Archive for March, 2010

3M to Buy MTI PolyFab

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

While we know you won’t use this type of material in a home soundproofing project, the story is sort of interesting, nonetheless.

A recent news story announced the purchase of MTI PolyFab Inc by the 3M Co.

MTI PolyFab Inc. has spent the past few years making both thermal and acoustical insulation materials for companies taking part in the aerospace industry. They make soundproofing materials for a wide variety of aircraft.

3M, on the other hand, continues to grow. This is their second acquisition in a month!

Will Nissan Launch a Diesel Run Vehicle?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Nissan recently announced its intention to launch a diesel version of the crossover SUV known as the Nissan Murano. While the fuel efficiency is supposed to be better, rumored at 35mpg instead of 25.9, the engine itself may not be as sophisticated.

This particular engine will be a bit more primitive, featuring four cylinders. It’s still expected to be powerful but, with a diesel engine, will it be loud? We’re not yet sure if they’ve included enough soundproofing, but we’re sure we’ll find out soon enough.

Green Glue is Eco-Friendly

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

The other day we stumbled upon an article about a line of soundproofing products claiming to be eco-friendly. While we can’t vouch for the products or the validity of the writer’s claims, we thought we might take a moment to remind you that Green Glue and all of the associated Green Glue products are eco-friendly as well.

The Green Glue company uses the least hazardous chemicals possible in the creation of their products. They’re non-toxic and non-carcinogenic, ensuring you are healthy and safe while using them as well. You can safely add Green Glue to your list of earth friendly soundproofing materials – guaranteed!

Sunset Woods Opens

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Looking to relocate to Chicago? Make sure you check out the new Sunset Woods apartment complex. Set to reveal itself during a grand opening on March 22nd, the apartment building features some incredible amennities you’ll want to see.

Take, for example, the underground parking center and state of the art security system. There’s also an on-site laundry facility and a fitness center.

Our favorite perk? Incredible soundproofing – ensuring you can enjoy your new home in peace and quiet, day or night!

The Surf Lodge in Montauk is in Trouble

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Montauk’s famous Surf Lodge is in trouble.

After receiving several complaints about noise, the East Hampton Town Hall hosted a meeting last week to discuss noise concerns and whether or not the lodge would have its live music permit revoked.

The Surf Lodge is a hot summer nightspot, usually featuring music on an outdoor deck. Residents complain about noise, traffic, and some even fear the club’s septic system isn’t large enough to handle the capacity in the club.

The council is currently only addressing noise concerns. The Surf Lodge took a sound engineer to the meeting, offering a soundproofing plan they believe will significantly reduce noise this summer.

Time will tell the fate of the Surf Lodge.

University of Pennsylvania Opens New Music Building

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The music building at the University of Pennsylvania underwent some major changes over the past year. While students enjoyed walking through the halls, hearing the sounds of vocal performances and musical instruments they were often thwarted by one problem – sound from outside.

The new building features three formal classrooms, nine new rooms dedicated to practice, a state of the art recording studio, and a computer lab. The building was, of course, modeled with state of the art soundproofing materials – ensuring the sounds of helicopters and ambulances in this bustling district are no longer a disturbance.

The Rotorua Airport has Problems

Friday, March 5th, 2010

The airport at Rotorua has some problems. First they had to battle a change in flight plans based on a nearby neighbor’s refusal to cut down his trees. Now, the Te Arawa Hapu is protesting flight paths because the airplanes will cause a considerable amount of noise as they fly over the marae – the ancestral homes fo the Ngati Uenukukopako people.

Neighbors protested and the protest was eventually called off after the council agreed to arrange a meeting, slated for the end of March, to discuss soundproofing and other concerns. Sometimes we wonder if the reopening of this particular airport was really worth the effort.

Bay View Recording Studio Reopens

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Bay View area recording studio in Milwaukee, known as the Tannery Recording Studio, just ropened. The studio had a great reputation as a top-notch place to make recordings but after a while the owners recognized the need to make some changes.

After remodeling and renovations, the studio is better than ever before. There is now a window between the control room and the ercording studio and the soundproofing throughout the entire building is better than ever before! This is definitely the place you want to go to make music!