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Project File: Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC Spell Studios

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RPG Acoustical is proud to have been part of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s new MAGIC Spell Studios.

Located in Upstate New York, Rochester Institute of Technology is rapidly becoming a leader in digital media education. With the growing demand for state of the art technology, it was required that the Institute upgrade its facilities to provide the highest quality resources for students. RIT employed the services of architect SWBR as well as acoustical consultant Dennis Janson Design to envision and bring to life the brand new MAGIC Spell studios. As a state of the art facility to match any digital media needs, the studio focuses on a number of disciplines including film, animation, graphic design, virtual reality, and gaming. Let’s take a quick look at what the project was and what RPG products were implemented into the design.


Project Profile: Tivoli Ave Theater in Sydney, Australia

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Take a look at this stunning theater in Sydney, Australia known as the Tivoli Ave Theater.

Tivoli Ave Theater in Sydney, Australia is a stunning private residential theater. The space takes advantage of three RPG Acoustical products: our slotted Modffractal diffusers in a Mahogany finish, the solid Mahogany FlutterFree-W, and Expo Panels in a colored lacquer finish. These technologies work together to create an ideal, premium theater experience that simply can’t be beaten. Let’s break down some more information on how the theater benefits from RPG-engineered products and what makes them so unique.


Introducing RPG’s New Online Data Sheet Library

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At RPG Acoustical, we not only believe in the value of engineering premium products, but in creating the resources that allow for the highest degree of access and understanding. This includes what kind of products we have available, what their typical applications are, what their specifications are, and what kind of customization options may be available. Understanding the potential applications for each product as well as the research driven performance behind that application is something we’ve built our reputation on. That’s why we have compiled a data sheet library containing detailed information on every one of our products. Take a look and find out what makes RPG different and why we have so much confidence in our work.

In addition to our data sheet library, be sure to check out our digital brochure, which offers more generalized information as well as information on product lines rather than breakdowns of specific product specs.

Contact RPG Acoustical Systems, LLC. Today

For whatever your acoustical design needs, RPG Acoustical Systems, LLC. is here to provide you with products that are customized to your needs, high-quality designs that are backed by science and extensive research, and excellent customer service to help ensure you get what you need. If you have questions, take a moment to check out our contact page or reach out to us via phone at (973) 916-1166.

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Looking at the Work of Acousthetics

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Pictured: Cristina Miyar, Principal at Acousthetics.

Today we’d like to highlight the work of our West Coast sales 

representative Acousthetics and introduce a few of the key people in the firm. Acousthetics works with everyone from acousticians and architects to building owners and their representatives to ensure the smooth delivery RPG products for projects of any size. Specifically, we want to place some focus on two of their team members: Cristina Miyar and Tyler Adams.


Project Profile: Erie Community College’s State of the Art STEM Building

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Erie Community College has a new STEM building equipped with customized Clearsorber Panels, which are both visually appealing and functional.

Erie Community College, located in upstate New York, is one of the many schools within the reputable State University of New York (SUNY) system. While the institution has long been known for its fantastic academics, the campus itself had less of a shining reputation—that is, until they opened up their state of the art STEM building equipped with all the facilities such an educational powerhouse needs. As part of an overall effort to modernize the school, Erie Community College’s STEM building is a fantastic step in giving students the facilities they need to obtain a world-class education and RPG is proud to have been part of the endeavor.


Project Profile: Knack Studios in Chennai, India

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Knack Studios fills a need for professional audio and video post-processing.
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In recent years, India’s film industry, colloquially called Bollywood, has thriving in new and exciting ways. The rapidly growing market requires the right tools to keep up with the changing tides, such as world-class post-production facilities. The newly founded Knack Studios fills this void. Envisioned as a top-tier facility capable of offering audio, video, and even CGI post-production services, much of the studio was designed by the Walters-Storyk Design Group to offer the highest caliber of performance, and RPG is proud to have contributed to the effort.


Project Profile: Drexel University Music Studio

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Drexel University’s music studio takes advantage of a number of RPG’s acoustical treatments. Photo Credit: Walter-Storyk Design Group.

As one of America’s largest institutes of higher education, Drexel University offers a wide variety of disciplines to suit the interests of any academic. First launched in 2004, the Music Industry program has grown in popularity and excellence, creating the need to expand its facilities. To accommodate the needs of the rapidly growing Recording Arts & Music and Music Business programs, the university took action to scale its facilities with its population. RPG is proud to have contributed a number of its products to the project.


Project Profile: Exemplary Schooling at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts

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The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a world class institution that takes advantage of our Omniffusor FRG to create an ideal learning environment.

High school is an environment that fosters the intellectual and creative spirit of young adults, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a world class example of this kind of institution. Since 1974 the school, located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, has been ensuring that students are well equipped to pursue a career in the arts, incorporating everything from dance, music, the visual arts and more. The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is such an important Washington D.C. educational institution and RPG Acoustical is proud to have been a part of the project.


Architecture Meets Ideal Acoustical Performance With the Perfecto 16/16/8

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The Perfecto 16/16/8 panel offers acoustical designers an opportunity to work with an aesthetically pleasing product.

Finding the right balance between acoustical performance and architectural aesthetics is often a challenge. However, the Perfecto 16/16/8 panel is a powerful acoustical tool that can help designers overcome this obstacle. This product utilizes large, visible perforations to absorb mid frequency sound while still retaining much of the higher frequencies. In addition, with a little added acoustical backing, it exhibits superior ability to attenuate low frequencies. Where many absorptive products lack the aesthetic quality of natural wood, RPG’s Perfecto line delivers.


How Acoustics Are Utilized in Modern Courtroom Design

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Considering acoustics in the design of a courtroom can maximize speech intelligibility.

Acoustical design in courtrooms focuses primarily on two things: maximizing speech intelligibility within the room and minimizing disruptive noise from interfering with the court proceedings.  In some situations, such as with individuals with compromised hearing or in rooms with poor acoustical performance, although we may hear a person speaking it is difficult to decipher what they are saying. Speech intelligibility refers to the ability to clearly understand each word being spoken. Individuals who suffer from common noise-induced hearing loss may have decreased sensitivity in the 4,000Hz area. this can play a significant role in the ability to understand speech in, as the consonants crucial to understanding spoken word reside in the 2,000 to 6,000Hz range. Fortunately, appropriate acoustical design will support and enhance speech intelligibility within courtrooms and supply the required clarity for such a space.