The 2 Second Rule in Sound Control

If you stand in the middle of a room and clap your hands once, invisible sound waves are generated that in turn spread like a pebble wave in a pond, traveling in every direction within the room, at speeds nearing 800 miles an hour.   As the perimeter wall, ceiling and flooring surfaces receive the sound…

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The Two Second Rule in Acoustics

Take any restaurant, sanctuary, classroom, fellowship hall, band room, conference room or recording studio.  Stand in the center of the room and clap your hands.   If the room is properly treated for acoustics, the background sound wave reflections will bounce off perimeter surfaces and die off within two seconds.   Two seconds is the threshold level…

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Do Sound Panels Block Noise?

One of the most mis-understood aspects of the soundproofing business is clients that call asking for sound panel treatments to help block noise bleeding from one room to the next.   The reality is, sound panels do not block noise.   Sound panels absorb echoes.   Sound panels will produce lower background noise within the same room the…

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What is a Sound Panel?

The term “sound panel” is generic, and can refer to a variety of different types of panels designed to capture echoes.   Sound panels are made of either foam or compressed fiberglass.  Foam panels are filled with tiny pores that accept sound waves, while fiberglass panels are filled with tiny fibers that also capture the sound…

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3 Steps to Soundproofing a Wall

Common walls bleed noise because they are not build properly.   Vibrations structurally pass through common contact points inside the wall, namely, the framing.   To properly insulate a wall against noise bleed, there’s a simple 3 step approach to force the collapse of this vibration.   The treatment can collapse up to 90% of the noise bleed…

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Definition of Decibel

A decibel (dB) is a unit of measurement that gages the intensity of sound. The units define how loud a noise source is, ranging on a comparative scale from 0-194. A dB reading of “0” indicates the faintest sound the human ear can detect, while a dB reading of “180” would be the equivalent to…

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1 Tip for Controlling Noise

There is a plethera of soundproofing products available on the internet, with dozens of suppliers wanting your business.   The key to the success of your treatment comes with understanding which product best suits your particular needs, and then how much of that product is required to produce the intended sound effects.  Within the product selection…

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3 Minute Video on Acoustics

NetWell Noise Control has an excellent 3 minute video that describes the soundproofing process.   If you suffer from unwelcome noise, and want to make your space more user friendly and private, watch this video. Click Here to see the video! Questions?   Free consultation at 1-800-638-9355 or visit us online at www.controlnoise.com!

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Soundproof Your Fellowship Hall

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013 Any room that hosts crowds of gathering people is suspect for poor room acoustics.   As the crowd swells, their voices begin to carry throughout the room, reflecting off floor, ceiling and perimeter wall surfaces, elevating the level of background noise, and forcing a severe collapse in one’s ability to communicate across…

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