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Studio acoustics

The success of a studio depends largely on a good (recording) acoustic. A variety of starting pints and possibilities are available to achieve this. For control rooms the “live end – dead end” principle is often applied of the acoustic. The dead-end side of the room serves monitor loudspeakers which have to be able to reproduce an uncoloured sound and with correct source localizations. The live-end side of the room is beneficial for artists who are making music there. Similarly this live-end environment provides supporting ambience to the sound engineer who is giving the recording a beautiful sound. Other design principles for a wide range of applications are of course also used. SIAP can provide a useful acoustic completion

Recording room

The recording room itself, where the music is made, not only determines the final sound quality, such as “sound stage”. Musicians prefer to experience an inspiring sounding room. Of course can acoustics be “added” to the recording during editing as a reverberation effect. An appropriate acoustic in the recording room itself which is picked up by beautifully sounding microphones, has its advantages too. This for the artists during music making as well as for the recorded sound. SIAP acoustic enhancement is fully natural and is therefore of course without (digital) artefacts, side-effects etc. Further acoustic enhancement during editing remains available as usual. In short, the best of both worlds.

Acoustic consultancy & design

When desired, SIAP can make acoustic design drawings and a consultancy report according to the client’s requirements, his ideas etc. Such a design will describe in detail what has to be done to achieve the desired studio acoustic. This includes sound absorption, diffusion, materialization and positioning, elimination / suppression of standing waves, HVAC noise control and building physical aspects, But also environmental noise (traffic etc.), sound emission to the neighbouring buildings etc. are taken into account. Evaluation measurements during the construction period is a most reliable way to fine-tune and optimize the design. And of course to determine if the design aims will be met upon completion. Commissioning measurements are then mainly executed for confirmation purposes and for a finishing touch. SIAP carries out all calculations and measurements for the client