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It’s always exciting to launch a new product. The announcement of our Architectural Acoustics line, including our DeAmp Transparent Sound Absorber Panels, has brought us some unique business opportunities and exciting new partnerships.

We’ve also had the pleasure of working with some very talented people along the way – including Chris Paulis, a Maryland-based Master Photographer who captured shots of DeAmp at Bowie State University’s new Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing. 

Read more: Congratulations Chris Paulis! DeAmp Photography Wins Award

 
 
The ‘Sound Control Underlayment’ market is one of those places where wild performance claims abound yet solid testing information is scarce. So what is a Property Manager to do? Be skeptical and educate yourself.

 
 
 The purpose of this white paper is to help Property Managers ask the right questions and gather the information required to make an educated decision about Sound Control Underlayment. It’s vital that any Property Management Company not only to protect their reputation, but also demonstrate due diligence and potentially shield them from legal issues.

 

What’s Behind How Weird Our Recorded Voices Sound?

It’s happened to all of us. We’re okay with how our voices sound when we speak but the moment we hear a recording of our voice, many of us can’t help but exclaim, “Is that really how I sound?!” Sometimes people reel in disgust from their voices. Others are surprised by how high or low it sounds.

We may only become aware of this fact when we hear ourselves in a recording after an interview or, if you have the best of friends, when they do comical impressions of how your voice sounds.

The question is, why?

Read more: What’s Behind How Weird Our Recorded Voices Sound?

Sports Venue Architects have monumental tasks, building big, beautiful stadiums that hold thousands of people. But it’s not only the view of the game they have to worry about; it’s the sound in the stadium too. Many leagues and sports teams have realized the cheering can have – especially in the NFL, where chants have been known to disrupt games.

Architecturally, this issue comes from using reflective materials in ceiling construction or placing the seats in close proximity to the court or field. Another problem is aluminum or plastic seats that fans bang and stomp upon.

Read more: Sports Venue Acoustics

Scientists from The Universities of Sussex and Bristol have invented a new material that shapes sound by bending and focusing the sound waves travelling through it.

It is a metamaterial, which is defined as “[…] a material engineered to have a property that is not found in nature.It has the potential for exciting applications in personal acoustics, as well as ground-breaking ones in the medical field.

Read more: A Material That Shapes Sound: Fact, Not Science Fiction

Location is everything for hotels and motels. Many are faced with different types of noise pollution, because they’re situated in the busiest areas. Highways, nearby trains, airports, and urban streets are all examples of noise pollution that present a challenge for a hotel or motel.


There are many ways hotels can tackle these issues and the best place to start is with major problem areas like windows and patio doors.

Read more: Soundproofing Hotels and Motels 


It goes without saying that there are many benefits to working from home. Generally, a home office gives you the freedom to set your own schedule and provides a healthier work-life balance.

 

At the same time, there are also some considerable challenges. Noises from the rest of your home, condo or apartment building, combined with any potential noises that are coming from outside, can create plenty of distractions.

Read more: How to Soundproof Your Home Office

Every high-rise building and large commercial property has a transformer - and almost every transformer has a distinct humming noise.
The cause of this sound is alternating voltage and currents that make a transformer's steel core extend and contract. The result is the familiar vibrating hum.
If left uncontrolled, this hum can irritate tenants, affect job performance and reduce quality of life.
 
A soundproofing solution is needed. Here's what you need to know about reducing transformer noise.

Read more: Transformer Noise

Atriums and offices are finished in glass, drywall and hard floors. Aesthetically, they’re eye-catching. But once people are in the space an issue becomes obvious – the acoustics are awful due to the highly reflective surfaces.

 

Glass, drywall and concrete are the most common materials in modern architecture. They present a clean line and lends a feeling of openness. But these materials are poor sound absorbers – the reflecting sound in the room makes conversations unintelligible and produces reverberation and echo.

 

Read more: Sound Solutions That Don’t Compromise Design

Sound is an integral part of the human experience and it no doubt adds life to our daily routine. In simplest terms, Psychoacoustics is the study of how sound is perceived and how it affects the body and mind. Psychoacoustics picks apart the listening experience to reveal how we interpret sound.

When you think of sound within a scientific framework, you probably picture sound waves being emitted. While this is an accurate picture from a mechanical perspective, we must also remember that sound truly happens when we sense or perceive it. For instance, when you hear a sound, it reaches your ear as a mechanical sound wave that has travelled through the air, but once it's in your ear it is transformed into neural stimuli.

Read more: Understanding Psychoacoustics

 

Water rushes down the pipes and it sounds like Niagara Falls flowing in the rooms or unit below.

 

Whooshing followed by trickling and then settling, it’s agitating, not to mention off-putting.

 

Pipes frequently pose soundproofing problems for business owners, homeowners and tenants alike.

 

But there are solutions. Here’s how to soundproof a pipe.

Read more: How to Soundproof a Pipe

STC (Sound Transmission Class)represents a material or product’s ability to block sound from travelling through a wall, ceiling, floor or other building assembly – in other words, to stop airborne noise transferring from place to place. 
 
It is the most common sound measurement system in North America – that’s why you’ll see it associated with so many soundproofing products.

The higher the STC rating, the better a material’s ability to block sound.

Read more: STC, NRC and IIC: What’s the Difference? 


The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall in Hamburg, Germany.

The weave-like façade is one impressive element; it’s worth noting $850 million has been spent on its creation.

The gently curved elevator is another stunning feature. Found in the lobby, this elevator will take you straight into the heart of what is easily one of the most unique concert halls in recent history.

The central auditorium however, is the most fantastic aspect. There are a number of reasons as to why this is the case:

Read more: The Elbphilharmonie and Concert Hall Acoustics


Spending the extra money to soundproof your new space will be extremely valuable in the long run. Not only will it render the room more user-friendly, it will increase the value of your home.

If you live in a condo or any other multi-family dwelling, uncontrolled noise transfer can keep you up at night or distract your during the day while you’re trying to converse, watch TV, read a book or work at your computer.

Read more: Soundproofing: Why Soundproof?

Environmental noise has always been an issue. Unfortunately, it rarely gets the same attention that is given to other types of environmental pollutants. Some would even go so far as to call it the forgotten pollutant.

Various forms of stress and sleep disorders are just a few potential consequences associated with the ongoing exposure of an individual to excessive noise. This creates the demand for noise maps, which are constructed by acoustic scientists and engineers.

Read more: NOISE MAPPING

Are you thе tуре оf individuаl who ѕреndѕ a lоt оf timе during the evening wаtсhing lоud films? Whilе уоu may likе to сrаnk thе vоlumе uр tо the mаximum level; thiѕ саn be exceptionally tricky. Your еntеrtаinmеnt mау ԛuiсklу become a nightmare for those you live with and perhaps еvеn уоur nеighbоrѕ. If you wiѕh to аvоid thiѕ рrоblеm, уоu will need tо соnѕidеr sound рrооfing thе room ѕо уоu саn kеер thе nоiѕе at a certain level оutѕidе оf thе rооm. Bеlоw, you will diѕсоvеr ѕimрlе triсkѕ fоr ѕоund рrооfing аnу room in your home.

Read more: Simple Tricks for Sound Proofing any Room in Your Home

Architecture іѕ a passion, a vосаtіоn, a саllіng aѕ well as a ѕсіеnсе and a buѕіnеѕѕ. It hаѕ been dеѕсrіbеd аѕ a social art and аlѕо аn аrtful science. Arсhіtесturе must be оf thе highest quаlіtу оf dеѕіgn.

Architecture provides a ѕеnѕе оf рlасе and ѕuрроrt for аll tуреѕ of human асtіvіtу. Arсhіtесturе helps thе man-made fit іn hаrmоnу wіth thе environment while promoting hеаlth аnd wеll-bеіng, enriching lіvеѕ аеѕthеtісаllу аnd spiritually, providing economic орроrtunіtіеѕ, and сrеаtіng a lеgасу thаt rеflесtѕ аnd ѕуmbоlіzеѕ сulturе and trаdіtіоnѕ

Read more: Sound Matters

Thе tеrm 'асоuѕtiсѕ' iѕ familiar tо mаnу people in describing thе sound trаnѕmiѕѕiоn qualities оf buildingѕ, but in scientific tеrmѕ thеrе'ѕ a bit more tо it thаn thаt. Sо whаt dоеѕ it rеаllу mеаn аnd hоw are acoustics uѕеd?

Aсоuѕtiсѕ dеfinеd

Broadly speaking, 'асоuѕtiсѕ' iѕ defined аѕ thе ѕсiеnсе оf sound. Whеn uѕеd in itѕ fаmiliаr fоrm tо dеѕсribе thе qualities of a building, thе term rеfеrѕ tо thе way in whiсh sounds rеvеrbеrаtе, оr bounce bасk, or thе dеgrее to whiсh they саn be dampened tо рrеvеnt rеvеrbеrаtiоn when rеԛuirеd. It is a wеll used tеrm аmоng muѕiсiаnѕ аnd thеir аudiеnсеѕ tо dеѕсribе thе аmоunt оf reverberation аnd therefore ѕоund quality in a performance vеnuе, recording ѕtudiо or practice room.

Read more: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACOUSTICS

Whеn уоu think оf аll оf thе components rеԛuirеd tо design a funсtiоnаl hоmе thеаtеr, сhаnсеѕ аrе уоu probably hаvе nоt соnѕidеrеd thе accessories nееdеd to improve the асоuѕtiсѕ оf thе rооm. Even if you purchase thе most tесhnоlоgiсаllу аdvаnсеd audio аnd vidео еԛuiрmеnt, уоu will nоt have ԛuаlitу sound unless you hаvе thе proper acoustical еԛuiрmеnt inѕtаllеd.

Read more: How tо Make yоur Hоmе Thеаtеr Sound Bеttеr

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