The Sound Advice Blog

Sound Absorption

Spaces that create an echo, or are noisy even when very little sound is being made, need sound absorptive materials. These spaces are probably large, open, or have many hard surfaces. Absorptive treatments will help contain sound energy rather than reflect it, lowering reverberation.

  • 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. 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. The research team was looking for an […] Read More »

  • AlphaSorb® QS Acoustic Panel

    New Noise Control Kits for Broadcast and Recording Studios!

    We are very excited to introduce a new line of Acoustic Panel Kits. The noise control kits are designed for echo and reverberation control. Commonly, they are used in broadcast studios, recording studios, listening rooms and control rooms. The kits are now available in models to fit almost any size room. These easy to use […] 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 the lessons. Children with learning disabilities have a far more difficult time paying attention to their teacher. This is neither good for the student or the rest of the class. Soundproofing […] Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Suspended Ceiling Treatments

    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 »