Category Archives for "Music & Acoustic Treatment"

Effective Soundproofing for Music Studios: Advanced Techniques for Optimal Sound Quality and Acoustics

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Music studios are the sanctuaries where musicians create, innovate, and craft masterpieces that transcend time. Achieving the perfect sound quality in a music studio is paramount, and it all begins with effective soundproofing. Unwanted noise from outside sources and sound reflections can hinder the acoustics of a studio, leading to a subpar listening experience.  We […]

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Best Microphone Isolation Shield and Reflection Filters 2024

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Using a home studio for your recordings may sound like a great thing. However, it presents a challenge when it comes to achieving the best sounds.

The main reason for this is because home studios are not usually designed by audio engineers. This means that a couple of factors are not usually considered when building the home studio.

Reducing the level of noise in your home studio is important. One of the ways through which you can achieve this is by using a microphone isolation shield.

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Do Noise Canceling Headphones Protect Hearing?

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If you’re an avid music listener like me, you must know how important it is to have a quality pair of headphones. The difference between listening to music with and without headphones is simply incomparable.

Once I’d gotten myself a lovely quality pair of headphones, I was shocked to find out just how different certain songs sound when you listen to them on headphones that are actually of very high quality.

I could hear these subtle nuances in the sounds and instruments that I wasn’t able to hear before, and keep in mind that these were songs that I’d listened to many, many times before and I knew most of them by heart.

Also, before I’d gotten into soundproofing, headphones always used to be my go-to solution when there was too much of external noise bothering me. I’d just put on some music and try to focus on it and ignore the annoying sounds around me.

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13 Best Sound Absorbing Materials to Improve the Acoustics in Your Room

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These days a lot of people have the need to install sound absorption products whether in their house or office or somewhere else. They keep asking me what materials are the most effective for certain situation, and how can you distinguish them.

But why is all of this insignificant? Why would you ever need this?

First of all, the installation of sound absorbing product can contribute to suitable acoustic environment within a space, which is, you could agree, an enjoyable place to be in.

Also, sound absorption is a desirable, or even necessary, solution for schools, sports halls, recording studios, lecture auditoriums, theatres, cinemas, or concert venues.

Therefore, you can find sound absorption anywhere. Since they are so widely used, you should know what types of materials are there and how you can distinguish them.

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Hanging Acoustic Panels: What Are Your Options?

Corner Bass Traps: How to Mount Bass Traps

How many times have you been in a situation where you wanted to leave the theatre in the middle of a play just because you couldn’t hear and understand what the actors were saying?

Or, have you ever wanted to leave a romantic dinner with your darling just because you couldn’t exchange the glances and sweet words due to the unbearable noise from the other guests?

The noise is an extremely annoying factor anywhere it occurs, not to mention how unhealthy it is.

Luckily, there is a solution to this problem.

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Acoustic Ceiling: All You Need to Know

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Acoustic ceiling is the formal name for what is commonly known as a popcorn ceiling. These are ceiling tiles that have a paint-on or spray-on treatment that makes them extremely elegant.

They can be used in the living room, bedrooms and hallways, because of their bright and whitish appearance which has the ability to hide imperfections. Their finishing is also very smooth and has higher durability, plus they are easy to clean.

They are largely being used in construction today, due to their aesthetic purposes, and also the advances in technology has caused them to offer a wide variety of benefits such as improving the acoustics in the room and reducing the noise levels.

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Acoustic Clouds: Reduce Noise and Beautify Your Ceiling

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Acoustic ceiling clouds are designed to reduce reflective sound effectively within a large and open environment.

They also delineate the space and offer a more appealing look.

This is because they are extremely stylish and have soft lined shapes that are suspended horizontally from the ceilings, and give the area an acoustical appearance.

Acoustic cloud ceilings give a modern appearance to an old building and the also reduce the reverberated noise from the building.

They can be used in residential areas as well, if you happen to have noisy neighbors.

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Best Bass Traps 2024: Reviews and Buying Guide

How to Make Bass Traps: A Step-By-Step DIY Guide

Every musician knows that having the sound completely under control is of vital importance. As a matter of fact, we all do have that feeling of calmness when there aren’t any annoying sounds. When it comes to a recording studio, the most common problem is dealing with low frequencies. They are the hardest one to tame.

However, a lot has been done in this field, so now you have so many ways to fix this issue. We have bass traps as a “first line of defense”. There are many different types available, with various sizes and of various materials.

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How to Make Bass Traps: A Step-By-Step DIY Guide

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What does it take to be successful in recording and mixing? Talent, in the first place, and as best equipment as there can be, one would say. Don’t forget an acoustically perfect room! But, is there such a thing?

The answer to this question for sure is not a simple one. Have you heard of bass traps? It’s a kind of secret ingredient when it comes to reaching the abovementioned perfection. My mission is here is to help you learn more on bass traps. Moreover, I’ll show you an amazing cost-effective solution.

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Auralex Bass Traps Review: Do They Really Work?

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Sometimes taming a bass in a room looks like taming the wildest and the most disobedient animal!

At least my teenager told me so. You already know he’s into music, so I’ve learned a lot from him. When he told me that picturesque thing about taming bass, I made a small research to see what he meant by that.

I came across lots of information on how people deal with low-frequency problems because they’re indeed an issue for all musicians.

I also came across many positive opinions on Auralex products which are very useful and successful in dealing with this problem.

So, let us see what is Auralex, which products does it have to offer us and more.

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