Initially designed as a solution to control drum noise on stage, our product range has been extended and is now widely used in both stage and studio environments to control individual levels and for general room treatments.
Will simply putting a shield in front of the drummer fix our problems?
- It depends on the surrounding environment.
If you do not have acoustically absorbent materials to the sides and behind your drummer (ie. soft furnishing), you may end up with a very roomy sounding drum set in the audience areas.
It is highly recommended to use S2 sorber panels on the lower half of the clearsonic panels along with several S4-2 or S5-2 sorber panels behind and beside your drummer to soak up all the excess acoustic energy.
Depending on the construction of the ceiling it may also be necessary to use a lid.
How should I mic the drum kit?
- There are many different ways to mic a drum kit each of which has its advantages and disadvantages and none of which is necessarily right or wrong.
In general, it is worth remembering that the more microphones you use the more space you will need for stands and cables and the more work your sound engineer will need to do in order to balance everything up.
A simple solution can be achieved using just two microphones:
- Kick mic - supported on a low stand or resting on a cushion inside the kick drum
- Overhead mic - supported on a tall stand or, if using a Sorber lid, attached with velcro
- This simple solution is very cost effective, easy to set up and can produce good results with good quality microphones.
What is the average diameter of an Isopac?
- Isopac A will yield about an 8 foot (~2.44m) average diameter whereas the Isopac B is about 7½ feet (~2.29m).
Most of the time, the systems are setup in a more "oval" configuration so that the width is less than the depth.
The support bars work best at a 6 to 7 foot (~1.83 - 2.13m) span.
How do the part numbers correspond to what I am ordering?
- The part numbers are a three part code made up as follows:
- M - material
- A: Acrylic
- AR: Abrasion Resistant Acrylic
- AX: Acrylic Height Extender
- C: Case
- S: Sorber
- H - height
- 5: 5½ feet (~1.68m)
- 4: 4 feet (~1.22m)
- 3: 3 feet (~0.91m)
- 2: 2 feet (~0.61m)
- 18: 18 inches (~0.46m)
- 1: 1 foot (~0.30m)
P - number of panels
- For example: A5-4 means an acrylic 5½ (~1.68m) tall system consisting of 4 panels.
What are the panels made of?
- The standard CSP systems are made of ¼? (~6.35mm) thick american made acrylic sheet, similar to plexiglas.
AR models are made of acrylic that have been treated with a scratch resistant coating.
Sorber panels are made from 1½? (~38mm) compressed fibreglass, covered with a heavy-duty "trunk cloth".
Can I add or remove sections if the system I ordered is not quite right?
All of the systems are designed to accommodate panel add-ons and intructions on how to fit add-ons are included when you order them.
The hinges are designed to be permanent and so removing a panel will destroy the hinge. Keep in mind that the end panel can be folded back onto the adjoining panel, without removing it, in order to save space.