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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Soundproofing a Fellowship Hall

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013 A loud fellowship hall can be rendered nearly useless as people congregate but lack the ability to communicate with one another.   Not only can this serve as a nuisance, especially to seniors who already have a hard time with their hearing, but suppose the church wants to use the space as…

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Blocking Noise Through A Wall

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 Most common walls are built with a frame…metal in commercial settings / wood in residential settings…with drywall affixed to both sides of the frame.   With or without the batting insulation lined between the studs, the framing becomes the equivalent to a string pulled tight between two coffee cans.   As air borne…

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Sound Panel Kits: Buyer Beware

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013 The internet is chock full of soundproofing suppliers that offer prepackaged “kits” of acoustic panels, all boxed up and ready to ship at what look like very low price points.   While the internet can be a wealth of great information, it can also be a trap filled with alot of misinformation,…

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How Do Sound Panels Work?

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013 Sound panels are made of core material designed to captured and convert unwanted sound wave reflections within a room.   This lowers the level of ambient echo within a space, and in turn produces greater clarity to original sound.  As a result, music sounds better, human voice is more intelligible, crowd noise…

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Sound Panels: Location vs Quantity

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 Think of standing in the center of a room and blowing up a balloon until the skin of the balloon starts to touch the perimeter wall and ceiling surfaces in that room.   This is how sound waves emanate from a sound source.   Within a millisecond, every square foot of surface space…

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Doors

We get many calls about soundproofing doors.   The first thing we tell our callers is that there really is no cure to blocking sound from bleeding through a door.   The energy transfer takes place around the door’s perimeter as much as it does straighit through the door.   Applying any kind of panel or barrier to the

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Why Batting Insulation Doesn’t Work

Batting insulation is great for thermally separating temperatures on both sides of a common surface.   The old school of thought was that stuffing this same material between the studs in a wall or the joists in a common floor/ceiling assembly will also serve to sound insulate one room’s noise from the next.  Well, not so.   As we teach here on this website (see the Walls, Ceiling, Floor link to the left), your goal with sound

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Echo Control

Regardless of the source, all sound waves exhibit certain characteristics when they change mediums. Sound waves are actually vibrations which travel from molecule to molecule through most substances. For instance, sound waves can easily travel through means such as air, water, drywall, metal and concrete, an inherent

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