Primacoustic installed at Dubai’s SAE Institute to support acoustics programme
UAE: Dubai’s SAE Institute has recently installation a wide range of Primacoustic acoustic treatment products into its studios to support its ongoing audio and film-based training programme. The products were supplied by Primacoustic’s exclusive regional distributor, Melody House.
‘The brand provides easy accessibility to treat room problems without having to invest in custom and expensive treatment, given the limited budget students have,’ explained SAE’s audio course coordinator, Randula de Silva.
The four recording studios were treated with 32 Control Columns and 50 Broadband panels, both of which are manufactured from high-density glass wool. To treat the ceilings, 40 ThunderTile ceiling tiles were installed, with additional bass treatment from two MaxTrap Corners and one FullTrap. A total of 16 Cumulus Tri-corner traps capture sound as it reaches the corners of the rooms.
Additionally, eight RX9 Recoil Stabilizers work to eliminate loudspeaker resonance by isolating the cabinets from contact with hard surfaces, and four FlexiFuser pitch diffusers tame flutter echo and standing waves. The school also incorporated two Flexi-Booth wall mount vocal booths and three VoxGuard ambient field controllers.
‘Providing this solution into our studios, students can practice their acoustic studies and evolve their listening experience,’ Mr de Silva continued. ‘It is also very easy to cover acoustic concepts. When we teach acoustics in our curriculum we have several stages where we measure room responses, with and without treatment, having this brand that employs impalers to place and remove them from walls makes this easy to adopt into our teaching. Having this facility we are not obliged to have one static setup in the various studios, we can move them around and have different options based on our teaching requirements.’