Room Acoustics and Surface Treatments
Room Acoustics refers to the behavior of sound in rooms and to the design of rooms with respect to acoustical quality. A desired acoustical environment varies according to the type of activity that is to take place in that environment. Recording, mastering, stereo or surround mixing, speech and music playback can require different or variable acoustic environments. Room Acoustics is the practice of studying and designing these environments.
Over the past decades there have been significant advancements in the science of room acoustics has made significant advances. WSDG has been at the forefront of many of these advancements and maintains a research program, constantly improving upon the state of the art. WSDG uses complex prediction and analysis software to model and study the behavior of sound in three-dimensional space and has also pioneered the use of acoustical modeling tools and auralization for media facility design.
The placement of surface treatments and special acoustic materials significantly affects in-room hearing conditions. For example: sonic integrity in a recording studio, reverberation characteristics in an auditorium, and speech intelligibility in a conference room. WSDG provides services to determine room acoustics criteria, surface treatment recommendations, detailed measurement and analysis, and professional liaisons to manufacturers of acoustical products.