by Adam Buskard, Tofino
There has been a great amount of discussion in the community as to
the poor acoustic properties of our community hall. It's unfortunate
that what I see as a great space in a great location should seem undesirable
due to a bunch of high frequencies bouncing around, for that is in
fact the problem.
You see when a noise is made the energy of that noise travels out
as a wave and is heard by our ears and then bounces around the hard
of the hall over and over again adding to the original noise. So whether
its 30 people having a meeting or a live band trying to play it always
seems loud. These issues are found often in rooms like this that are
designed to accommodate large groups of people. There's nothing
wrong with the space itself, it just needs to be tuned up a bit. Kinda
like putting extra memory on that new computer or for rednecks out
there that's some bigger tires on that new truck.
I am going spearhead a project that will work with creative solutions
to fix this problem, I have a plan and am looking for members of
our community that are interested in getting involved. We will be looking
to put together a work crew that will complete the job over a period
of a few days.
Tofino community hall acoustincs update by Adam Buskard. Published in Tofino Time Magazine in April 2004 in Tofino.