Sioux City, IA (January 16, 2015)—Having already converted their home living room into a control room using Primacoustic Max Traps and Nimbus Clouds, brothers Ben and Bill Kristijanto, one half of Christian rock band Bread of Stone, decided to introduce sound control on their tour bus.
"We wanted to have a mobile studio that would be adequate for recording song demos,” says Ben Kristijanto. “We wanted to make sure that the acoustics of the studio were balanced, in case the demo tracks made it to the final cut. Having a mobile studio helps with being able to work on song ideas during travel days. It's also a great place to be isolated from all the distractions of the typical day-to-day activities of being on tour."
Jay Porter of Primacoustic explains how this was a less complicated project than most people would think: "With the walls at odd angles and most of the bus’ absorptive furniture still in place, the room was already a decent listening environment. I suggested that they install 3-inch thick Broadway panels on all available wall surfaces and above the mix position to eliminate primary reflections. I also recommended installing a bass trap for low frequency control, but really didn't think it would be possible with such little space available. It was only when I saw the photos that I realized they had pulled it off, with a MaxTrap mounted on the upper wall in front of the mix position."
The brothers had previous experience with Primacoustic at BNY Production, the facility they established in their home town of Sioux City, IA. "We like how easy it was to assemble and implement the products, but the main selling point was the result. We noticed that even though there was a lot of absorption in the mid to higher frequencies, the room stayed pretty neutral in how it sounded acoustically. It was less muddy sounding than the foam type of absorbers."