The Sound Advice Blog

Many people find the world of acoustical treatments to be confusing and overwhelming. Here on the Acoustical Solutions Sound Advice Blog, we will concentrate on presenting solutions to typical acoustical problems and discuss relevant topics on the subject.

The posts here will be related general sound and noise control topics like blocking sound, absorbing sound, or diffusing sound.
We will also provide information on how acoustical materials can be used or applied to specific applications.

  • PrivacyShield® Noise Insulation Class (NIC)

    How to soundproof an office for speech privacy

    The Problem: Since offices, conference rooms and patient exam rooms are typically built with economy in mind, they do not provide speech privacy.  Keeping sensitive information and conversations private requires a construction assembly intentionally designed to block sound from one space to another. Human Resource issues require discussions to be private.  Company strategies may need […]

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    IAC Acoustics appoints Acoustical Solutions Exclusive Representative

    IAC appoints Acoustical Solutions Exclusive Representative for Mid-Atlantic, GA and TX All Industrial and Architectural Products Richmond. VA – February 21, 2017 – IAC Acoustics is a leading manufacturer of metal acoustical and noise control products and solutions serving the industrial, commercial, architectural, and construction industries, today announced the appointment of Acoustical Solutions as their […]

  • Heard Island Expedition Acoustic Blankets

    AQFA-10 Blankets at work on the Heard Island Expedition

    On March 1, 2016, the Heard Island Expedition Team boards a flight for Cape Town, South Africa. Their ultimate destination is Heard Island, where they plan to carry out a variety of tasks related to the study of climate change. In the fall of 2015, we were contacted by their crew to discuss this expedition. […]

  • New Noise Control Kits for Broadcast and Recording Studios!

    We are very excited to introduce an new line of Acoustic Panel Kits.  These noise control kits, designed for echo and reverberation control in broadcast studios, recording studios, listening rooms and control rooms, are now available in models to fit almost any size room. These easy to use kits contain everything you need to address […]

  • Soundproofing a Door with Door Seals

    We get calls and emails all the time regarding how to block sound through walls, ceilings, floors, and windows, yet it surprises me how often doors tend to get overlooked. You can add all the layers of mass-loaded vinyl and gypsum to your wall that you want to, but if you have even a 1% […]

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    Soundproofing a Garage

    For this project, we are soundproofing a garage to create a music rehearsal space.  We converted a 20’x20′ garage into two L-shaped spaces. The front portion of the space with the garage doors is a workshop and the other half is a music rehearsal / recording space. The rehearsal space requires soundproofing to avoid disturbing […]

  • Block Your Backyard Noise With a Noise Reduction Fence

    Block Your Backyard Noise With a Noise Reduction Fence

    Exterior noise and sound can be quite irritating, whether in a residential or commercial area.  Noise sources can come from neighboring homes, traffic noise, pool pumps, HVAC equipment, and nearby commercial spaces. If the sound cannot be completely isolated within an enclosure,  a sound barrier can be inserted into the direct path of the sound. […]

  • Soundproofing a Band Rehearsal Space

    I am a guitar player and have played in various bands steadily now for over twenty years. From garages, sheds, basements, studios, and even dedicated music rooms, I’ve rehearsed in all the usual places that bands tend to use for their practice spaces. I’ve always gravitated towards bands that play more of the harder varieties of rock […]

  • Soundproofing a Classroom with AlphaSorb Fabric Wrapped Panels

    Soundproofing a Classroom

    Good acoustics play an important role in the effectiveness of instructional spaces. Classrooms with excessive noise reverberation make it difficult for students to understand what is being taught. Children with learning disabilities have a far more difficult time paying attention to their teacher, which is neither good for the student or the rest of the […]

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    How to Soundproof a Window

    PROBLEM: SOUND & NOISE PASSING THROUGH AN EXISTING WINDOW SOLUTION: SOUNDPROOF THE WINDOW Quite often we get calls to soundproof a window. Our customers have issues with sound from traffic & highway noise, neighbors, barking dogs, HVAC and other machinery, etc. coming into a residential or commercial space. Typically, the compliant is that sound is coming in through […]