Looking for a guide to help you start your podcast journey? Timber Acoustics is here to help!
One of the important steps for a great sounding podcast is to get a good sounding work space. The obvious elements to start with are a computer and interface microphone(s), but even the best equipment won’t sound fantastic in a noisy or reverberant environment. The success of your podcast production will depend on its subject matter and audio quality. Acoustic panels have enabled home recordists to transform any room and achieve outcomes previously only available in professional studios.
To ensure that you get a premium sound quality for your podcast, Timber Acoustics got all the ceiling, wall and window sound treatment options. Podcasts can also be enhanced by using acoustic panels, just like they have always been used to reduce noise in recording studios, radio stations, music studios, and other spaces. Covering as little as 20% of the wall surface with sound absorbing panels makes a significant effect in controlling the reverb and echo of the space ensuring clean sound and professional sound quality for listeners if placed at the right positions in the room. Timber Acoustics also makes it simple to install affordable room kits as well as a variety of sizes for different types of rooms.
Why is acoustic treatment necessary for your podcast room?
The shape of most of the rooms are rectangular, with drywall, wood flooring, windows, and doors among other hard, reflectors. Unless something absorbs or diffuses (scatters) the sound, it will bounce between parallel surfaces. Absorption is the ideal option for the majority of applications since it inhibits secondary and tertiary reflections, giving the sound focus, precision, and intelligibility. With an NRC rating >0.95, Timber Acoustics Sound Panels provide excellent sound absorption by minimizing echo and reverberation without making room sound dead to ensure high-quality audio for your recordings.
How to achieve great sound quality podcasts?
If you’re recording a podcast with several microphones, you want the information to sound identical for each voice; you don’t want one voice to be clear and exact while the others are shaky and incoherent. You’ll need an even distribution of absorption to achieve this. Compression and limiting will never be able to compensate for poor audio. To make a well-recorded voice, articulate and balanced, it just requires minimal processing in a controlled atmosphere.
Sound absorption in your room and noise reduction can be done by placing acoustic panels on the walls and ceilings to absorb echoes and reflections from various angles and directions. To get a more detailed understanding in placement of acoustic panels check out the following blog Basics of setting up a studio.
Now, how can we help you? To sound genuine, acoustic panels should provide natural, consistent attenuation over the full auditory spectrum. Foam or thinner panels will not absorb sound at low frequencies whereas Timber Acoustics Rockwool Panels with a thickness of 3″ produce a smooth response curve across the frequency range.
Bass traps and Broadband Absorbers which are 5″ thick and are more effective when we have to to deal with low frequencies.
Prior to recording your first podcast, it’s crucial to invest in acoustic sound treatment. This will pay off later on because you’ll concentrate more on content rather than EQ’ing your voice track or messing with different softwares to remove noise and try to remedy problems that are best addressed at the beginning with the space itself. If you’re thinking Acoustic panels would make your room look aesthetically bad, don’t fret; Timber Acoustics has got all the aesthetic acoustic solutions for you!
With professional acoustic panels, what you’ll attain is reduced reverberation and echo levels, ensuring source sound acoustical clarity and recorded audio a crisp tone. Thereby creating a more user-friendly setting for podcasting. It’s not as tough as you may imagine to turn a room into a podcast studio. In most spaces, covering 20-30% of the wall surface area with an efficient sound absorbers and diffusers can reduce reflections and offer the professional sound effects you desire.
Timber Acoustics technical team can help you get the results you want with a wide variety of products; contact us today for a free acoustic consultation.