Melbourne (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
According to the leading theatre equipment supplier, acoustics are integral to a show’s success and choosing the right acoustic equipment for a theatre or performance space is vital.
“If your actors can’t be heard up the back of the hall, or your instruments drown out vocals, your performance is affected. And while some events will need to have loud sound, other will need sound dampening,” said Grant Gaylor, Sales and Project Coordinator at Specialty Theatre.
Specialty Theatre has provided the following tips on how to choose the right acoustic equipment for theatres:
1. Venue managers should first look to identify any acoustical problems they may have in their audience area. Common problems include hot spots where sound concentrates, dead spots music never reaches, flutter echoes and excessive reverberation. They are easily solved by using the right acoustic equipment, such as a combination of ceiling clouds and acoustical panels.
2. Different acoustic solutions serve different purposes - what works for one theatre venue may not work in another. For example, Absorber Panels are suitable for a wide range of music environments and are designed to neutralize the reverberation and loudness of a room, and engineered to absorb sound across a broad frequency range for effective, balanced abatements. Convex Diffuser Panels, on the other hand, are designed to scatter and blend sound, and diffuse middle- to high-range frequencies that define timbre and articulation.
3. When planning and designing their venue, theatre managers should carefully consider their choice of fabrics, which can significantly affect the sound. Draperies are useful for light sound dampening – with heavier materials being the most effective.
“Performers and audiences deserve the best your performance venue is capable of delivering, so it’s important you choose the right acoustic equipment,” said Grant Gaylor.
About Specialty Group Pty Ltd: Since 1969, Specialty Group has been providing theatre, stage and cinema equipment and services to the performing arts and cinema exhibition industries in Australia, New Zealand and 28 countries around the world. Specialty Group operates under the Specialty Theatre (http://www.specialtytheatre.com) and Specialty Cinema (http://www.specialtycinema.com) brand names.