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.

  • Acoustical Solutions Designed for the Eye Arrive at NAB Show

    (RICHMOND, VA) May 19, 2014 – Studio acoustics is an aspect of production that every broadcast engineer and technician must consider for the capture of high quality audio and to complete successful projects for TV and radio. While historically much of the acoustical treatment used in broadcasting facilities prioritizes function over form, the recent demand for visually pleasing treatment […]

  • Soundproofing an Interior Window

    Many business don’t own, but rent, their office space. This can cause a headache when modification of the facility is needed to suit the organization’s changing needs, but isn’t allowed by the landlord. This was the case with a clinical social worker who rented a small office space in a great location. There was originally a receptionist’s […]

  • Soundproofing a Computer Lab

    North Carolina State University’s lab and office space in the engineering department had very low speech intelligibility making it difficult to hold conferences and classes. The problem was a long RT60, or reverberation time. Soundproofing a computer lab against this noise issue requires sound absorbing materials like acoustical wall panels. PolySorpt Indoor Outdoor Acoustic Panels were installed […]

  • Acoustical Solutions Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Giving Back

    RICHMOND, VA (March 25, 2014) – In 1989 Michael Binns created Acoustical Solutions, Inc., and left behind a career in the recording industry. He had the experience and drive to provide complete solutions to people seeking sound control and noise management. The team of founding employees knew that no single product would provide the total solution, so they […]

  • Reduce Outdoor Noise with a Sound Blocking Fence

    Reduce Outdoor Noise with a Sound Blocking Fence

    As it gets warmer and people emerge from their winter hibernation into the summer sun, noise always becomes an issue. This is especially true when it comes to backyard noise in residential neighborhoods. The source of the noise can be cookouts, pool pumps, air conditioning units, young children, or number of other things. Regardless of […]

  • AcoustiArt Printed Acoustical Panels for a Home Office

    AcoustiArt Printed Acoustical Panels for a Home Office

    Our Architectural Rep Ryan Colton recently helped a customer create this collage of AcoustiArt Acoustic Panel for his home office. The panels lower sound intensity in the space and look great. What do you think? Leave your comments below!  

  • Soundproofing a Cafeteria

    The cafeteria at Bellevue Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia had a huge problem – the large basement space was all brick and concrete parallel surfaces, with little to absorb the chatter of students and clattering of lunch trays. Noise was such an issue that it caused stress for students and staff, and sound even traveled down hallways […]

  • What is a Cloud Acoustical Panel?

    . Acoustical Panels can be mounted in various ways to meet your design and needs. Typically wall-mounted, Acoustical Panels can also be mounted directly on the ceiling, or suspended from the ceiling, like a Cloud. The benefit of using the Cloud mounting option is that it makes the Acoustical Panels more efficient at absorbing sound. […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to Install Acoustical Panels in 5 Minutes

    We hear from a lot of small business owners and homeowners interested in installing acoustical panels to improve the sound in their space, and one of the first questions they ask is: Will you install them for me? Absolutely we will! If… you live anywhere near our corporate office. We will drive over there and […]