Turning a spare room into a recording space is one of the most satisfying endeavors a musician can undertake. A nice sounding room allows the creative process to manifest itself and in no time, it becomes an oasis that enables one to hone the craft of recording. The problem with these small rooms is that all too often, the musician will record a track and quickly discover that the final mix does not translate well when played on other audio systems.
Primacoustic offers a flexible range of acoustic treatment panels and kits to correct unpleasant reflections and resonances in these recording environments, to allow tracking and mixing to be as clear and true as possible.
"As they are not aware of the true nature of the problem, musicians will often opt to purchase a new microphone or latest generation mic preamplifier under the false pretense that this investment will ‘solve the problem’ when the real problem is not the equipment, but the room itself."
Studio Isolation Tools for Professionals
Primacoustic also offers a complete selection of acoustic isolation devices including recoil stabilizers for studio monitors available in various sizes, weights and firing angles to address the vast array of speaker designs, as well as products that can attenuate unwanted sounds from entering nearby microphones.
"Your mixes are only as good as your monitors and mix environment. When I began using the Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer I immediately noticed improvements in the low end clarity of my near field monitors, to the point that I no longer needed to use a separate subwoofer. Incredibly, the detail of high frequencies and image localization were also improved. "
Convenient Room Kits to Suit Any Space
Primacoustic offers a variety of London Room Kits that are scaled to fit just about any room. Unlike low density foam panels that only absorb high frequencies and will leave your room sounding uneven, Broadway panels are made from high-density glass wool for even absorption across the musical spectrum. Panels are mounted to the wall using Impalers and strategically positioned to minimize primary reflections and flutter echo.
Because the London kits employ the same high performance panels as used by top recording studios and broadcasters around the globe, you can start with a basic room kit and enhance your setup over time as your needs expand. Once in place you will find that recording will be easier, the use of effects more predictable and your mixes will translate better when played on various audio systems.
Acoustic Room Kits
Primacoustic room kits have been carefully designed to address primary acoustical concerns that are common to all rooms by combining various components such as wall panels, bass traps, diffusion and hardware into an easy to use format.
Each kit contains an assortment of Broadway panels that tackle problems affecting any room, such as primary reflections, flutter echo, standing waves and excessive bass. London room kits also includes all the corresponding mounting hardware and instructions for easy installation. Available in black, beige or grey fabric or in white paintable finish.
Broadway panels are made from high-density fiberglass, offering nearly five times greater absorption than typical low cost foam alternatives. This means that you get more absorption with less panels, while assuring an even absorption curve throughout the frequency range.
- London 8 room kit, designed for rooms up to 100 ft2 (9m2).
- London 10 room kit, designed for rooms up to 120 ft2 (12m2).
- London 12 room kit, is designed for rooms up to 150 ft2 (15m2).
- London 16 room kit, is designed for rooms up to 200 ft2 (20 m2).
Designed for nearfield monitors, the Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer is a unique speaker mounting device that at once eliminates disruptive resonant coupling from the loudspeaker to the stand, while providing a stable base that reduces the recoil caused by the forward energy of the loudspeaker motion.
The Recoil Stabilizer is a loudspeaker platform that combines three basic components: a high-density urethane foam base to isolate the speaker from the shelf, monitor-bridge or stand; a heavy 1/4" laser-cut steel plate and a thin neoprene top surface. The foam effectively decouples the loudspeaker to eliminate vibration-borne resonance that invariably introduces phase anomalies, while the steel plate introduces significant mass to the structure, stabilizing the speaker. The no-slip surface coats the top to ensure the monitor stays firmly in place.
By reducing the backward ‘recoil’ as the speaker coil pushes energy forward, the initial transient no longer suffers lag and the sharpness of the resulting impulse is more defined. Upon first listening, one immediately notices more punch and extended low end. Upon further listening, one begins to notice greater detail at all frequencies, improved transient response and more defined depth of field. This not only makes mixing easier, but since the Recoils eliminate unknown resonance from contaminating the sound, your mixes immediately translate better to other rooms and audio systems.
The Recoil Stabilizer is available in various sizes, weights and firing angles to address the vast array of speaker designs currently on the market and personal mounting preferences.
Studio Isolation Tools
The Primacoustic VoxGuard is a portable acoustic screen designed to reduce the ambient noise around a microphone when recording. This helps to eliminate excess echo and reverb, allowing the engineer to reintroduce the desired effects during mixing or post-production.
The KickStand is a heavy microphone boom-arm isolator that combines a massive stabilizing base with an isolation pad to eliminate resonance from the stage, drum riser and studio floor from entering the microphone.
The CrashGuard and CrashGuard 421 are unique sound-shielding devices that prevent bleed from cymbals and other sounds from entering the drum microphones. Once in place, the CrashGuard surrounds the microphone with a sonic barrier, reducing the spill from the cymbals.
The Primacoustic GoTrap is a combination studio gobo and bass trap that is designed to enhance the recording process by controlling spill between instruments, while passively removing excessive bass from the room.