Acoustic Treatment From Pro Acoustic FoamThe most cost effective way of acoustically treating your room is to use acoustic foam. It is an easy to use and effective way of treating a room. Taking control of the room frequency response whilst recording. Giving a cleaner and more defined result to recording and monitoring. Take away any unwanted results that an untreated room will cause. Record what you want to hear rather than making the best from what you have.
Acoustic Treatment Tiles
One crucial component needed for a good recording studio is the acoustic treatment of the room. Acoustic foam being the most common medium used for this purpose.
Whether your studio is a home recording room or a professional studio, The acoustic treatment of the area will have a large effect on the final recorded results. You may have the best monitoring and recording equipment money can buy. However unless the room is acoustically treated you will never get the optimum results from your equipment. Very rarely are rooms ever made with acoustics in mind. This makes the need of pro acoustic foam treatment even more relevant.
Tackling common problems with the use of acoustic treatment
Every room will have its own sound characteristics. Common acoustic problems encountered by sound moving around a room are. Reverberation. Reflections. Flutter echo. Slap echo. Standing waves and modal and frequency response problems. Sound waves will encounter the effects of various objects and surfaces along with coming into contact with other sound waves. Which may also be traveling around the room. Because of all these conditions the initial sound can change dramatically and so being detrimental to the recording.
Over recent years the use of acoustic foam has been steadily growing. Many people, however still consider acoustic foam as an unnecessary expense in a studio. This is not the case. If used correctly it can make a significant difference to the acoustics of a room. Thus allowing your equipment and instruments to realize their real potential on the recorded output.
In addition to the quality of the recording. Acoustic treatment will also make the working environment more efficient. If the room is not adequately treated reverberation can have a negative effect on not only the recording but also practice sessions. Mixing will be difficult to master. When recording and monitoring, the room itself needs to be a controlled environment. If the room is not controlled, then the room itself tells you what you are hearing. And this effects what you record and monitor. Ideally the room should enhance the recording. As no to detract from the final results. Being in control of this will help tremendously. Giving you the options to allow some ‘liveness’ where and when it is needed. By adding or removing acoustic treatment in the room.
A totally untreated room will probably be very reflective. The absence of any surfaces in the room where sound waves are absorbed will lead to poor recording results. As the room is uncontrolled. The addition of acoustic foam tiles and bass traps will enable you to alter the ‘liveness’ of the room. Giving you control of how the sound responds within the room. The good use of acoustic treatment will enable you to tell if what you are recording. Mixing. Editing or monitoring is what you want.
You can create the room response you want. By the use of the acoustic treatment. You will be able to record and monitor with more accuracy, adapting the room to the sound you want. And adjusting the liveness or keeping the sound dead depending on your needs.
Working in an acoustically treated environment is much more fulfilling. By elevating problems you may have struggled with. Being at ease and comfortable within your recording studio as in all workplaces. Will in turn encourage you to work better. Hopefully enhancing your creativity and productivity along the way.
Although there are other acoustic treatment products which deal with many other acoustic issues. Acoustic foam tiles primarily deal with the problems of high and mid frequencies. Low frequencies can also can be absorbed and tightened up. Lower end frequencies are harder to deal with than mid and high frequencies. Dealing with them is done more by diffusers which are expensive. Low end build up in the corners of a room is a typical problem. With the installation of acoustic foam corner bass traps this build up of low frequencies can be reduced. Allowing a more controlled bass response in the room and again enhancing the end recordings.
All the Pro Acoustic range of acoustic treatment products are independently tested.
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