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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.

  • Mission Valley Aquatics improved the acoustics for their indoor pool with a combination of AlphaEnviro® PVC Acoustic Panels and Baffles.

    What are Sound Baffles?

    Introduction Large open spaces often suffer from poor sound quality. These areas can be noisy, difficult to concentrate in, or even create unsafe working conditions. Auditoriums, gymnasiums, open offices, restaurants, warehouses, and industrial facilities are just a few of the types of projects and places where this is common. By solving the issue of noise […] Read More »

  • Guilford of Maine Palette Fabric

    What is Acoustic Fabric?

    Introduction We use acoustic (or acoustical) fabric in a variety of ways here at Acoustical Solutions. If you are looking for a fabric to wrap your Acoustical Panels or to cover speakers and amplifiers, we have a multitude of fabric options. We primarily use Guilford of Maine Fabrics for our standard panels but are not […] Read More »

  • sound barrier wall

    What are Soundproof Walls?

    Introduction Who wants to be writing and listening to your coworker in the next room talking to someone? Distractions are everywhere and sound definitely ranks high for most people, whether they are working or trying to enjoy a book or another conversation. Soundproof walls are important in many types of areas such as Commercial Spaces, […] Read More »

  • Blocking Sound Icon

    What is Soundproofing?

    Introduction Soundproofing is the act of eliminating sound transfer from one space to another. Soundproofing involves adding mass and density to a shared boundary to create sonic separation. Soundproof walls, doors, windows, floors and even ceilings are becoming an essential part of our modern world. Whether it’s a soundproof window insert, soundproof interior door, soundproof […] Read More »

  • PrivacyShield® Dual-Sided Absorptive Soundproofing Blanket

    What are Soundproof Blankets?

    Introduction Acoustic Blankets have may uses. They are manufactured in two typical configurations: sound blankets that absorb sound to reduce noise reflections as well as absorber-barrier combination blankets that both absorb and block sound. They can be used as industrial enclosures to quiet down a piece of equipment, or mounted direct to wall to help […] Read More »

  • PrivacyShield® Window Seal Kit

    What are Soundproof Windows?

    Introduction With the increased number of people doing business at home we are getting more and more requests regarding window noise. Windows can also be an issue for getting the proper amount of rest at night. Window noise can be something that affects work performance, sleep, stress levels, and in some cases overall quality of […] Read More »

  • Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound - 28 oz. Tubes

    What is Green Glue?

    Introduction Contrary to its name, Green Glue is not an adhesive but rather a unique noise-proofing product that can be used for both renovations and new construction projects. Sold in either cases of 12 tubes or 5-gallon pails, Green Glue helps block sound transmission in common soundproofing assemblies. Green Glue’s versatility and ease of use […] Read More »

  • Acoustic Door Seal Kit - 170-1 (not to scale)

    What are Soundproof Doors?

    Introduction Noise transference between spaces can be a tough issue to solve. Even with a beefed-up wall assembly, sound will always take the path of least resistance. Typically, that path is through small openings around doors which can cause up to 50% of the sound to escape. This can be frustrating for anyone seeking privacy […] Read More »