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3D Note™ Riff is down to your creative imagination for there are no stock-options, by this we mean each design is completely bespoke and unique to you. Maybe your favourite saxophone riff is turned in to a waveform and created from 3D Note™ Riff, perhaps it's a simple wave design you have doodled on to your notebook, but here we give you the chance to create something from the get-go. Riff is formed from fixed fins on the wall and is designed to come into the room to maximise the available surface area to absorb sound reflections in hard finish environments that create reverberation. This finned design puts our Riff in the category of a Class A Absorber - giving you the best performance and best style possible.
Don’t let the creative block cloud shaping your ideas, whether you want your designs to seep into the mould unseen or break it, we have a select few of our case studies to show you just a glimpse of what is possible. Maybe there is something you like but would like to change, perhaps there is something you dislike or the perfect design, but all you want is a different colour - whatever it is, we can help you narrow your options and discuss them with you.
Whether you are an interior designer quietly pondering for the best way to bring your designs to life in a space that helps to improves both the internal acoustics and its visual aesthetics. Or would like to put together a sketch of using our 3D Note™ Riff design in your space or found something in our inspiration section above but want to put a twist on something you’ve seen - our in-house design team can help you every step of the way of bringing them to the physical world!
We will review how each idea is best structured and how it will fit together, we will then look to create visualisations of each space (both existing and new spaces alongside your architect's visualisation) to see how it will look in placement. We then send this off to our cutting team who have the most state-of-the-art precision cutting tools - and finally, we send these flat packed to your installation team, or our installation team if you’re looking for the whole package.
We offer a bespoke product tailoring for our Cadence Range with our in-house designer to help cater to your requirements - do contact us on 01937 588 226 today to discuss.
Any environment whether is in the workplace, a gymnasium or music venue that has high ceilings, exposed and full of hard surfaces that feature long and winding corridors carry reverberation over great distances and contain excessive levels to which creates an adverse effect on speech and listening, these are just a few examples of where 3D Note™ Riff is applicable. Whenever you find the issue of reverb affecting your workforce’s output through complaining of the noise issues, or to when your music venue cannot have the playing of drums without a clashing of sounds unless you’re Avante-garde composer - you’ll need some sound absorption. The only recommendation we do have is selecting the right internal colour schemes such as where there is cooking, steam or smoke, or a generally dirty environment - a brilliant white shade may not fair well over time.
Each 3D Note™ Riff is precision cut to provide a stunning level of consistency and ease of fitting, and it is flat packed with suspension wires and instructions for assembly if you fancy yourself a DIY enthusiast, or if not we have an installation team happy to help put these in place for you!
|Fire rating||B, s1, d0|
A straightforward explanation of reverberation is that it is the result of sound trapped in a room, and not the sound moving through a partition such as a wall, floor or ceiling. When this sound is 'trapped' without anything to absorb it, it will begin to bounce off reflective surfaces. Some examples of reflective surfaces are glass, wood, stone and even plasterboard. When a soundwave comes into contact with these surfaces, it reflects on to another surface, and then another until that sound disappears or falls below a certain sound level, one below the background noise level. It is this reflective sound energy that leads to misinterpreting or failing to hear speech in classrooms, sports halls and swimming pools, three typical examples of where reverberation is a negative effect. But, we need reverberation to help carry our voice or to carry musical performances such as in auditoriums or classical music halls, each one designed to have its own unique sound. Creating a completely absorbent environment will leave the sound very 'dry' and unnatural, and you will need to introduce further distribution of sound systems or public address systems to make up for this.
There is a 'sweet spot' for every environment, and you will need to factor in each type of event or purpose of your room so that we can together make the right decision in what levels are best suited for reverberation.
In these cavernous-like halls and in the petite critical-listening spaces, it is the introduction of soft materials that begin to introduce absorptive surfaces. It is the addition of these that turn sound energy into thermal energy when the sound wave makes contact, but don't worry, the heat generated from this is not noticeable, you will not feel the panel increasing in heat. These sound absorptive materials will often need even spacing through the open space on walls and ceilings, and careful placement of these to maximise performance as the sound 'bounces' around the room.
Reverberation is a complex issue to understand, especially if you are looking at the mathematical equations that predict the level of reverberation, or at estimations made from acoustic modelling, or even the results from acoustic testing and what they mean to you and your project. We briefly explain each of these points as just as possible, from what reverberation is and how it can affect us especially our communication and our concentration. We aim to update this as often as we can with new research and provide blogs on areas revolving around reverberation.
There is no one stock solution for treating reverberation across multiple spaces - each space should be taken with all their acoustic attributes in their own rights for there are numerous room design features that can affect how sound reverberates. One physical property is the volumetric size, another is the geometry of the room, how the walls are places and whether it is rectangle, octagon - to a flat or pitched roof and the other is it’s surface materials and what else is featured in the room. Sports halls, for example, are large in comparison to say office spaces and will often be constructed of hard, reflective surfaces that reflect sound energy from one surface to another with ease - and if there is no soft furnishing, which there rarely are or no sound absorption - communicating in space like these, as you’ll know, is challenging. There is no immediate answer to these particular questions without knowing the following:
After creating an estimated acoustic modelling of the room or carrying out an Acoustic Test, we then we look at required levels against different levels of budgeting to introduce 3D Note™ Riff to your space and then discussing visual requirements to how you would like each Note™ to look in terms of colour scheme and their arrangement.
3D Note™ Riff cannot be used for the reduction of airborne noise between spaces, what would be required here to reduce the noise of for say conversation being overheard in the workplace environment from room to room is our MuteRange materials, our MuteClip systems, for example, are usually best sought after for maintaining satisfactory levels of acoustic privacy. But, it is not unheard of and is in fact, good acoustic practice to see both soundproofing and sound absorption implemented to gain maximum sound control.
3D Note™ Riff is made of 100% Polyester Fibres which makes it safe for almost any internal application for there are not exposed irritants or loose fibres - of this 65% comes from Post Consumer Recycled Content with 35% from Pre Consumer Recycled PET fibres.
Fire Rating is measured under EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009: B - s1, d0.
3D Note™ Riff is encouraged for use to treat reverberation in restaurants and cafés - especially those that adopt a hard finished environment, exposed ceilings and open-plan style kitchen areas: we agree, the open kitchen style is beautiful - for both creating a live setting and allowing the chef staff to maintain visual interaction with their customers. But, what this does create is a loud environment which would often interfere with the communication between the customers themselves which would require a level of internal sound control to reduce the sound energy in the room.
We would only suggest that the use of darker colour schemes are used in areas where vapour and smoke are expected to avoid any staining appearing over time.
Since 3D Note™ Riff is an entirely custom product, we visualise and cut out each individual piece, and each piece is fitted separately. Instructions will be provided from the visualisation and fixings recommended before the point of order.
3D Note™ Riff is a part of our sound absorption range that is custom from the start - we let your creativity steer the course (or drive our ever helpful design team and us), as we create visualisations to see if they fit your criteria and design. We enjoy a challenge no matter how difficult it may seem.