Tips & Tricks Category

Operable Partition Acoustical Considerations

Addressing operable partition acoustical considerations helps ensure the success of a flexible space. With facility needs evolving, the demand for easily reconfigurable spaces continues to increase. Operable partitions allow the temporary subdivision...

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Top 10 Ways to Ensure Good Acoustics Before Breaking Ground!

10. Isolate any equipment that moves. No one likes to feel the floor moving under their feet whether it is caused by an earthquake or because that pump next door just kicked on.[caption id="attachment_2324" align="alignright" width="300"] Equipment...

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Noise Control in Sensitive Areas

Noise control in sensitive areas must be considered when designing a space requiring privacy and security.  Hospitals and clinics, government buildings, and even private offices all deserve this consideration. This article discusses noise control techniques...

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AVANT’s Guide to Digital Mixing

Digital mixing consoles allow us to digitize analog audio signals to combine, process, and transport audio like never before, and at a price point that has made them attainable on any budget. They have quickly replaced the old analog consoles of many...

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AVANT’s Guide to Acoustical Barriers

Acoustical barriers can reduce noise from outside sources, such as roadways and railways, or from mechanical equipment, such as HVAC systems or vacuums. The following guide will discuss the requirements for effective sound barriers.   Construction...

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Mechanical Noise Control Tips

Mechanical noise control helps keep a facility's HVAC systems and equipment from creating acoustically undesirable environments. While each project offers unique sound-related challenges, we're happy to provide some tips that apply to many spaces.   [caption...

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Sound masking systems in open offices

Successful Office Sound Masking Systems

Successful office sound masking systems help ensure sensitive communications are not overheard. Plus, they reduce the noise distractions and interruptions that impact productivity. Along with sound absorption and attenuation, architects use sound masking...

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10 Tips for Great Open Office Acoustics

Did you know one of the most common complaints of employees in open office areas is poor acoustics and a lack of speech privacy? Good open office acoustics are closely tied to productivity and comfort. Furthermore, a lack of speech privacy increases the...

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Amphitheater Acoustics: Tips & Tricks

With all the distractions present in the outdoors, amphitheater acoustics deserve special consideration. Every outdoor venue is unique. However, these tips should get you started designing a great-sounding performance space!   Setting the Stage[caption...

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Theater Acoustics Design Tips

Good theater acoustics often require more than a few wall panels. High school theaters, in particular, can be challenging spaces for acoustical engineers such as ourselves to tackle. That's because these multipurpose auditoriums are used for plays,...

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