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.

  • Full Coverage Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Baffles and Clouds

    Acoustic baffles and clouds are like acoustic wall panels, except they don’t go on the wall. Baffles are suspended vertically from the ceiling and clouds are suspended horizontally.   Having acoustical treatment above the noise source is important because sound waves are not only reflected from side to side between walls, but off the ceiling […]

  • Studio Acoustics: How to Treat Recording and Live Rooms

    Ideal acoustics for a studio 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 […]

  • Palme Middle East Highlights and Upcoming Trade Shows

    Last week Acoustical Solutions, Inc. attended Palme Middle East, the region’s longest standing trade event for the professional sound, light, audio visual, music, entertainment and systems integration industries. Located in Dubai, one of the seven principalities that make up the United Arab Emerites, the Palme Show features over 200 exhibitors and 800 brands. We were excited […]

  • Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church - End wall AlphaSorb wall panels added to reduce flutter echo from parallel walls.

    Church Acoustics: Reducing Echo and Improving Speech Intelligibility in Worship Facilities

    One of the most common places you will find acoustical treatment is in worship facilities. Why? Because they almost always need it. Churches and fellowship halls are usually huge spaces with very large, blank parallel walls and vast angular ceilings.  This is a recipe for a long reverberation time (the time it takes for a […]

  • This Earth Day, Don't Forget Noise Pollution

    What is Noise Pollution? The traditional definition of noise is “unwanted or disturbing sound”. Sound becomes unwanted when it either interferes with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts or diminishes one’s quality of life. Noise induced stress can cause headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and irritability. Noise is the number one cause of neighborhood dissatisfaction, […]

  • How it's Made: AcoustiArt Printed Sound Absorbing Panels

    At the end of last year Acoustical Solutions added AcoustiArt Sound Absorbing Panels to our online inventory. These are acoustic wall panels with all the noise reduction capability of the highest quality acoustical treatment, but are customized with graphics or photos of any variety. While we had been making them per request for a while, […]

  • Egg Cartons Get Egg on Their Face in Acoustics Test

    So, if you’ve spend much time at all in the Acoustics Industry, sooner or later you are going to hear this:  “Well we could just put some egg cartons on the walls to treat the room.”  Not exactly.  Well, you could, but your studio or home theater will look like a recycling center and not […]

  • Find Eggs, Win Cash for Easter Candy (or whatever else you want)!

    It’s as easy as that! We want you to see who our clients are and the different acoustical treatments we provide. We also want you to tell your friends. Visit our Facebook or Pinterest page to start your egg hunt today!                                       

  • New Prints and Shapes: Artful Noise Reduction

    Traditionally, acoustical treatment has been made with functionality in mind, aesthetics taking a backseat. The way we think about and use noise control products, however, has changed and this movement is reflected in the range of artistic acoustical products now available. A popular trend at the moment is adding images to acoustical wall panels. What […]

  • Sustainable Series Acoustical Products: Earning LEED credits and Greening Buildings

    For years Acoustical Solutions, Inc. has offered products that help businesses earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. This year, however, we set out to offer a cohesive line that takes advantage of all recyclable and sustainable materials available, earning more credits and easing the decision of builders to choose green products. “We […]