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  • WhisperWave Clouds and Baffles allow you to utilize both sides of the Acoustical Panel.

    What is a Cloud Acoustical Panel?

    Acoustical Panels can be mounted in various ways to meet your design and needs. Typically wall-mounted, Acoustical Panels can also be mounted directly on the ceiling, or suspended from the ceiling, like a Cloud. The benefit of using the Cloud mounting option is that it makes the Acoustical Panels more efficient at absorbing sound. Typically, […]

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    Office Acoustics 101: Taming Office Noise

    Open office layouts seem to be all the rage these days.  Many companies (especially those in the tech industry) seem to be drawn into the look of re-purposing old warehouses, factory areas, and other large format commercial building designs into large, expansive office environments.  And why not, after all, they usually look great and bridge the […]

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    Noise Reduction in Open Public Spaces

    My wife and I were sitting at the bar at one of our favorite brunch spots last Sunday and during our conversation she turned to me and told me to stop shouting in her ear. This of course led to me speaking more softly in my normal speaking voice and she told me to stop […]

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    Sound Barrier & Sound Blocking Basics

    Blocking sound transmission requires materials that are mass loaded, dense and/or resilient.  These are then used in the construction assembly of a wall, floor or ceiling. Blocking sound can be achieved through the use of the materials outlined in this post.  Most of these methods will pertain to blocking sound for wall applications, however the same principles […]

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    Acousti-Art Acoustical Panels In A Seminary

    Introduction: Acoustical Panels can be used in a variety of applications. They can be mounted on the walls and ceiling, and are highly customizable. Read on to see just one successful use of Acoustical Panels and see how great they can look! Introducing: The “Cocktail Effect“. You’ve heard it before. You’re out to dinner. The […]

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    Acoustical Foam for Office Ceilings

    Acoustical foam can be direct mounted to a ceiling to improve office acoustics. Today’s dynamic office environments pose new challenges in the realm of acoustics. To maintain a collaborative work environment, many new office spaces tend to be planned as open spaces, without boundaries to separate colleagues. This does help improve teamwork, but if the […]

  • Acoustic Testing: Computer Modeling vs. Real World Accuracy

    For anyone that is interested in the accuracy of different testing methods (computer modeling vs. real world accuracy) for determining the STC of a wall assembly, Sound & Vibration Magazine has an article in its December 2014 issue. It covers the testing comparison of the different methods, using four types of wall assemblies. A very interesting note […]

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    Whisperwave Clouds at UVA OpenGrounds

    The OpenGrounds facility at the University of Virginia was designed as a collaborative meeting and workspace for faculty and student groups. William Sherman, the architect behind the renovation of the building knew that a space with high ceilings and an open layout like this one, needed to have acoustics taken into consideration. Large gatherings, open […]

  • Acoustical Solutions Designed for the Eye Arrive at NAB Show

    (RICHMOND, VA) May 19, 2014 – Studio acoustics is an aspect of production that every broadcast engineer and technician must consider for the capture of high quality audio and to complete successful projects for TV and radio. While historically much of the acoustical treatment used in broadcasting facilities prioritizes function over form, the recent demand for visually pleasing treatment […]

  • Quick Solutions: Soundproofing an Interior Window

    Many business don’t own, but rent, their office space. This can cause a headache when modification of the facility is needed to suit the organization’s changing needs, but isn’t allowed by the landlord. This was the case with a clinical social worker who rented a small office space in a great location. There was originally a receptionist’s […]