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.

  • AlphaSorb® QS Acoustic Panel

    New Noise Control Kits for Broadcast and Recording Studios!

    We are very excited to introduce a new line of Acoustic Panel Kits. The noise control kits are designed for echo and reverberation control. Commonly, broadcast studios, recording studios, listening rooms and control rooms use these kits. The kits are now available in models to fit almost any size room. These easy to use noise […] Read More »

  • Soundproofing a Door

    We get calls and emails all the time regarding how to block sound through walls, ceilings, floors, and windows, yet it surprises me how often doors tend to get overlooked. Soundproofing a door with door seals is an important aspect to soundproofing a room. You can add all the layers of mass-loaded vinyl and gypsum […] Read More »

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    Soundproofing a Garage

    For this project, we are soundproofing a garage to create a music rehearsal space.  We converted a 20’x 20′ garage into two L-shaped spaces. The front portion of the space with the garage doors is a workshop and the other half is a music rehearsal / recording space. The rehearsal space requires soundproofing to avoid […] Read More »

  • 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 of rock […] Read More »

  • Soundproofing a Classroom with AlphaSorb® Fabric Wrapped Panels

    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 compliant is that sound is coming in through the existing windows. Soundproofing a window helps provide to reduce distracting […] Read More »

  • Soundproofing a Church Sanctuary

    Soundproofing a Church Sanctuary

    Soundproofing a church sanctuary can be a challenging process. You must balance the acoustics of the spoken word, the choir, and live musical content. The contemporary worship service space has provided new challenges to the design community; from the architect’s original design, all the way to the sound mixer’s ability to present a clear and […] Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Suspended Ceiling Treatments

    Office Acoustics 101: Suspended Ceiling Treatments

    Welcome to another edition of Office Acoustics 101.  Last time we talked about Taming Office Noise in an open office environment. Today we’ll tackle the subject of drop tile ceilings and suspended ceiling treatments. We will cover how they relate to several office related noise problems and how suspended ceiling treatments can help. While this […] Read More »