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David Watkinson

  • Soundproofing on Ceiling of Large Room

    The Ultimate Guide to Soundproofing a Ceiling

    When customers reach out to me because they have a space at work or at home that needs to be soundproofed and their budget is limited, I always suggest starting with the ceiling. Folks are often surprised, but the truth is, a ton of sound passes through ceilings. That can include airborne sounds like music […] Read More »

  • AlphaSorb Series 300 Round Polyester Acoustic Cloud

    What are Acoustic Ceiling Clouds?

    Introduction Acoustic Ceiling Clouds are sound absorbing materials that are suspended from a ceiling and reduce unwanted echo and reverberation in a room. What are Acoustic Ceiling Clouds? Acoustic Ceiling Clouds are suspended from a ceiling or other structure. They can be made from fabric wrapped panels, foam, perforated metal, polyester, or other materials. Hanging […] Read More »

  • Soundproofing Small, Loud Machines

    Some Assembly Required The reality of it is, Acoustical Solutions focuses on correcting noise problems for whole rooms, large industrial equipment, or broader scopes in general. But what if you have a small thing in your garage like a Air Compressor, Electrical Generator, or whatever—and it’s just obnoxiously loud to you? We really don’t have a […] Read More »

  • What is Impact Insulation Class (IIC)?

    Introduction Soundproofing floor underlayments can help to structurally isolate the top layer of the floor from the rest of the components. This essentially ‘short-circuits’ the sound and vibration, keeping it from passing through the completed assembly. These materials are used to build what is commonly referred to as a ‘floating floor.’ Soundproofing floor underlayments can […] Read More »

  • Michigan Home Studio utilizing sound diffusers in a home studio.

    Studio Acoustics: Treat Recording and Live Rooms

    Introduction Studio acoustics 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 on it […] Read More »