Researching sound dampening techniques for better acoustics in your studio? Search no further. Every sound engineer, producer, and musician knows the importance of acoustics in a studio. No one wants that annoying echo in their recordings. Instead of paying for a plethora of acoustic panels, install stretch fabric to achieve that perfect sound you’ve been searching for.
Benefits of using stretch fabric systems in your studio
- Sounds generated are properly absorbed.
- Reduce reverberation, take up to 6 seconds off the reverberation rate.
- Even diffusion of sound vibration in the air blocks.
- Many color options to choose from.
- Use custom designs to personalize your studio.
- Stretch fabrics can also accommodate backlighting to create that aesthetic ambiance.
Where should you put the stretch fabric in your studio?
When it comes to placement of your stretch fabric system there are practically no limitations. You can use them to cover your ceilings and walls and can even suspend them from the ceilings. Anywhere you need to dampen access noise in your studio stretch fabric systems can solve it. Leave the logistics to us!
The prepwork for setting up an acoustic stretch fabric system for your studio
The first step is to assess the sonic environment of the room. To evaluate the state of the room, you need to look at the building’s acoustic insulation and acoustic absorption. To do this you have to look at the materials used in construction, the partitions in your building, the furniture, and the windows. This allows you to calculate the acoustic absorption coefficient, which is calculated from the number of sound waves coming into contact with a material. The highest this can be is 1.00, which means 100% sound absorption. You’re aiming to make an acoustic absorption coefficient of 0.75 or greater to maximize sound absorption and minimize reverberation. You don’t have to worry about doing this though, we will take care of this for you! To learn more about the installation process for stretch fabric systems, check out our blog, How Is Stretch Fabric Installed.
What fabric systems to use for your acoustic studio stretch fabric system
There are many options out there to choose from however, we have come to love Clipso and Novawall for their quality and ease of installation. Here are some of their acoustic stretch fabric options they offer.
- Clipso So Acoustic – Colorful acoustic ceiling
- Clipso So Acoustic – Baffle
- Clipso So Divasound – Sound diffuser
- Clipso So Aero – Frames
- Clipso So Aero – So AeroSilent
- Clipso So Aero – So AeroSilent & Light
- Clipso Arawn
- Novawall – Novaform
- Novawall – Wall
- Novawall – Ceiling
- Novawall – Clouds
- Novawall – Art
- Novawall – Novaspan
Creative ideas for your studio stretch fabric design
Here are some innovative designs to get your creative juices flowing!