Do you often find that your recordings pick up unwanted noise or echoes and no matter what you do or how you record they always seem to make it onto your take? Have you heard of acoustic treatment but not sure how it will help or where to start? This post will help you understand what acoustic treatment is and how effective it can be when used in practice.

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Acoustic treatment is the process of controlling the way sound behaves in a room, to make the sound in that space sound better for recording, mixing, and reducing noise in homes, offices, and commercial spaces. This is achieved by using materials that reduce, absorb, and dampen unwanted noise, echoesreflectionsreverberationstanding waves and leakage.

Studiospares Acoustic Panels are designed with a high-density fibreglass backing and an acoustic core material finished with a bevelled edge. The use of high-density fibreglass gives these panels up to nearly 5 times greater absorption qualities compared to typical low-cost foam alternatives. They effectively absorb sound starting from 100Hz, offering up to 0.12ms reflection time and up to 6dB noise reduction. 

Mike Bradley, a musician and supporter of Studiospares, has conducted a useful sound experiment to demonstrate just how happy he is with his new acoustic panels and the results will surprise you.  

His new home studio is audibly echoey during the introduction of the video which is recorded on a Rode camera microphone. Later in the video he claps and speaks into a condenser microphone which is roughly a foot away from him. The audio is full of reverberation as expected.  

Next, he plays a few chords on his acoustic guitar which you can hear have high amounts of high-end frequencies in the untreated room. He then cuts between the untreated room and the treated room to show difference the acoustic panels have made. You can instantly hear that the audio carries less reverb and sounds warmer on both microphones. 

Mike explains that the panels have made the sound in the room sound much tighter and cosier even when he is teaching guitar. He says the panels have made the room less dead, but not completely dead which is very well demonstrated even when he is talking through the condenser microphone. He is very happy with his acoustic panels and would recommend Studiospares to anyone that needs their room acoustically treated. 

As you can see, Acoustic Treatment is an important process for improving sound quality in a range of settings, from studios to homes and offices to commercial spaces. Studiospares Acoustic Panels, are made from high-density fiberglass construction, offer impressive absorption qualities and significantly outperform conventional foam alternatives.  

The results of Mike Bradley’s sound experiment easily demonstrate the panels’ ability to reduce reverb and create a warmer acoustic environment. Mike’s experiment also emphasises the effectiveness of Studiospares acoustic panels in enhancing your room’s acoustics, making them essential for anyone seeking acoustic treatment solutions. 

Mike Bradley is a session guitarist, who after graduating from ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music), played in various bands and toured across the country in legendary venues such as Shepherds Bush Empire, Astoria, Underworld and London’s Jazz Cafe and supported industry greats like Paul Weller, Blondie and Katie Melua. As well as touring, Mike has recorded in the studio with icons such as Alex Von Soos (Seal, All Saints), Mike Horner (The Prodigy, Bloc Party) and Mike Chapman (Suzi Quatro). 

If you would like to acoustically treat your space or need advice, we can help, contact our dedicated sales and acoustics team on 020 8208 9930 or email us at