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.

  • 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. Typically, […]

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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? What the heck is it used for?” It’s not that I’m trying to ruin anyone’s day here – I […]

  • Verisk Health AcoustiArt Panels depicting Richmond area landmarks.

    AcoustiArt Printed Acoustical Wall Panels are Perfect for the Office

    Last year we introduced our AcoustiArt Printed Acoustical Wall Panels, and orders have been rushing through our warehouse and into commercial offices faster than we can count! The increasing number of open office plans have created a lack of speech privacy and increased distraction. High noise levels in the working environment have facility managers embracing […]

  • NBC's Today Show Discusses the Rising Noise Level in Restaurants

    “The increasing noise in restaurants, sometimes as loud as a jackhammer or lawnmower, has critics and patrons frustrated – prompting restaurant owners to take action to make conversation while dining more comfortable. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports” We were very excited to see this spot on the Today Show yesterday morning. Not only are loud restaurants […]

  • AcoustiWall Fabric Stretch System in a large worship facility.

    The Basics: Acoustic Treatment Design for a Worship Space

    From the contemporary design stage to installation Worship facilities are among the most common to use acoustical treatment—because these buildings are almost always in desperate need of it. Obviously, houses of worship are used for sermons and gatherings where speech intelligibility is critical, as well as live and recorded musical performances. Therefore reverberation must be […]

  • Thanksgiving Acoustics: Cutting Crowded Kitchen Clatter

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and to most Americans this means two things: Spending time with family and friends while reflecting on everything we have to be thankful for. FOOD. (*Your grandma’s pumpkin pie might, in fact, be what you are thankful for.) With such a heavy focus on food during this Thanksgiving season, […]