When I was told that the shoot I was booked on was in a studio with a white cyc background, and brick walls, and included musical performances, I KNEW something had to be done about the acoustics in that space. Sure enough, when I toured the studio it suffered from some pretty serious flutter echo issues. I immediately purchased some Producers Choice sound blankets. These blankets are custom made to absorb sound and can also be used for negative fill and as a bounce for lighting. They performed great! We were able to use them in place of bounces and negative fill that the lighting team was already going to use and they improved the sound dramatically.
Dave Burt is a career audio engineer and is currently working as a freelance Production Sound Mixer.