Acoustic foam is an essential element for any room in which music is to be recorded, rehearsed, mixed, or edited. The amount of coverage required varies depending on the type of room and the purpose of the space.
In control rooms, where the room needs to be free of distortion, the main areas around the mixing desk require the most coverage of bass traps and acoustic tiles. Acoustic foam may also be required on the rear wall depending on the size of the room.
In live rooms, sound waves must be controlled while maintaining a natural feel. Usually, this requires between 20% and 40% coverage of acoustic foam, including the installation of both bass trapping and acoustic tiles. The use of a live room can vary greatly depending on the genre of music being recorded, so effective acoustic tiles and bass traps are essential for achieving the best results.
In vocal booths, acoustic tiles are the only requirement. The amount of coverage required depends on how "dead" the space needs to be. For music recordings, about 50% coverage of acoustic foam is required, while voiceovers require heavier coverage for a tighter recording. However, 100% acoustic tiles are never required in any room. Some reflective surfaces are necessary to prevent recordings from sounding unnatural and claustrophobic. During mixdowns, reverb may need to be added to give recordings air and make them sound natural if there is too much coverage .
At Advanced Acoustics, we recognize the importance of acoustic foam to achieve best possible sound quality. Browse our store or contact us today to learn more about our acoustic foam solutions and how we can help you achieve the best possible sound quality in your recording, rehearsal, mixing, or editing space.
Acoustic treatment is crucial for controlling the liveliness of a room and improving the response of the room. Without treatment, the results of recordings can be out of control and negatively affected by the room's reflective surfaces. Acoustic treatment is necessary to accurately record, edit, mix, or monitor sound.
While acoustic tiles can absorb mid and high-end frequencies, low-end frequencies require more mass to absorb effectively. This is why the installation of effective bass traps is crucial for treating low-end frequencies. The most common placement for bass traps is in the corners because low-end frequencies tend to congregate there. Sound can be much louder in a corner than in any other part of the room, so bass traps are essential for controlling the room's response.
Standard bass traps are typically 12" wide and are very effective. However, they cannot absorb extremely low frequencies effectively. Advanced Acoustics has introduced the MAXXX Bass Trap, which has a width of 24" to create a larger area for low and very low frequencies to be trapped effectively.
At Advanced Acoustics, we understand the importance of treating all frequencies in a room to achieve the best possible sound quality. We offer a range of acoustic foam solutions, including bass traps, acoustic tiles, and more, to suit any room and any purpose. Contact us today to learn more about our acoustic treatment solutions and how we can help you achieve the best possible sound quality in your recording, rehearsal, mixing, or editing space.
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