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Clients, Not Products, Determine the Best Solution to Acoustic Issues

Consistent with our core values of artistry, accuracy, community and integrity, there is a strong culture of “giving back” at Acoustic Distinctions.  Particularly now during these challenging times, we have been focused on how we can help and how we can add value to other professionals who work in the built environment and to the […]

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Enhancing Virtual Communication from Home

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the way people work today and will probably continue to affect workflow and the work environment in the future. Many corporate employers have transitioned to remote work; virtual teleconferences have largely replaced in-person meetings. While the audio-visual technology available today aids remote communication and accommodates those not wanting to leave the […]

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AIA-accredited presentation on the topic of Acoustic Standards for School Design

AIA-accredited presentation on the topic of Acoustic Standards for School Design, worth 1 HSW credit.

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GUIDELINES FOR VIRTUAL WORK WITH MUSIC STUDENTS

Guidelines for Virtual Work with Music Students

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Cocktail Party Effect and Room Acoustics

Why are bars and restaurants sometimes so unbearably loud? So loud that you have to scream at the person across the table to hold a conversation? The reason is something called “the cocktail party effect.” Imagine you are in a space with a number of other people. You talk. This raises the sound level, so […]

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How to Use Acoustics, Design & Staffing to Increase Community Engagement

AD’s own David Kahn was pleased to lead the professional development session “How to Use Acoustics, Design & Staffing to Increase Community Engagement” at the 2020 APAP conference held in New York on January 11th. In addition to David, who serves as President of Acoustic Distinctions, the panelists included Joshua Dachs, Principal at theatre consultancy […]

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COVID-19 Concerns And Our Commitment To You

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: We hope that you are reading this in good health. We’re writing to fill you in on the status of work here at Acoustic Distinctions and the steps we’ve taken to ensure that we can continue to serve our clients while protecting the health of our staff and following […]

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Geometrical Computation of Arbitrary Curved Surface Sound Reflected Impulse Responses

By Arthur van der Harten

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Designed to Ensure Speech Intelligibility within the House of Commons Chamber of the Parliament of Canada

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University of Colorado Boulder Swing Space

Acoustic Distinctions collaborated with Pfeiffer Partners Architects to complete a new temporary music instruction facility on the University of Colorado, Boulder campus for use during the renovation of their existing music facility. The temporary facility includes 15 faculty teaching studios, 5 Practice Rooms, and a Percussion Ensemble Room in three free-standing, tightly clustered structures located […]

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