Archive for category Absorption

Sonora® Panel – Church Installation!

What can you say about the tremendous benefits of acoustical panels for churches that hasn’t already been said?

Here are a few pictures from another fantastic installation.


These Sonora® Wall Panels were specified by Cameron Girard in our technical sales department.

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Rendering vs. Reality

3D Rendering

Final Installation

Here’s a nice example of a 3D rendering vs. real life. This 3D model was created by our acoustic analyst, Cameron Girard, for one of our church clients. We think the final results turned out fantastic!

Sonora® Acoustical Wall Panels are always a great choice where excessive reverb and diminished speech intelligibility are an issue.

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Bonus Room to Project Studio! Nick Lane Mastering

Nick Lane, an independent audio engineer whose credits include Rascal Flatts and Reba McEntire, contacted Acoustics First® seeking help with his project studio. This process would convert the bonus room in his house (a second floor space above his garage) into a Project Studio.

Nick Lane Bonus Room - Before

After receiving some measurements and photos, we went to work designing a layout for the space.

Nick Lane Visualization 1 Nick Lane Visualization 2

Placement of panels and ceiling clouds were optimized to reduce early reflections and trap bass, and a combination of Model D’s and C’S were used to widen the “sweet spot” of his room.

Nick Lane - After

“Sounds really good!….. High end is sooo much less harsh…… walking around the room, the low-end doesn’t disappear in places anymore” – Nick Lane

Nick Lane Panorama

 

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StratiQuilt™ Before and After – Graveyard Carz!

AcousticsFirstFor our first post of 2017, we thought we’d share this video produced by our friends at Graveyard Carz! When the reality show had noise issues with their compressors while filming, they solved the problem by using Stratiquilt™ Acoustic Blankets from Acoustics First®. This video shows a before and after comparison and is a great example of the practical application of these industrial sound control blankets.

Enjoy!

StratiQuilt™ Before and After – Graveyard Carz! from Acoustics First®.

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Simulations! Now in stereo – and with absorption!

AcousticsFirstYou heard right – with both ears! (or Eyes?)

The Acoustics First® simulations took a huge leap forward toward more accurately modeling real world acoustic environments in two important areas.

  • Ability to simulate Two sources (Now in Stereo!)
  • Modeling Absorption to strategically remove energy from a space!

These two additions to the Acoustics First® simulations allow a vast improvement to the modeling of acoustic field development – and, while still in the early development stages, has already been instrumental in advancing the development of systems and products to improve acoustics in numerous ways.

See for yourself:  In this most recent simulation, we compare the development of the acoustic field in two spaces with identical stereo sources – one room is basically a concrete box, while the other is a concrete box treated with absorbers and diffusers.


Untreated vs. Full Treatment Room Sim (Two Channel – With Absorption and Diffusion!) from Acoustics First®.

Important Observations:

  • Absorbers at early reflection points (Note Early reflection in First room)
  • Diffusers breaking up specular reflections
  • Absorbers constantly removing energy from the space – greatly reducing the overall intensity over the span of the simulation.
  • This simulation is only modeling .046 of a second!

We hope you find this informative and stimulating and we will continue future developments of these simulations and try to add more functionality and realism to help all those out there to better be able to visualize the different ways you can affect the acoustics of a space.

For some of our previous Simulations – Click Here!

For our Vimeo Channel – Click Here!
Contact Acoustics First® for a high bitrate, presentation quality version of the videos – as well as permission and terms of use.

 

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