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.

  • Reducing Noise in Clay’s Cafe: Glenna’s Story

    Restaurants and Cafes can be a great place to meet up for food and conversation – but not if it’s too loud to hear your neighbor. In Clay’s Cafe, AcoustiArt Panels are reducing noise while improving the look of the business: “The dining room at Clay’s was carpeted until March of last year when we […]

  • Classroom Acoustics: Multilingual and Hearing Impaired Students

    Classroom Acoustics: Multilingual and Hearing Impaired Students

    The oldest bilingual school in the East Bay, Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley in Berkeley, California, instructs students in a number of languages and provides an environment where children from preschool through eighth grade are cared for, stimulated, and challenged. When you cannot understand what the instructor is saying, however, it is difficult to teach in […]

  • Virginia Arts Recording: Studio Acoustic Treatment

    What do you do after a leak damages your equipment and facility? Take the opportunity to rethink and perfect your studio acoustic treatment. At least, that’s what the management at Virginia Arts Recording did. “Other companies we spoke with were willing to do the job, but Acoustical Solutions was the only one that was willing […]

  • Reducing Dining Room Echo: Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club

    This week we received feedback from Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club in Centerville, Massachusetts – a facility we recently worked with improving dining room acoustics. Acoustical Solutions Rep Aaron Duncan: “Mr. Bob Hurley called me a few months back with a sound issue in a moderately sized event and gathering hall for the Wequaquet Lake Yacht […]

  • 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 – […]

  • Acoustical Solutions Creates THX Certified Mixing Room

    Liberty’s THX Mixing Room One of the most coveted facilities in Liberty University’s Cinematic Arts Center is the THX certified mixing room- the only THX certified dubbing stage in an institution world-wide. This mixing room required many acoustical consideration to become THX certified. Proper acoustical treatment preventing transmission of foreign sound into the room, as […]

  • Acoustical Solutions Panels Make Travel + Leisure’s Most Romantic Restaurants List

    ASI Sales Rep Aaron Duncan recently helped design acoustical treatment for Sotto 13, a new Italian restaurant located in New York City. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Acoustical Solutions was notified that the eatery made Leisure + Design’s list of ‘Most Romantic Restaurants in America’ – Way to go Aaron! Here is what ASI’s […]

  • 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 […]