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Acoustic Directions is a firm of acoustic consultants based in Sydney, Australia.
Our passion for good sound, physics, music and performance are hallmarks of Acoustic Directions’ approach to projects.
Our strong theoretical and experiential platforms give us the confidence to innovate effectively. We take pride in fully understanding our clients’ needs and the associated issues. With absolute attention to detail, solutions are custom designed to the specific needs of each situation. This gives our clients the security of knowing the solution has been well considered and is optimum.
Our tools for developing acoustic solutions are acoustical and electro-acoustical theory, mathematical precision, computer modelling, and complex acoustic measurements.
Our holism-in-design approach is a key part of finding solution for problems in which architecture, sound clarity and operational issues are important. By understanding the interdependence of these domains, we can generate solutions that address a wide range of problems.
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Acoustic Directions is an Award-winning AAAC member firm
While we are missing the social dining-out experience and have to make do with limited take-away-only menus and higher prices, let us take a minute to consider one of the things that we do not miss so much about some dining out experiences. Noise. We are extremely fortunate that we are usually spoilt for choice […]
What to consider when installing hard floors in Stata Building: Strata By-Laws: Each apartment building will have its own strata plan and associated by-laws. Often older by-laws may have a simple clause such as “any new floor should be covered or otherwise treated to an extent sufficient to prevent the transmission from the floor space […]
Glenn recently presented a paper to the Institute of Acoustics in Bristol, United Kingdom at the Reproduced Sound Conference on the relationship between frequency response and the speech transmission index. The key point to take away from our research and presentation is that when specifying or commissioning an emergency sound system in a road tunnel, […]
Proper acoustic design in educational facilities is ever more crucial as open-plan, technology-filled “innovative learning environments” (ILEs) become increasing commonplace. Proponents of this current trend laud the flexibility provided by these open spaces, but sceptics doubt the effectiveness of these spaces due to various reasons, including the lack of consultation with teachers before implementation and […]
There are many different factors which affect the acoustic design of a classroom. Current research undertaken by Macquarie University and National Acoustic Laboratories Australia1 indicates that: Students spend approximately 45-60 % of their time listening and comprehending their teachers’ instructions. High levels of noise which mask and distort the teacher’s voice dramatically reduce speech intelligibility. […]
Neil Armstrong’s famous words misinterpretation highlights importance of speech intelligibility in video conferencing
How many people are missing out on key bits of information in daily communication? We thought we heard Neil Armstrong’s famous words “one small step for man” where as Neil is adamant he said, “one small step for A man”. Poor intelligibly is how problems begin in video conferencing situations. Key bits of information just […]
The revised AAAC Guideline for acoustic design for Healthcare facilities are now out and downloadable on the AAAC website: Link to AAAC Guideline for Healthcare Facilities v2.0
Earlier this month we were excited to head across the ditch to NZ to complete the final stage of the electro-acoustic commissioning in both the Victoria Park Tunnel and Johnstone Hill Tunnels, Auckland. These tunnels are key routes which enable smoother and safer traffic flow for hundreds of thousands of people travelling in to and […]
City of Sydney provides funding is available to expand and support live music Funding is available to existing and new venues for capital investments (such as works or equipment) that will: help venues manage sound transfer to surrounding properties, or improve audience experience allow a business to introduce new live music or performance programming help […]
It’s been a fantastic journey working with all the Conduit team. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed developing the electroacoustics behind Conduit’s bone conduction headphones. A great effort by everyone involved and seeing the product being boxed and sold to market is inspiring. So glad we were part of the Conduit team which developed these headphones which allow […]