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12 Lesser-Known Buildings With Amazing Acoustics

The world of acoustics is not just confined to finely tuned auditoriums and recording studios. The most intriguing sonic experiences can be had in some of the world’s unique buildings and structures. From the soothing sounds found at a UFO monitoring station in the heart of a Californian desert, to the world's longest reverb [...]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Acoustics, Psychoacoustics|

Guide To Perfect Home Cinema Acoustics

Going to the movies is often described as an ‘immersive’ experience, like you are there in the movie, completely involved. This is because commercial cinemas are constructed with speakers that surround the listener, each of which are responsible for a different type of audio such as dialogue, soundtrack and ambient noise. [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Acoustics|

12 Ways Noise Affects Worker Well-being And Productivity

Noise in the workplace annoys us - a lot. Surveys show that we care more about interior acoustics than we do about how clean our workplaces are, what we sit on and the temperature of our offices. This sucks because the world is getting louder. Much louder. And our workplaces [...]

By |January 18th, 2016|Productivity, Office Acoustics|

Metamaterials: Soundproofing The Future

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 [...]

By |October 30th, 2015|Sustainability, Sound Proofing|

Guide To Improving Home 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 [...]

By |September 29th, 2015|Acoustics, Sound Proofing, Recording Studio Acoustics|

5 Of The Best Acoustic Solutions For Sports Halls

Sports halls need special consideration when they are being acoustically treated - meaning that the right combination of acoustic panels must be chosen. This is for four reasons: Sports halls usually have particularly poor acoustics due to their designs: high impact surfaces like concrete and brick are highly noise reflective and lead [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|Acoustic Panels, Reverberation Time, School Acoustics|

Sound & The Anatomy Of The Ideal Classroom

Late last year a group of US scientists took it upon themselves to discover the anatomy of the perfect classroom. Their findings included: Natural light is critical to student satisfaction and academic performance. Even after controlling for socioeconomic and race factors, students exposed to more sunlight performed 2% - 26% [...]

By |April 14th, 2015|BB93, School Acoustics|