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.
How to Soundproof a Rooftop Ventilation System
We recently received a question about how to soundproof a rooftop ventilation system. There is no stock solution, unfortunately. It’s impractical for any company to stock soundproofing enclosures for every piece of noisy equipment. The differences in ventilation requirements, size, and ease of access make this impossible. These soundproof enclosures can, however, be made custom […] Read More »
Office DIY: Acoustical Partition
Bryan S. recently contacted Acoustical Solutions for help with a noise issue in his office control room. His shared workspace in Florida didn’t allow for much privacy, and sound traveled so easily that it was difficult for more than one person to be on the phone at a time. Adding to the problem were bare […] Read More »
Acoustic Art Printed Acoustical Wall Panels are Perfect for the Office
In 2015, we introduced our Printed Acoustical Wall Panels, and orders have been rushing through our warehouse and into commercial offices faster than we can count! The increasing number of open office plans have created a lack of speech privacy and increased distraction. High noise levels in the working environment have facility managers embracing the […] Read More »
What is Reverberation?
It can make the best guitar player sound better, but it can also destroy speech intelligibility to the point of ruining any type of live performance. Certain spaces, namely orchestra and symphony halls, need the right amount of it ... but not too much, and not too little. "It" is reverberation. Read More »
Interview Room Sound Transmission and Reverberation Issues
From privacy to sound quality, sound and noise issues in an interview room are very important. Privacy issues arise when sound transfers between two spaces. Poor quality recordings are a result of echo and reverberation in the room. Below we’ll tell you how to effectively fight these soundproofing and noise control issues. Blocking Sound Transmission […] Read More »
Acoustical Treatment in Wineries
Soundproofing and noise control are an important but often overlooked aspects of facility management. This is especially true in wineries where excess noise can destroy the laid-back ambiance. We’ve treated spaces in wineries ranging from tasting rooms to large event halls and restaurants. Each time we get the same response: “Why didn’t we do this […] Read More »
What is Sound Absorption?
Introduction Maybe your neighbor told you that you needed sound absorption panels in your home theater, and you didn’t want to ask. Or maybe you have a big echoey office with lots of people working in it and the boss told you to go buy some sound absorption and then jetted off to Tahiti without […] Read More »
Studio Acoustics: Treat Recording and Live Rooms
Introduction Studio acoustics is probably one of the most complicated subjects for any article covering acoustics. The reason for this is that there are so many different points to consider, such as: Room size and shape Need for sound isolation Dual purpose rooms requiring variable acoustics Personal preferences Budget constraints And on and on it […] Read More »