Ceiling Clouds

Ceiling clouds, also known as tiles, are a type of soundproofing device used by producers and sound engineers inside music production studios. They delimit spaces, as well as reduce reflected sounds in open environments. All in all, they are widely efficient, but their efficiency depends on their routing type.

More on Ceiling Panels (aka Tiles)

You can find ceiling panels, or tiles, in several colors and patterns. In addition, you can accommodated them in corners, lighting fixtures, and sprinkler heads with no difficulty. Ceiling panels operate as a sound barrier. They absorb sound from a specific space while reducing unwanted sounds from other spaces. Because of their particular design, and the way their accommodation, ceiling panels are unable to prevent sounds entering from the space above them. 

Ceiling Clouds: How They Work

Ceiling clouds are quite beneficial when it comes to soundproofing. When exposing the backside of the clouds, there is more airflow. Therefore, more air heightens the panel’s ability to capture and convert the echo produced from the open space.

The parallel and offset from the ceiling position of the acoustic clouds allows them to absorb sound waves at two points. Sound absorption occurs as sound travels toward the ceiling and then again as it bounces back to the floor. This process reduces echo and dampening noise.

Acoustical Ceiling Tiles

There are several types of ceiling clouds. Acoustical ceiling tiles are small and you can either attach them directly to a high structure or set them into concealed support grids. Hence, this limits the space above them. The main materials of these tiles are mineral fibre or glass fibre, as well as cellulose.

Acoustical tiles are vinyl; they are usually white and they are quite resistant to both scrubbing and chemical fumes. Most ceiling clouds have squared or bevelled edges. But be careful: ceiling clouds are fragile, so you can easily damage them in the process of removal. As a tip, the slight shadow line created by bevelled edges helps minimize the damage. Moreover, some people spray-paint their acoustical tiles, but, by doing this, they tend to lose acoustic capability. Also, they involve cracked surfaces and perforated holes and they are available in three varieties: fine, medium, and heavy.

Ceiling Clouds: Some Presentations

Ceiling clouds’s appearances vary. For example, acoustical canopies hang from the ceiling. They offer spot absorption and help define interior spaces. Their curved surfaces enhance the reflection of light. Acoustical clouds operate in a quite similar way when trying to reduce resonance time, increase speech comprehension, and control additional noises.

If you want to learn more about other types of soundproofing equipment, you can visit our entries on acoustic boards and reflection filters.