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.
What are Bass Traps?
Introduction Bass Traps reduce reverberation (echo) and standing low frequency waves in various spaces such as recording studios, listening rooms, or home theaters. In those spaces it is important for the room to not color the sound of a recorded track. Acoustic Bass Traps are made of either foam or fiberglass and can be purchased […] Read More »
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 »
What are Sound Baffles?
Introduction Large open spaces often suffer from poor sound quality. These areas can be noisy, difficult to concentrate in, or even create unsafe working conditions. Auditoriums, gymnasiums, open offices, restaurants, warehouses, and industrial facilities are just a few of the types of projects and places where this is common. By solving the issue of noise […] Read More »
What is Acoustic Fabric?
Introduction We use acoustic (or acoustical) fabric in a variety of ways here at Acoustical Solutions. If you are looking for a fabric to wrap your Acoustical Panels or to cover speakers and amplifiers, we have a multitude of fabric options. We primarily use Guilford of Maine Fabrics for our standard panels but are not […] Read More »
What are Soundproof Blankets?
Introduction Acoustic Blankets have may uses. They are manufactured in two typical configurations: sound blankets that absorb sound to reduce noise reflections as well as absorber-barrier combination blankets that both absorb and block sound. They can be used as industrial enclosures to quiet down a piece of equipment, or mounted direct to wall to help […] Read More »
Acoustic Panels - Melamine Foam Panels (MFPs)
When it comes to pre-manufactured acoustic panels, there are many options. Fabric wrapped, polyester, Expanded Polypropylene (E.P.P), wood fiber, foam, cotton, and metal are all common acoustic panels. Melamine Foam Panels (MFP) are Class A fire rated, extremely versatile, and can be used in more environments than most all other acoustic panels. Stay Away from the […] Read More »
What are Acoustic Sound Absorbing Panels?
Introduction We have all experienced being in a space that’s so noisy, it’s nearly impossible to hold a conversation. Acoustic sound absorbing panels, (typically referred to as acoustic panels,) are used for sound reduction and reverberation control. They help improve speech clarity, allowing everyone in the space to communicate more effectively. They are a great […] Read More »
Acoustic Panels for a Place of Worship
Introduction Finding the right acoustic panels for a place of worship is a common problem. Clarity of sound is paramount here, and these buildings are always in desperate need of it, but the look and feel of the space is just as important. High ceilings, open layouts, and many large, exposed windows and walls are […] Read More »