Recording Studio Acoustics

Recording Studio, Control Rooms and Sound Room                                      A   c   o   u   s   t   i   c   s   The recording studio acoustics and control rooms need to consider both the sound proofing aspects of the room and the interior sound quality of the room. A properly sound proofed recording studio acoustics room ensure that sounds from outside the rooms do not entre the space.  This can be accomplished by having solid insulated wall partitions which extend up to the structure above, ventilation systems to be properly treated so sound does not travel through the ducts, properly sealed solid core doors and check for any air leaks. Once this is completed, the interior acoustic treatment can be considered. Interior surface finishes will determine how the room will behave as a listening space for music and broadcasting quality.  Acoustic treatment needs to be installed in the appropriate amount so it is not to dead or to lively and at the correct locations to control the sound level. Recording studio acoustics radio control room In this recording studio acoustics radio control room, the area has carpeted floors and acoustic fiberglass ceiling tile to absorb part of the interior sound.  To balance and control sound for broadcasting, a 4’ wide horizontal band of 2” thick acoustic panels, with an NRC of 1.00, was installed around the room just above desk level. These acoustic panels will control the sound from reflecting back from the gypsum board walls. The owners of CFWE radio wanted the rooms to look professional and be customized to reflect the essence of the radio station.  Thus our client provided their digital images which were installed on the sound panels. For more information or questions about recording studio acoustics and the sound quality that Acoustic Sound Treatments can provide, please feel free to contact us.   *Click on a image below for a larger...

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Call Centre Acoustic

This call center recently moved to a new causal office space and wanted modern open feel office partitions.  They choose partitions with the glass so the staff was able to see each other and be able to communicate with each other.   Once the call center became operational, they realized that they had a noise problem and the staff had a hard time to talk on the phone. The starting point to improve any workspace acoustics is to understand the clients concerns and requirements for the work space.  After which we consider the room layout, type of hard surfaces and the reverberation time of the area. With this information a special acoustic treatment plan can be developed to improve the acoustic environment and maintain the decor of the office space. In this call center, it is important for the staff to be able to communicate not only with their clients on the phone but also with each other.  Management wanted to have an open airy space.  The three joined areas of this call center had hard wall and ceiling finishes and a window wall.  The floor had a commercial smooth carpet.  With the glass in the partitions and the sound reflective wall and ceiling surfaces, sound bounced around the space and was amplified making it difficult to communicate comfortably with their clients on the phone.  This results in employee fatigue and stress. To control the noise level, the ceiling was the most effective location to install acoustic panels.   As the ceiling was low ceiling, the best acoustic solution was to install flat panels.  To obtain maximum sound absorbency (N.R.C. 1.00) the panels were 2” thick and to provide a cost effective solution they were manufactured in a standard 4’ x 4’ size. The acoustic ceiling panels needed to be placed over the workstations and to be distributed an evenly as possible within the room taking consideration of the location of the lights, sprinklers and any mechanical items. After the installation, the employees were very happy and surprise at the amount of noise reduction within their work environment.  The manager sent us a nice note thanking us for the effective acoustic solution for their call...

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The Mystery of Acoustic Panels

The How and Why of Acoustic Panels? Acoustic panels are specifically designed to dampen echo, reverberation and reduce the amount of reflected sound with the appropriate amount of panels. It is the panel’s core material which captures and converts the unwanted sound into heat energy.  By capturing unwanted sound waves, you will achieve crisper sound clarity. As a result music will sound better, dialogue will be more come intelligible and rooms will be rendered more acoustically user...

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Acoustic Sound Control

Acoustic Sound Control – Trying to Absorb or Block Sound? When considering materials for acoustic sound control in offices, meeting rooms, recording studios home theatres and others interior environments, it needs to be understood that porous materials do not block sound.  A porous material, by definition, has many tiny interconnected voids that sound travels through.  Fiberglass insulation and open cell foam are examples of sound absorbing materials, The sound wave loses its energy through friction between the fibers of the material as it is passing through, thus promoting and allowing acoustic...

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How Sound Works

How sound works best explained with examples If you are in a room where the windows are closed, the door is closed shut and there is weather stripping around the door and at the bottom, you will not notice the sound outside of the room.  If you open the door a small amount, there will be a noticeable difference in the amount of sound coming into the room. 

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