Auralex panels in Bootsy Collins’
studio, the ARK.
Cincinnati, OH (February 2, 2009)–Funk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bootsy Collins recently tamed the live room acoustics of his studio, the ARK, with AudioTile, SonoFlat Panels and 4″ StudioFoam Pyramid products from Auralex Acoustics.
The large, multi-purpose room is capable of holding sizeable string and horn sections, large school bands or full dance troupes. It features a stage and backline.
“The room was so live that when we talked to one another, it sounded like we had built-in reverb systems coming out of our mouths,” says Collins, owner of Bootzilla Productions and the ARK. “We were getting lots of sounds bouncing around and the groove became unintelligible. Since we installed the Auralex, we can now hear ourselves talk. That is a major difference for this space. We’ve had all kinds of musicians and artists come in and say, ‘Now this is a live room,’ but it took one in particular to say, ‘I can hear myself talking now–what did you do to the room?’ Everyone has been very impressed. The acoustics help us hear one another better and that makes for a tighter groove, and some more funked-up funk!”
The 40X30X17 room was treated with three Auralex products: AudioTile, designed by Russ Berger for Auralex Acoustics’ new pArtScience product line; SonoFlat Panels, made of Auralex’s StudioFoam; and 4-inch StudioFoam Pyramids. The panels in the ARK are spaced on the walls and ceiling to absorb overbearing frequencies and eliminate harsh bounce, while preserving the beneficial reflections from the wall in between the panels.