Best Acoustic Foam Alternatives

January 22, 2020 No Comments

Acoustic Foam What is acoustic foam? Let’s first define what it is before we start the discussion of the best acoustic foam alternatives. Acoustic foam is the term used today for open-celled foam. There are two main types of foam. There are closed-cell foams and open-celled foams. Acoustic foam refers to the open-celled foam type. […]

Building a recording studio from scratch

January 20, 2020 No Comments

Noise The first issue we need to address when building a recording studio from scratch is the location. This is the most critical of all the decisions you will make. The location is critical because it determines the amount of noise we will have to deal with. There will be noise generated within the studio […]

Acoustic Treatment for Auditoriums

January 15, 2020 No Comments

The acoustic treatment for auditoriums is a complex subject with many variables and options to treat those issues. In acoustics, we have two types of rooms. We have small rooms and large rooms. Small rooms have large low-frequency issues along with middle and high-frequency issues. Auditoriums are large rooms that have less low-frequency issues and […]

Acoustic Foam Placement in Studios

January 11, 2020 No Comments

Acoustic foam placement in studios is a complicated subject. It is complicated for many reasons. First, there is a lot of myths around the subject of the foam itself. The industry has done a good job of creating myths about the performance of foams. Many people believe that foam technology is a low-frequency technology when […]

Soundproof Insulation

December 16, 2019 2 Comments

Soundproof Insulation There is no such thing as soundproof insulation. There is no such thing as soundproof. Noise is never ‘proofed”. Noise is managed. Noise is a nuisance, unhealthy, and tiring. We must lower its impact on our lives through a process termed noise transmission reduction. There is not any soundproof insulation nor soundproof walls […]

Acoustic Ceiling Tile

November 16, 2019 No Comments

The rooms that we must work in, play in and listen to music in all have many things in common. They have four walls, a floor, and a ceiling. We use all of these six surfaces when we are dealing with noise or sound energy within a room. The floor to ceiling dimension in our […]

Sound Diffusion in Small Rooms

November 7, 2019 No Comments

Sound Diffusion Sound diffusion in small rooms can make your small room sound larger. It can also make your small room sound smaller. A diffuser is an acoustical tool that you must know its strengths and weaknesses before you consider its usage within your room. You must ask yourself many questions regarding sound diffusion within […]

Sound Diffuser Placement

October 18, 2019 4 Comments

Today we are talking about sound diffuser placement, but first let’ start with a basic question: “what is a diffuser?” Many people use the term incorrectly. A diffuser is used to distribute sound more evenly within a room. A diffuser is a tool to create a diffuse sound field. A diffuse sound field is a […]

Soundproofing a Bedroom

October 9, 2019 3 Comments

There is noise everywhere. There is street noise which turns into neighborhood noise. We have children on bicycles playing in the neighborhood followed by dogs barking. Have you ever had that dog next door that barks all evening? Either the owners are gone or they are heavy sleepers but you are awake. There are the […]

Acoustic Treatment Materials: An Overview

September 17, 2019 2 Comments

There are many types, shapes, and forms of acoustic treatment materials. Lets back up a little before we look at acoustic treatment materials and think about why we need treatments in the first place. The main reason we need treatment is that we have to listen to the sound in rooms. It’s the rooms that […]