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Steve Snider

  • AlphaSorb Designer Premium Acoustic Felt Wall Panels installed on an office wall

    The 3 Best Acoustic Panels for Home Studios in 2023

    In 2022, home studios became more popular than ever! Traditional instrument and vocal recording studios continue to be a popular hobby and professional endeavor, but the exponential growth of podcasting and electronic music production have caused demand for home and professional studios alike to really surge. The beauty of podcasting and electronic music production is […] Read More »

  • Barrel Sound Diffuser used in a music room to preserve music clarity.

    What is Sound Diffusion?

    Introduction Sound Diffusion is the act of evenly spreading sound waves throughout a space. This is typically achieved by using sound diffusers, acoustic diffusers, wood sound diffusers, audio diffusers, or sound diffuser panels. When a sound wave strikes a flat, even surface it bounces off that surface at the angle in which it hit. This […] Read More »

  • Blocking Sound Icon

    What is Soundproofing?

    Introduction Soundproofing is the act of eliminating sound transfer from one space to another. Soundproofing involves adding mass and density to a shared boundary to create sonic separation. Soundproof walls, doors, windows, floors and even ceilings are becoming an essential part of our modern world. Whether it’s a soundproof window insert, soundproof interior door, soundproof […] Read More »

  • AudioSeal® Mass Loaded Vinyl Sound Barrier

    What is Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV)?

    Introduction Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) is used almost everywhere to assist in blocking sound — walls, ceilings, doors, windows, machines, interior or exterior, and commercial or residential applications. As you will learn, MLV takes many shapes and forms to easily add mass to sound-blocking assemblies and products. What is Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV)? In its […] Read More »

  • Whisperwave® Ribbon Sound Baffles were installed in this conference room to improve the speech ineligibility as well as add an element of design.

    What are Ceiling Sound Baffles?

    Introduction Acoustical ceiling treatment is sometimes the only way to address noise issues within certain spaces. If the space is a large, open area with not a lot of wall surface available for acoustical treatment, ceiling sound baffles can be the most effective option. Similarly, even if the room is small but is getting sound […] Read More »

  • Game Room Acoustics: AcoustiArt Cuts Billiards Noise

    Game Room Acoustics: Acoustic Art Cuts Billiards Noise

    So, you’ve finally done it—you have your game room! Your dedicated man cave with your billiards table is classy, fun, and LOUD. Well that was the case with Greg, anyway. The Game Room Acoustical Solutions Rep Steve Snider was spending time with his good friend and playing a game of pool when he noticed something […] 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 »

  • 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 […] Read More »