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.

  • Soundproofing a Computer Lab

    North Carolina State University’s lab and office space in the engineering department had very low speech intelligibility making it difficult to hold conferences and classes. The problem was a long RT60, or reverberation time. Soundproofing a computer lab against this noise issue requires sound absorbing materials like acoustical wall panels. PolySorpt Indoor Outdoor Acoustic Panels were installed […]

  • AcoustiArt Printed Acoustical Panels for a Home Office

    AcoustiArt Printed Acoustical Panels for a Home Office

    Our Architectural Rep Ryan Colton recently helped a customer create this collage of AcoustiArt Acoustic Panel for his home office. The panels lower sound intensity in the space and look great. What do you think? Leave your comments below!  

  • What is a Cloud Acoustical Panel?

    . Acoustical Panels can be mounted in various ways to meet your design and needs. Typically wall-mounted, Acoustical Panels can also be mounted directly on the ceiling, or suspended from the ceiling, like a Cloud. The benefit of using the Cloud mounting option is that it makes the Acoustical Panels more efficient at absorbing sound. […]

  • Recording Artist Gift Guide

    Recording Artist Gift Guide Our top 4 gift ideas for the recording artists, musicians, and audiophiles on your list: 1. GREEN GLUE SOUNDPROOFING COMPOUND All audiophiles who work or play from home wish for one thing: a more soundproof space. Thrill them (and their neighbors) by gifting Green Glue Soundproofing Compound. Green Glue is a […]

  • 3 Reasons AcoustiArt™ is Perfect for Medical Facilities

    There’s been a lot of talk about acoustics and noise level in the healthcare industry lately. Medical offices and hospitals are implementing new noise reduction programs which include retrofitting with architectural acoustics, white noise, new paging systems, and more reminders to use hushed voices. These programs have had great success in improving patient satisfaction. We […]

  • AECOM's Acoustical Blanket Enclosure

    AECOM’s new industrial operation in New Jersey included machinery that was a little too loud for employee safety and comfort. Acoustical Solutions Rep Ryan Larkin worked with client Adam P. to design and install an acoustical blanket enclosure within a short time frame. “We talked about a complete track system enclosure with a double track […]

  • Custom Acoustic Foam Ceiling For Kids With Learning Differences

    Acoustical Solutions Rep Kevin McIver recently worked with a private independent school that serves children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. The room is a Physical Education Classroom that is always filled with a lot of movement and noise. All the parallel, bare surfaces however, created a high reverberation time and echo that amplified […]

  • Game Room Acoustics: AcoustiArt™ 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. Acoustical Solutions Rep Matt Boughan was spending time with his good friend and playing a game of pool when he noticed something was […]

  • 5 Reasons to use PolyPhon™ Polyester Acoustical Panels on Your Project

    Here is why PolyPhon™ Polyester Acoustical Panels are the next generation of acoustical treatment: 1. They are environmentally friendly. The panels are made from 100% polyester (60% PET-recycled fiber and 40% PET-virgin fiber) and are 100% recyclable. PolyPhon™ Panels offer many environmental advantages over the traditional sound absorption panel, such as: Formaldehyde free No binding […]

  • How to Soundproof: Acoustic Foam Does Not Block Sound

    This title says it all, basically. I explain that acoustic foam does not block sound about 5 times a day to prospective customers wanting to know how to soundproof. The question invariably  comes back, “Why not? Then what the heck is it used for?” It’s not that I’m trying to ruin anyone’s day here – […]