Timber as a device for screening is something we explore a lot at work. It is a great privacy provider thats not only aesthetically pleasing but also allows for both freedom and control of ventilation and light.

Up until a few months ago I hadn’t really explored the acoustic qualities of this material.

When my partner ‘Bobbybrave’ (www.bobbybrave.tumblr.com) and I were faced with the task of building an acoustically sound recording studio (into the pre-existing bungalow in the backyard) I was feeling both excited and also slightly out of my comfort zone.

We needed a screening device to case around the sound absorption foam that, when teamed with spacing and angles, allowed for both freedom and control of sound waves.

At first we thought of timber battening, but alas it was well out of our budget. After a quick trip to the hardware store we rediscovered your ‘everyday’ ugly white peg board – long associated in my memory with dusty and damp tool sheds.

Long story short the underside of the material provided an interesting aesthetic and, more importantly, was perfect for sound.

It was overall a really enjoyable experience and has really influenced the sound Bobbybrave is getting in his mixes.

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