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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.

  • 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 you cannot completely isolate the sound within an enclosure, insert a sound barrier into the direct path of the sound to block […] Read More »

  • 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 […] Read More »

  • Ecole Bilingue De Berkley – Multi-color AlphaSorb® Anchorage wall panel configuration in the classroom for good acoustics.

    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 the lessons. Children with learning disabilities have a far more difficult time paying attention to their teacher. This is neither good for the student or the rest of the class. Soundproofing […] Read More »

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    Soundproofing a Window

    Quite often we get calls about soundproofing 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 complaint is that sound is coming in through the existing windows. Soundproofing a window helps provide to reduce […] Read More »

  • Old Mill Kennel

    Soundproofing a Dog Kennel

    Soundproofing a Dog Kennel has benefits for both humans and the dogs. It reduces ear fatigue for the humans and reduces stress for the dogs (which causes them to bark less). A typical dog kennel has painted block walls, an epoxy coated floor and a painted open truss metal ceiling. All these surfaces are used […] Read More »

  • Open office plan, call center using Sonex Contour Ceiling Tiles by Pinta Acoustic, Inc. in standard grid.

    Suspended Ceiling Treatments

    Suspended ceiling treatments are essential to office acoustics. We will cover how they relate to several office related noise problems and how suspended ceiling treatments can help. While this article is geared towards office applications, please note that many of these principles can also be applied to school classrooms, commercial spaces, and residential applications. Drop […] Read More »

  • Iso-Step® Floor Underlayment - Roll out and lay the Iso-Step into the adhesive bond.

    Soundproofing a Floor

    Soundproofing a floor requires addressing the issue of impact noise. Impact noise is a structure-borne sound created when two objects collide. This impact energy creates vibrations that resonate through the materials in the structure. Most people think of this as “neighbor noise” from someone walking on the floor above or other activities. Utilize an acoustic […] Read More »

  • Agati Furniture - Open office plan using red AlphaSorb® panels and Sonex® Whisperwave® Clouds in ceiling.

    Solving Office Noise: Business and Commercial Acoustics

    Introduction Quality business and commercial acoustics are an important factor in high productivity and a stress-free work environment. Open office layouts seem to be all the rage these days and many companies seem to be drawn to the look of re-purposing old warehouses, factory areas, and other large format commercial building designs into large, expansive […] Read More »