acoustical design Tag

Micro Perforated Wood Surfaces Blow Open the Possibilities

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High quality micro-perforated acoustical millwork allows for amazing possibilities.

It has only been in the last few years that  the art and science of creating high quality micro-perforated acoustical millwork products has truly come of age. RPG Acoustical Systems, LLC. has been in the forefront of the development of this new technology, pushing the envelope on achieving some of the best performance metrics in the industry. The key to success here is not only understanding the acoustical mechanisms at play and how they interact, but how they might change as the product designs and applications evolve to suit the needs of the project. By being flexible in both the physical and acoustical design, as well as in production, RPG is able to adapt this great technology to meet the most stringent demands and deliver breathtaking products.


Research Report: Testing Fabric

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Take a look at some of the research that fuels the development of RPG Acoustical’s products.

This week, we want to highlight some research being done by our team regarding the use of fabric as a covering for absorptive  panels. Using the normal incidence coefficient, the research has determined two key directives: if absorption performance of the substrate is desired, then a highly transparent fabric is necessary. In contrast, if you are looking for an absorption performance that differs from a substrate, one option may be to use a backed or less than fully transparent fabric. Download the full test report.


Project Profile: Superb Acoustics at Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

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RPG Acoustical Systems LLC. is happy to have contributed to the fantastic acoustics at the Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts.

The new Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts, located in Columbus, Georgia, now has a state of the art performing arts facility. Designed by Hecht Burdeshaw Architects, Inc. and acoustically engineered by Siebein Associates, Inc., the main auditorium is wrapped and capped in a premium grade,  engineered acoustical wood system manufactured by RPG Acoustical Systems. The facility, which places an emphasis on the specialized learning of performers and artists, has a capacity for around 500 middle and high school students who will be pursuing the arts this school year.


Considering Acoustical Design in Recording Studio Spaces

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For recording studios that are invested in creating impeccable sound experiences, acoustical design is absolutely paramount.
Project: Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Acoustical Design: Walters-Storyk Design Group
Products shown: Flutterfree-T, Modffusors, Modviewsors, Modex Plate, BAD Panel

For designers working in the content creation space of the entertainment industry, creating quality recording, broadcasting, or editing studios means integrating three basic design concepts: visual, functional and acoustical. Acoustical design and treatment of creative technical spaces is done with two ideals in mind—preventing unwanted sound from entering and escaping the space and shaping the sound within the room in both accurate and desirable ways that make for the optimal recording experience. Creating an impeccable sound experience in a recording studio isn’t easy—there is a science in getting each element just right.