A Speedbump for Sound
The SoundPlank is perfect for absorbing excess bass while keeping
the acoustics bright and alive. Reverberation and echo signals are
controlled while a fine-grained, diffusive reflection pattern fills
the room. The resulting acoustic signature is smooth and uniform
throughout. SoundPlanks are typically used in live rooms, mixing
rooms, foley studios, even mastering suites. Many variations are
possible, limited only by the need for a flat surface for mounting.
They can be wall or ceiling mounted, or panelized for easy installation.
They can also be ordered in varying lengths and thicknesses to form
visually appealing patterns or accomplish specific absorption frequencies.
The standard SoundPlank measures 6” or 8” by
60” in length by 2” thick. There is much more than a
simple fabric covered fiberglass block here, our SoundPlanks are
fully encapsulated by an acoustically transparent membrane to prevent
glass fibers from entering your room. Each Plank also comes with
our patented diffuser strip built-in and special end hardening to
improve durability. Finally, we cover each Plank with fully adhered
Guilford fabric. ASC’s own fabrication technicians will hand
build and meticulously assemble each Plank to a quality standard
only available from ASC.
For recording studios where sound levels are expected
to be high, we offer a panelized version of the SoundPlank (shown
above). Each panel is custom sized, with SoundPlanks mounted on
a fabric covered backer board. When installed on a wall, the Planks
line up perfectly, forming what looks a bit like a curtain. The
end result is much more sonic detail regardless of where you are
in the room.
SoundPlank is typically suspended from a single screw, which fits
into a factory installed grommet on the back. In some cases where
the Plank could be bumped into, screws are installed directly through
the face of the SoundPlank. ASC sells an optional Panel Install
Kit for $20.