Hey, what are your thoughts on acoustic curtains? I'm considering hanging these in front of my windows behind my speakers, because that wall is mostly windows. I would also place a curtain behind my mixing desk for catching a few reflections when I'm recording vocals. I'd pull them apart when mixing, so I can still hear the room. Are they worth it or could I just hang normal thick curtains and save a couple of bucks?
I looked at the web page and I see even though these are sold as acoustic curtains, there are no acoustic measurements! Heavy curtains can work but deep pleats improve performance over pulling them flat. I suppose you can try to compare thickness, weight/mass with other curtains to determine if you think they are worth it.
Fair enough, thanks. They are quite expensive too. I might also want green curtins to catch the vocals, so I can use it as a green screen if needed, so I'll just get some thick curtains from Ikea intead.
Like I said, I have nothing but conjecture to add but why not build baffles from insulation? Isn't that what most studios do? Aren't curtains just for separating two areas with a mere modicum of sound isolation such as a stage from the audience?
I think we agree that in a control room, a consistent ideal environment is the acoustic goal. But in the recording room, variability is an asset when the acoustics can be adapted to needs of different situations. Acoustic curtains, to some extent, provide that easily. When both mixing and recording are done in the same room, I don't see a problem with flexibility.