Soundproofing with Dave

4.27.2015

Interesting read...

"Installing sound-absorbing ceiling tiles in elementary-school classrooms could significantly improve children’s learning and comprehension, says a study in the March issue of Applied Acoustics."

Full article at the Wall Street Journal

6.14.2012

Hay "it’s highly soundproof"

Hey, just want to point you to this article on straw as a construction material. They say it is "highly soundproof", but do not provide any data. Follow this link Thomasnet

5.11.2012

Acoustic Factory makes soundproofing made from living plants and recycled materials.

"Our Nature Collection offers beautiful products made from natural and sustainable materials: Cork,Soundless en Greenwalls

Soon, the Nature Collection will comprise the majority of our products. Being green is in our genes. We take responsibility for our environment and want to prove that sustainable products or products with 100% FSC or MVO, can be better, less expensive, more beautiful and have fantastic acoustic functionality."

5.09.2011

Commentary: The sounds around us



One of my greatest pleasures, and one of the most soothing in these days of relentless stress, is listening to the sound of the sea.

One of my greatest pleasures, and one of the most soothing in these days of relentless stress, is listening to the sound of the sea.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s the pounding of waves during a winter storm or the soft susurrations of more gentle surf, the sound can smooth away all my anxieties. It’s one of the reasons we continue to live on these Islands.

It’s easy to imagine the way things were here 100 years ago: almost no man-made sounds at all. Maybe somebody hammering a boat together, chopping bush or digging their ground. Maybe even the occasional Saturday night kitchen band (unamplified, of course).

But there were no machines, no television, CD players or boom-boxes, and no vehicles except horse-drawn carts. Think of it – no jets, no trucks (no Jake brakes), no cars, no leaf-blowers, no outboards, no Jet-Skis, no bulldozers, no nightclubs, no DJs, no fireworks, no telephones, no air conditioners, no generators.

It was QUIET!