Studio Construction: Barrier

August 11, 2018 No Comments

We get a lot of emails and phone calls from people who kind of flip the treatment and the barrier technologies. They think that treatment which is the materials and diffusion and absorption that we use inside the room, they confuse that with sound isolation and noise transmission reduction. So let’s kind of walk through […]

Death By Drywall

April 5, 2018 8 Comments

Everybody, everybody uses drywall in their builds. We don’t have it anywhere near any of our build sites and we have 12 projects going on right now. And one of the arguments against drywall or for drywall if you will is cost obviously. A 4′ x 8′ sheet costs about $10 in most environments. So […]

Barrier Processes

December 23, 2017 No Comments

Let’s talk about barrier processes, now we’ve discussed barriers in the past in numerous videos but I want to give you an idea about the process that we go through as engineers when we design a barrier. Let’s start with the definition. What is a barrier? A barrier is a partition that’s between us and […]

7 Day Noise Time Study

October 27, 2017 No Comments

I get a lot of calls and comments and questions through our inbox about noise. People want to build a wall they think they have this noise problem, they have that noise problem, they want to build a wall they’ve been reading in the literature that this wall is good and they build it and […]

Room Database

April 2, 2017 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about our database because this is really the lifeblood and the core of our business and probably the most important set of data that you could rely upon too as a client or customer. So how did I get started? I was a real estate developer back in the 80’s […]

The Top 5 Wall Building Mistakes

March 16, 2017 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the top 5 wall building mistakes that I see all the time. The first one is the wrong wall for the wrong job, I suppose we could say. Each wall that you build when you’re dealing with noise you have to take frequency and amplitude into consideration. If you […]

STC – Sound Transmission Class

November 10, 2016 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about a common term called STC or sound transmission class rating. Sound transmission class, an old system has been around for years, it needs to be updated I think a little bit. There’s attempts now to do that but some of the data in the literature is 30 years old […]

Acoustic Fields Inbox #4

June 4, 2016 No Comments

Today we are going to talk a little bit about some of the questions and comments I get in my Inbox. I think this is number 4 in our series. So let’s talk a little bit about some of the questions that we get. 1 – This one comes in all the time: „I have […]

Acoustic Fields: Inbox #1

May 14, 2016 No Comments

We’re going to start a new series about questions I get in my inbox. Because I see a lot of the same questions all the time, and I thought if I start listing a few of them, walking through them, it will be a lot easier. It will also be a lot easier for me, […]

Acoustic Rule # 1 – Do no harm

April 23, 2016 No Comments

Hi everyone, Dennis Foley from Acoustic Fields. I have been going through some of my notes and emails and I see a lot of the same issues repeating themselves. So I came up with a list of Acoustic Rules, I have about ten of them that we are going to outline and start today with. […]