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.

  • 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 »

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    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 »

  • Office Acoustics 101: Taming Office Noise

    Open office layouts seem to be all the rage these days.  Many companies (especially those in the tech industry) seem to be drawn into the look of re-purposing old warehouses, factory areas, and other large format commercial building designs into large, expansive office environments.  And why not, after all, they usually look great and bridge the […] Read More »

  • Noise Reduction in Open Public Spaces

    My wife and I were sitting at the bar at one of our favorite brunch spots last Sunday. During our conversation, she turned to me and told me to stop shouting in her ear. This, of course, led to me speaking more softly in my normal speaking voice. She told me to stop joking around […] Read More »

  • Acousti-Art Acoustical Panels In A Seminary

    Introduction: Acoustical Panels can be used in a variety of applications. They can be mounted on the walls and ceiling and are highly customizable. Read on to see just one successful use of Acoustical Panels and see how great they can look! Introducing: The “Cocktail Effect.” You’ve heard it before. You’re out to dinner. The […] Read More »

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    Acoustical Foam for Office Ceilings

    Acoustical foam for office ceilings can dramatically improve an office environment. Simply mount acoustical foam directly to a ceiling to improve office acoustics.   Today’s dynamic office environments pose new challenges in the realm of acoustics.  To maintain a collaborative work environment, many new office spaces are open spaces, without boundaries to separate colleagues. This […] Read More »

  • Acoustic Testing: Computer Modeling vs. Real World Accuracy

    For anyone that is interested in the accuracy of different methods of acoustic testing (computer modeling vs. real world accuracy) for determining the STC of a wall assembly, Sound & Vibration Magazine has an article in its December 2014 issue. It covers the testing comparison of the different methods, using four types of wall assemblies. A very […] Read More »

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    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. Historically, much of the acoustical treatment used in broadcasting facilities prioritizes function over form. The recent demand for visually pleasing treatment by […] Read More »

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    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. They worked […] Read More »