How To Soundproof Your Apartment: The Myths & What You Can Realistically Do

By |2021-03-02T16:54:08+00:00February 1st, 2020|Sound Proofing|

There are some pretty hair-brained ideas on the internet about how to solve one of life’s many bug bears – noisy neighbours. Despite what some think, it is much more complicated than laying a shaggy rug on your floor or strategically placing a bookshelf against a wall. The reality is that absolute soundproofing is a professional, or adept DIY handyman's, job. This is because soundproofing, as opposed to sound absorption, eliminates all gaps between the two spaces through which the noise is transferring. Therefore, [...]

7 Technologies That Will Make The Future Quiet

By |2020-01-09T15:47:20+00:00June 24th, 2016|Sustainability, Sound Proofing|

The world is a noisy place. So noisy, in fact, that scientists believe that there is no place left on earth that is untouched by man-made noise. You might think that the North Pole might be a candidate for a bit of peace and quiet, yet even commercial airlines fly over the Arctic Circle between North America and Europe. You literally cannot escape noise in the modern world. So will there be any respite? At the same time that man made noise pollution is [...]

Metamaterials: Soundproofing The Future

By |2021-03-03T17:50:15+00:00October 30th, 2015|Sustainability, Sound Proofing|

Noisy neighbours, deafening air conditioning units, those disconcerting aeroplane creaks and whirs. These are all noisy nuisances that we think of as part and parcel of our day to day lives. Until now. It turns out some smart people in the worlds of science and engineering have been busy exploiting new discoveries made in metamaterials to develop new mediums that could effectively mute everyday objects and mechanisms. Metamaterials are artificially created materials, often down to individual cell units. By exploiting the theories of negative indexing [...]

Guide To Improving Home Studio Acoustics

By |2020-08-26T09:10:40+00:00September 29th, 2015|Acoustics, Sound Proofing, Recording Studio Acoustics|

  Click infographic to enlarge. Not all studios are created equal. Anyone can buy some budget monitors and a cheap microphone, stick them in the corner of a room and voila! Home recording studio. But what separates the wheat from the chaff is the ability to make the right tweaks that will take your recording game to the next level. Use the following tips to turn your humble home set-up into a well-tuned recording studio. Accuracy VS Soundproofing. [...]

Soundproofing or Sound Absorption – What’s the Difference?

By |2020-07-21T15:31:57+00:00March 3rd, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Sound Proofing|

Anyone that has an issue with noise may come to us asking for a ‘soundproofing’ solution. Businesses, schools, restaurants, theatres, halls and hospitals all have a tendency to struggle with controlling sound. For some it’s the sound within the room that needs to be lessened, whilst for others it’s the sound from elsewhere that needs to be blocked from leaving or entering a room. ‘Soundproofing’ is often used as a general term that encompasses all interior acoustic solutions.  But in fact, soundproofing is [...]