How an Acoustic Consultant Can Help You
If you are planning to construct an auditorium, studio or even a home cinema, it is important that you pay attention not just to the comfort and general convenience of the layout but also to the way that sound will interact with the room and impact the listening experience of those present. Not all rooms are designed for great sound quality. They often produce too much background noise which results in the sound you are trying to hear getting lost or becoming unintelligible among the general noise level. If you believe your space could have these problems, then working with an acoustic consultant would be a good decision.
What's the solution?
Your acoustic consultant will tell you that if you are trying to minimize background noise, one of the most effective solutions is the use of acoustic panelling products. Acoustic panels are designed with the ability to absorb sound waves across the frequency range and prevent background noise interfering with the enjoyment of your studio or home cinema.
What acoustic panelling products are available?
In some ways purchasing acoustic panels is an easy decision to make. The harder decision is to determine which panels would be the most appropriate choice for your location. You can normally purchase at least three types of acoustic panels to fit on either your wall or ceiling. In most cases, wall-mounted panels are the best option, but talk to your supplier to see if ceiling mounted panels would be more effective in your location. You will need to decide between the following options:
- Fabric acoustic panels
- Wood acoustic panels
- Clouds and baffles
Fabric acoustic panels are considered to be the best choice when you want to to absorb higher frequencies, while a wooden acoustic panel would be a great choice if you are looking for low frequency performance. If your building has a high roofline, then acoustic clouds suspending from the ceiling are a great way to improve the sound quality in the room.
Beyond the material
No matter which material you choose for your acoustic panels, you will need to talk to an acoustic consultant to determine the area of wall that you should be covering with panels and the thickness of the insulation that will be needed. Your consultant will be able to advise you on the amount of panelling you need and where it should be placed to achieve the desired effect.