Sliding Window Panel
Cover your windows with open celled acoustic foam
Do you have windows in your listening or music play back room? Do you dislike the sound that comes from the reflections that strike the window surface? It’s that glaring, harsh, and brittle sound that pierces your ears and makes the fillings in your teeth vibrate. It is that same glass fishbowl sound quality you get from listening to music in your car where you are surrounded by glass and “glass sound”.Once into your room, it is free to strike all your room surfaces including your window or sliding glass door on your side wall. So now you have two brittle and harsh sounding elements contributing to your sound “quality”. To compound these issues, perhaps you only have that one window on one side of the room with no window on the other side. This kind of asymmetry on your side walls will destroy your sound stage. Any efforts you make to attempt to remedy your volume shifting sound stage will be fruitless.
So you’re stuck knowing you cannot take your windows out or build a wall over them because they do serve a purpose, just not a musical purpose. Glass is the worst surface you can have in your music rooms. You could cover them with drapes or some type of fabric treatment but will that treatment absorb at the proper rate and level that will mange and not destroy all of your reflected energy? Will it do enough to add value and emotion to your sound stage and musical presentation?
What Will You Experience?
- With the panels you get an open celled acoustic foam treatment that absorbs energy at the correct rate and level to achieve a sound stage that has the correct width to allow for all the instruments and vocals to be heard in their respective places on your sound stage.
- You get two size options, either the 4 or 2 panel stack. The 2 panel stack measures 27″W x 2 1/2″D x 36″L and weighs 10lbs. The 4 panel stack measures 27″W x 2 1/2″D x 72″L and weighs 20lbs. We can also custom make stack sizes to fit your specific window size. Simply call us on 520–392–9486 and we’ll be happy to help.
- You also get the ability to cover that dreaded glass surface in your room, the one that creates a harshness and brittleness to your music that gives you that nagging headache after prolonged listening. You can then retract it and look out the window and see the world outside.
- With the Sound Absorbing Panels, you can cover the window that separates your control room from your vocal room or live room to allow vocalists and instrumentalists a bit of privacy during the recording process which gives you greater flexibility in the recording process and ensures you can record material without that dreaded reflection off the control room glass surfaces appearing in the mix.
- Finally you get an acoustic absorption tool that can be retracted and expanded over any surface, it does not have to be just for your glass surfaces. If you desire more absorption in your live room you can extend the panels out over a desired surface and then retract it when not in use.
What Our Clients Say
“The foam from Acoustic Fields absorbs more evenly and smoothly than any other foams we have ever used in the past.”Don SalterOwner of Salt Mine Studios. Clients Include Lil Wayne, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys and many more.
“It makes the room sound much more natural. For instance, a vocal tends to sit better in a track. Your whole mix just becomes clearer as there’s more definition between the different instruments and frequencies which obviously helps you as an engineer or producer to get your mix sounding right as you have a better knowledge of where things are.”Javier WeylerProfessional Audio Engineer and Drummer
Get Maximum Reflection Absorption
With the Sliding Window Panels your glass reflection headaches could be a thing of the past. It is based on the sliding door concept. Each panel is covered on both sides with our proprietary open celled acoustic foam. The absorption rate has been tested and you can see the rate and level of absorption you are using. This is not a window treatment used by interior decorators to add something to cover a window as a second thought. This is a real acoustical instrument that serves multiple musical purposes. With absorbing foam on both sides, the Sound Absorbing Panels absorb reflections from the inside of the room and it also absorbs any reflections that escape through and touch the glass window.
With foam on both sides of the panel, no surface is exposed to allow that surface to add its harmful effects into your room. Each panel can slide along the rail and into place. This allows you to adjust the amount of absorption/reflection that you desire. With the Sound Absorbing Panels completely filling the window space, you have maximum reflection absorption from the room itself and any energy that is striking the glass. If this proves to be too much absorption for your particular room, you can remove one of the panels to allow for more reflections to mix with the rest of the direct energy from your loud speakers to achieve just the right balance between direct and reflected energy.
We absorb more lower frequencies. And our foam absorbs in a smooth gradual way all the way up to 1,000 Hz. so your vocals are smooth and not over absorbed/deadened.
Gradual Level Of Absorption
Our Sound Absorbing Panels were designed to deal with windows and doors. Glass surfaces in your listening rooms, home theaters, and professional recording studios are a fact of life. You must be able to see or walk out of them when you are not listening to music or recording it. You must be able to cover the glass surface when you are playing or recording music and video. You do not want glass sound anywhere. More cells with better shapes produce more absorption below 500 Hz. In fact, we absorb 30% at 125 Hz. and 63% at 250 Hz. reaching 100% at 500 Hz.
We went after the bottom half of the existing absorption curves to produce a foam that has a smoother absorption curve that goes lower where our vocals start and ends with a smoother, more gradual rate and level of absorption. After all absorption must be gradual. You do not want to absorb 100% of anything in order to manage it least of all the vocals. Doing so drains the soul and energy from the performance and that’s the last thing you want when seeking a visceral experience!
Smooth And Gradual Absorption Performance