Do you need acoustic treatment? Stand in the middle of your room, clap your hands, and listen. Hear that? That’s flutter echo, reflections, standing waves, and other acoustic anomalies that will impact the quality of your recordings and color what you hear when you’re mixing. Luckily, it’s a common problem, and an easy one to solve, no matter how big or small your room is. The Primacoustic London 8 room kit is designed for rooms up to 100 square feet, and it tames the most common acoustic issues you’ll encounter.
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Primacoustic London 8 Acoustic Treatment Room Kit at a Glance:
- Reduces early reflections for a cleaner sounding room
- The cure for flutter echo
- Not your average foam
Conquers a multitude of acoustic concerns
Most rooms in either commercial facilities or residential dwellings have parallel walls. These parallel walls are great for aesthetics and floor plans, but they introduce a world of problems in a recording or mixing rooms. The first culprit is primary reflections. In simplest terms, this is sound bouncing off of walls near the sound source. These reflected sounds recombine and phase cancellation occurs, causing comb filtering. Obviously, with phase cancellation, you’re not getting a true picture of the sound, so your mix won’t translate well on other systems. Primacoustic’s London 8 room kit uses a quartet of Control Columns to tame early reflections. Positioned near the sound source, the Control Columns helps to “define” the listening area, making it easier to discern what is really happening versus hearing the reflections, making both mixing and recording easier.
The cure for flutter echo
When you clap your hands in your room, much of what you hear is flutter echo – essentially sound bouncing off the walls, ceiling, and floor. In a room this lively, it will be nearly impossible to add the right amount of reverb to your mix. The eight Scatter Blocks in the London 8 room kit are usually installed behind the listening position to help disperse flutter echo by absorbing some of the sound energy while allowing some of the energy to reflect back. This allows for a more natural sound at the monitoring position. And at Sweetwater, we know how important it is to have a true picture of what’s going on at the mix position.
Not your average foam
Primacoustic London room kits are made up of Broadway acoustic panels. These panels aren’t really what is conventionally called foam, as they’re made from a high-density 6lb-per-cubic-foot fiberglass. This denser material provides almost five times greater absorption than typical foam. That equates to less foam on the wall and more absorption for a clean look and better sound.
London 8 Package Contents:
- (4) Control 36″ Columns – 12″x 36″ x 1.5″, w/Beveled Edges
- (8) Scatter 12″ Blocks – 12″ x 12″ x 1″, w/Beveled Edges
- (20) Surface Impalers
- Anchors and screws
Recommended for rooms under 100sq feet in size.
Primacoustic London 8 Acoustic Treatment Room Kit Features:
- Acoustic room treatment kit for rooms up to 100 square feet
- Sensible treatment for common acoustic problems in residential and commercial spaces
- Four Control Columns to combat early reflections
- Eight Scatter Blocks to ease flutter echo
- More dense than regular foam to give more absorption with less material
- All mounting hardware included