The Sound Advice Blog


  • PrivacyShield® Noise Insulation Class (NIC)

    How to soundproof an office for speech privacy

    The Problem: Since offices, conference rooms and patient exam rooms are typically built with economy in mind, they do not provide speech privacy.  Keeping sensitive information and conversations private requires a construction assembly intentionally designed to block sound from one space to another. Human Resource issues require discussions to be private.  Company strategies may need […] Read More »

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    IAC Acoustics appoints Acoustical Solutions Exclusive Representative

    IAC appoints Acoustical Solutions Exclusive Representative for Mid-Atlantic, GA and TX All Industrial and Architectural Products Richmond. VA – February 21, 2017 – IAC Acoustics is a leading manufacturer of metal acoustical and noise control products and solutions serving the industrial, commercial, architectural, and construction industries, today announced the appointment of Acoustical Solutions as their […] Read More »

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    Soundproofing a Floor

    Soundproofing a floor requires addressing the issue of impact noise. Impact noise is a structure borne sound created when two objects collide. This impact energy creates vibrations that resonate through the materials in the structure. It also creates airborne sound that travels through the air. This is often realized in the real world as a ‘neighbor […] Read More »

  • Heard Island Expedition Acoustic Blankets

    AQFA-10 Blankets at work on the Heard Island Expedition

    On March 1, 2016, the Heard Island Expedition Team boards a flight for Cape Town, South Africa. Their ultimate destination is Heard Island, where they plan to carry out a variety of tasks related to the study of climate change. In the fall of 2015, we were contacted by their crew to discuss this expedition. […] Read More »

  • AlphaSorb® QS Acoustic Panel

    New Noise Control Kits for Broadcast and Recording Studios!

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

  • Soundproofing a Door with Door Seals

    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. You can add all the layers of mass-loaded vinyl and gypsum to your wall that you want to, but if you have even a 1% […] 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 the sound cannot be completely isolated within an enclosure,  a sound barrier can be inserted into the direct path of the sound. […] 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 what is being taught. Children with learning disabilities have a far more difficult time paying attention to their teacher, which is neither good for the student or the rest of the […] 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 »