In our previous post, which happened to also be our inaugural blog post, we took the opportunity to introduce ourselves as a provider of acoustic treatment services in addition to explaining what sets us apart from other such providers in our industry. The long and the short of it is that we are both audiophiles and artists at heart; our mission is to help the world hear sound in its purest form while sacrificing nothing in terms of style. We blend top-line quality with stunning visual appeal in the form of acoustic art panels.
Our goal is to give our customers control in a variety of ways, providing custom acoustic treatments while letting you create your own acoustic art to help your particular vision come to life!
Why Acoustic Treatment In The First Place?
Today’s post will be more big-picture than our previous in that we want to discuss the rationale behind acoustically treating a room in the first place. For our readers who are new to this world and are still figuring out the difference between bass traps and acoustic panels, this post should point you in the right direction. Let’s get going!
Let’s start with why you should care in the first place. Let’s say you are a musician with all the talent in the world, and you just so happen to have access to the best instruments and recording equipment that money can buy. For the sake of argument, let’s say you are also on the verge of recording and then releasing an album that will set the musical world on alight. You’re going to be famous, and it’s going to be amazing.
There’s just one little problem; you’re cash poor and you have no setting in which you can effectively record the aforementioned stunning album. You are left with using your friend’s study because it is at least superior to your basement. The outcome? The long story short is that you can say goodbye to your Grammy.
The setting in which you create sound has a massive effect on the overall quality.
All the talent and the highest quality of instruments in the world don’t mean much if the room in which you record is left acoustically untreated. We’d go so far as to say that acoustically treating a room can make or break the end-product.
Beyond The Studio
Let’s be clear here: acoustic wall panels, bass traps, and diffusers aren’t only for recording studios. We have customers looking to acoustically treat their home theaters for a sharper, truer sound. Others are looking to cut down on the reverb and echo in their conference rooms at the workplace. Others still want to completely revamp the sound quality at their live-music venue.
Live Rooms Vs. Dead Rooms
Whatever the listening environment you have in mind, the point is that acoustically treating a room at the first reflection points will provide you with a dramatically improved overall sound. And while each room is different from the next, the key is to strike an appropriate balance between an overly “live” room and a dead room. The former is what folks in the industry call a room that has too much echo and reverb occurring (due to a surplus of hard, reflective surfaces), whereas the latter is the opposite issue. Hence, covering the entire surface area of a room in acoustic wall panels isn’t always a good idea. The point is to make sure you retain the organic vibrancy of a room while not letting the echoes “muddy’ the listening experience.
Overtone Acoustics has everything you need to find such a balance. What’s more, we afford you the ability to personalize your room with acoustic art panels, as we mentioned above. Keep in mind, however, that if you don’t have a custom image in mind, you can choose from our collection of acoustic art at your convenience.