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As the popularity of mixed-use commercial and residential buildings surges, so do amenities inside, like exercise rooms, studios, conference and party rooms. But with this comes an increase in noise complaints as impact noise transfers into the building structure through concrete and wood floor assemblies.

This annoying noise pollution aggravates tenants and property owners and can cause disputes between neighbours.

But how can we get the most out of our living and work spaces without compromising acoustics?

Read more: Floor Soundproofing for Condos and Mixed Use Buildings: Freedom Step

Data privacy is a pressing concern for the overwhelming majority of Canadians.

A 2018-19 study indicates (92%) of Canadians are concerned about the protection of their privacy - but many do not believe that businesses respect it.
In our modern world, many consider privacy an online issue - but a lack of speech privacy means confidential information can just as easily be revealed in a physical space, like a medical or legal office, or a corporate workplace where sensitive data is shared.

Read more: Speech Privacy: Is Your Office Private? The Legal and Financial Implications

The difference is clear. DeAmp Transparent Sound Absorber Panels are a unique solution to control sound reverberation.  This is a common problem in atriums, boardrooms and open office areas, which is caused by the widespread use of glass or other reflective materials on walls and ceilings.

DeAmp Panels are unrivaled in acoustic performance and aesthetics.  They are see-through and practically vanish into the surroundings without affecting designed transparency and visual openness.

Read more: Can You Spot The Acoustic Panels?

We’re pleased to announce that we are now the exclusive Canadian distributor of RealAcoustix LLC.

Known for their line of diffusion products, RealAcoustix, and now AcoustiGuard-Wilrep, offer the largest range of diffusers and re-directors worldwide.

Leading the industry in performance and aesthetic, our bass traps, custom-made wood absorption products, and standard fabric panel absorbers are where acoustics meet design.

Click below to see some of our new Architectural Acoustics line. All photos courtesy RealAcoustix. 

Read more: Our Next Chapter – Architectural Acoustics with RealAcoustix LLC. 

This will be our first year at IIDEX Canada, and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of such a prestigious show and to meet members of Canada’s esteemed Design community.

At IIDEX17, we will be officially debuting our DeAmp Transparent Sound Absorber Panels.

These unique panels solve a missing link in acoustical control. They are clear and practically disappear in front of any material or background. DeAmp Panels improve the acoustics within a space, without interfering with the intended design, light and openness. This makes them ideal in any room with a high use of glass or other hard surface material: in modern atriums, offices and boardrooms.

Stop by booth 4818 at IIDEX17 to see them.

Read more: Come See Our DeAmp Panels! Booth 4818 at #IIDEX17

Acoustics Week In Canada, hosted by the Canadian Acoustical Association, takes place this year in Guelph, ON from Wednesday, October 11 – Friday, October 13. Every year it brings together exciting developments in acoustics and vibration – as well as a chance for those of us in the industry to network, educate one another, and share innovative products.

We’re very excited to be a part of this year’s exhibitioners, where we’ll be displaying our new line of Architectural Acoustics Products, including our innovative DeAmp Transparent Sound Absorber Panels, that, when placed in front of glass and other hard surfaces, improve the room’s acoustics while practically disappearing.

Stop by to see our table at the show to learn more!

Read more: We’re All Ears for Acoustics Week 2017! 

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.

Blog section by Brooke Wilkinson; White Paper by AcoustiGuard-Wilrep Co-Owner, Bill Wilkinson Jr.

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

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