one. And another one.

So in 2023, another new chapter started: Mobile Muse Sound Studios. We brought all of our acoustic experience to create a mobile sound studio that competes with the best. We took that blend of acoustic perfection and mobility and made it available anywhere. So wherever you are and whenever you need to be there, you have access to the perfect acoustical workspace.

What’s next? We’re not fortune tellers. But we’ll bet our bottom dollar it has to do with creating amazing acoustic spaces. For you.

Let's get you into the space you deserve.