Artistica Ballroom & Dance Studio is a typical dance studio, with high ceilings, wood floor, big glass window at the front of the studio. It had a hollow tone and they wanted it to sound better.
Primacoustic materials were exactly what was called for. It’s one of the go-to product lines for more affordable room treatments. They have standard modules in a wide variety of configurations for ready application. Careful planning and application allowed us to tune this room to optimal performance.
We put 2’ x 4’ Primacoustic panels above the mirrors, applying some of them in a patten, with bass traps in the corners. We used standard panels, but they are available in a printable/paintable finish as well. A special acoustic damping material went above the ceiling tiles so that the sound didn’t go through the tiles, hit the metal roof, and reflect back down. We wanted to kill that noise when it went up.
When we were done, the system sounded great. The studio didn’t spend a ton of money on the actual sound system, but they didn’t have to. They had aß couple of good PA type speakers, and a powered board that runs off of their iPads. Because the acoustics were good, the system sounded phenomenal.
It’s important to begin designing your system by looking at the room and addressing acoustic issuesa before bringing in electronic modifications. Room treatment does things that no amount of noise cancelling can manage., even with the most expensive equipment.
The studio bought a modest, but effective system, paired with excellent acoustic treatment. By spending 15% on acoustic treatment, they saved possibly $10,000 in equipment and the results they got were superior to sound corrected after the fact. A pristine canvas will always allow for a better display.
When it’s time to set up your home sound system, talk with us about acoustic treatments like Primacoustic. Let us help you prepare a fresh canvas for your sound experience.