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Sound Diffusion

Diffusion occurs when acoustic energy is scattered in many directions by a complex surface. Diffusion is an excellent complement to sound absorption in performance spaces and sound studios because it won’t remove sound energy from the room, but will reduce standing waves and echo caused by direct reflections.

  • How to Reduce Noise in Open Floor Plan Spaces with Soundproofing

    How to Effectively Reduce Noise in Open Floor Plan Space with Soundproofing

    Open floor plans continue to be a hit in both residential and commercial spaces. Society at all levels has discovered that living and working in open spaces is psychologically beneficial, making us healthier, happier, and more efficient. Open spaces let in more light and allow us to be more communal, two aspects of life that […] Read More »

  • The drummer plays drums while sitting at the drum kit on stage.

    How to Soundproof a Drum Room or Booth

    I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to mind when I think of soundproofing are drums. Let’s be honest: drums are obnoxiously loud, especially when cymbals are involved! Yet they are the backbone of all of our favorite music—from film scores and classical music to the hardest and heaviest of rock […] Read More »

  • Barrel Sound Diffuser used in a music room to preserve music clarity.

    What is Sound Diffusion?

    Introduction Sound Diffusion is the act of evenly spreading sound waves throughout a space. This is typically achieved by using sound diffusers, acoustic diffusers, wood sound diffusers, audio diffusers, or sound diffuser panels. When a sound wave strikes a flat, even surface it bounces off that surface at the angle in which it hit. This […] Read More »

  • Woodberry Forest School used Barrel Sound Diffusers and Black Theater Board in ceiling.

    How to Create Great Auditorium Acoustics

    When thinking about auditorium acoustics, acoustic treatment is a key component of a properly functioning space. An auditorium is a large, enclosed public event space or hall used for entertainment, community gatherings, presentations, and performing arts. A stage is typically situated at one end of the space, with the audience seated throughout the remainder, at […] Read More »

  • Michigan Home Studio utilizing sound diffusers in a home studio.

    What Acoustical Treatment Should My Home Studio Have?

    If you have your own home studio, or are thinking about setting one up, you probably know that the acoustics in your recording and mixing spaces have a lot to do with the outcome of your tracks. Many home studios are only one room, so the acoustical components of the room must be flexible, compromising […] Read More »

  • MathScience Innovation Center Room for distance learning using AcoustiArt fabric wrapped acoustic panels for a backdrop.

    School Acoustics

    In schools, adequate acoustics are essential. Classrooms are the most important place in a school to have proper sound quality and speech intelligibility, but there are a number of other places in which schools needacoustical treatment. From cafeterias and gymnasiums to band rooms and auditoriums, we’ve treated every space in a school. We even stamp out classroom noise by treating school parking lots and courtyards where large chillers or generators are often far too loud. Read More »

  • Outdoor Noise Path Diagram

    Sound Barriers: Absorptive vs. Reflective

    We’ve all seen soundbarriers or sound walls along highways, neighborhoods, construction sites and many other noisy areas. They’re normally concrete, wood, plastic or even vinyl blankets. Read about our various outdoor soundproofing products here. Most are quite effective at reducing highway noise, construction noise and many other forms of noise pollution, but depending on their properties, they could be causing more problems than they’re fixing. This article will discuss the properties that should be considered when shopping for one of these sound barriers, specifically reflective vs. absorptive properties. Read More »