Off the Wall: Controlling Sound Reflection

  |  August 23, 2017

Every facility has a unique set of audio and video challenges. Some are simple, others more complex. Venues with tall, reflective wall surfaces can fall into the latter category. Put that venue outside, surround it with features such as terrain, buildings, and flora and facility operators lose a lot of control over how their programming... Read More

Why Acoustic Panels Aren’t Simply a “Magic” Solution

  |  May 19, 2017

When you first notice something sounds “off” with the acoustics of a space, the natural reaction is to start looking for a quick fix. Although your initial Googling may suggest acoustic panels as a magical fix to your sound problem, the actual solution is a bit more complicated. With so many different causes of poor... Read More

Acoustic Classroom Design: Large Lecture Halls

  |  May 1, 2017

The shape and layout requirements of a lecture hall are dictated by the acoustic and audio visual requirements. Getting acoustic and audio/video designers involved early in the design process is highly recommended. For example, concave curved surfaces are problematic because they improperly focus and unevenly distribute sound. Designing Interactive Spaces Though fixed-seating tiered lecture halls... Read More