Gaus Acoustics Knowledge Base

Keep up to date with what's going on in Acoustic Design by following the Gaus Acoustics blog channel. We are constantly looking to educate and inform our followers on the latest industry trends, product details, case studies, and tips and tricks for controlling noise in your space.

Sound Practices for YouTubers, Vloggers, Marketers and Content Creators

May 18, 2021

Today some of the most-watched and popular people on TV aren’t the latest sitcom stars or big movie actresses. No, today’s TVs get tuned to YouTube, Tik Tok and Instagram where new stars are born and millions of views can turn a fun hobby into a full-time career of content creation! Musicians can make it …

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Band Practice, Hair Dryers, and Surround Sound, Oh My!

April 27, 2021

Just how many sources of noise are there in a home?  As someone who runs a creative business out of his house on an 8-days-a-week basis (any Beatles fans out there?), with a 13-year-old son who’s a drummer, let me tell you there are quite a few sources that even go beyond him wailing on …

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Sound Topics in Our Schools

April 12, 2021

I think we can all remember just how loud the halls and classrooms in high school really were.  Or weren’t, depending on the class.  However, just how much of that volume was actually productive sound, and how much of it was simply unfiltered noise conflicting with what students really need to hear? While band rooms …

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The Art (Deco) of Sound

March 24, 2021

When Patty and the crew at Gaus Acoustics showed me the 1912 Collection from Acoufelt, my immediate response was, “Oh that’s amazing, I love the Art Deco movement!”. This art movement influenced so much of our popular culture today, and in many ways people don’t even realize. To see it reemerging in a new form …

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The New (Home) Office Noise

March 10, 2021

It seems that the ubiquitous “corner office” that was the ideal location achievement in many corporations at the turn of the century has a quite different meaning in the year 2021. Many offices today seem to have a view of everything from a suburban back yard or even a home kitchen. Millions of people have …

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Case Study – Loud, Reverberant Elementary School Gym

February 10, 2021

Dr. Howard Elementary is a Unit 4 District school in Champaign, Illinois and one of the top learning facilities in the Midwest region. They’ve done an incredible job of intentionally designing their building to maximize student outcomes, and Gaus Acoustics couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of the development team. When our …

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3 New Years Resolutions for Achieving Peace of Mind

December 30, 2020

Happy New Year indeed! Is anyone else extremely excited to turn the page to a fresh year full of possibilities and potential on January 1st, 2021? While its unlikely that the world suddenly turns around like the flip of a switch when the clock strikes midnight, there’s just something about a fresh new year that …

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4 Things Gaus Acoustics is Thankful for This Year

December 1, 2020

2020 has been a unique year. From record breaking forest fires to a global pandemic, there’s no denying its been hard on everyone. It gives Thanksgiving an interesting twist this time around. From a bird’s-eye-view it would be easy to write the year off as completely lost, devoid of things to be grateful for. And …

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Acoustic Material Spotlight: Felt

October 27, 2020

When it comes to sound absorption, few materials offer the versatility, utility and performance of acoustic felt. Sound travels in three dimensions, bouncing off walls, ceilings and floors when uncontrolled. Hard surfaces tend to extend the reach of sound, creating distracting echoes and reverberation, while certain materials, like acoustic felt, can help absorb sound. What’s …

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The Gaus Acoustics Niche

October 15, 2020

Over the past few months, we’ve been hearing a lot of questions from our newer clients about what exactly it is that we do. They generally know that we are noise control experts, and that we often focus on interior design and how our solutions aesthetically fit in your space, however that’s about where their …

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