Acoustic Directions provides comprehensive acoustic services

Design

  • Acoustic design of spaces such as auditoria, schools, offices, churches.
  • Sound system design spaces such as auditoria, schools, offices, churches.
  • Noise containment for venues with live music or recorded music venues with high sound levels.
  • Sound system advice for outdoor concerts to maximimse quality of sound and minimise noise leakage to the environment
  • Isolation of impact noise in apartments.
  • Design of sound systems in railway stations and transport terminals to provide highly intelligible, ultra-natural sounding announcements.
  • Noise masking systems for offices.
  • Design of performing and rehearsal environments for musicians.
  • Hearing loops designed and calibrated to proper standards to assist listeners with a hearing impairment.
  • Testing for compliance with building codes for the Speech Transmission Index rating of emergency sound systems
  • Testing of Audio Frequency Induction Loops (AFILS) to confirm compliance with building codes and Australian standards.
  • Product testing for manufacturers of architectural acoustic products such as absorbers and diffusers

Reports

  • Expert witness for appeals to the NSW Land and Environment Court
  • Assessment of noise emissions and impacts from industrial and residential sources
  • Development applications.
  • Compliance reports for councils
  • Traffic noise ingress for council DA
  • Aircraft noise ingress for council DA
  • Impact noise testing for strata situations

Measurement and Testing

  • Impact noise testing of apartment floors for residents and strata management.
  • Environmental noise leakage for licensed venues and commercial premises.
  • Assessment of privacy within office environments.
  • Noise masking systems for offices.
  • Testing of facade and glazing sound insulation.
  • Testing for compliance with building codes for the Speech Transmission Index rating of emergency sound systems.
  • Testing of Audio Frequency Induction Loops (AFILS) to confirm compliance with building codes and Australian standards.
  • Product testing of architectural acoustic products such as absorbers and diffusers.
  • Audio Processing

Audio processing

  • de-essing of voice files to remove excessive sibilance (for replay by computer based systems)
  • normalisation of loudness to ensure consistency of volume among different announcers and speech segment

Hire Equipment Available

  • A Bruel and Kjaer 3207 tapping machine
  • IRIS 3D Impulse response analyser