Improve Your Recording Studio with Sound Treatment
Recording studios are built not only to isolate sound and noise from entering and exiting, but also to create a sonic atmosphere where the music being recorded or mixed can be heard clear and true. Sound waves exist at different frequencies, bounce and reflect off surroundings, and some even pass through them. Because of this, every item in a room, the materials it was built with, and even the room’s shape can have an impact on how sound and music is perceived. Reverberation and distorted sound can be reflected around a space, with high and low frequencies able to be absorbed or diffused at different rates, also impacting how music is heard.
Correctly implemented acoustic treatment is the solution to this issue in studios, whether they were built for professional recordings, or home studios for those passionate about their music. For individuals looking to improve these, or any other type of sound space, custom foam is a material that can help clarify sound and music. Acoustical wall tiles are produced in multitudes of colors and design patterns, from eggcrate, to complex patterns like wedges, pyramids, waves, and more. These help diffuse high and middle frequencies from reflecting around a sound space.
Bass absorbers like foam blocks, when placed in the corners of rooms, can work on lower frequency issues while broadband absorbers and studio columns can help with middle frequencies that are negatively impacting a space. There are even foam supplies that can be used in the construction of studios, from drop ceiling tiles or sound barriers for the ceiling of rooms, to closed-cell foam that can decouple a room from the rest of a building as a floating floor for a “room within a room” construction for ultimate sound isolation.