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Taking a Look at Pro Audio Now

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Pro Audio Now utilized RPG’s Expo Panels in a recent project.

RPG Acoustical works with a number of sales firms to make sure that our products end up in the hands of knowledgeable customers. Pro Audio Now, representing New York City, northern New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, is one of many excellent companies with whom RPG collaborates. The firm works closely alongside architects and acoustical designers to ensure that the end-user is getting the highest quality products fit for the project at hand. To get in touch with Pro Audio Now, contact Wayne Dolnick, president of Pro Audio Now, at wayne@proaudionow.net, use their general contact at proaudionow@verizon.net, or contact their admin support at donna@audtek.com. We would also like to highlight a recently completed project that RPG and Pro Audio Now lent their expertise to.

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Project Profile: Tivoli Ave Theater in Sydney, Australia

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Take a look at this stunning theater in Sydney, Australia known as the Tivoli Ave Theater.

This week, we want to talk about a recently completed private residential theater in Sydney, Australia called the Tivoli Ave Theater. The space takes advantage of three RPG Acoustical products: our slotted Modffractal diffusers in a Mahogany finish, the solid Mahogany FlutterFree-W, and   Expo Panels in a colored lacquer finish. These technologies work together to create an ideal, premium theater experience that simply can’t be beat. Let’s break down some more information on how the theater benefits from RPG-engineered products and what makes them so unique.

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Looking at the Work of Acousthetics

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Pictured: Cristina Miyar, Principal at Acousthetics.

Today we’d like to highlight the work of our West Coast sales 

representative Acousthetics and introduce a few of the key people in the firm. Acousthetics works with everyone from acousticians and architects to building owners and their representatives to ensure the smooth delivery RPG products for projects of any size. Specifically, we want to place some focus on two of their team members: Cristina Miyar and Tyler Adams.

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Project Profile: Erie Community College’s State of the Art STEM Building

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Erie Community College has a new STEM building equipped with customized Clearsorber Panels, which are both visually appealing and functional.

Erie Community College, located in upstate New York, is one of the many schools within the reputable State University of New York (SUNY) system. While the institution has long been known for its fantastic academics, the campus itself had less of a shining reputation—that is, until they opened up their state of the art STEM building equipped with all the facilities such an educational powerhouse needs. As part of an overall effort to modernize the school, Erie Community College’s STEM building is a fantastic step in giving students the facilities they need to obtain a world-class education and RPG is proud to have been part of the endeavor.

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Project Profile: Knack Studios in Chennai, India

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Knack Studios fills a need for professional audio and video post-processing.
Photo Credit: The Walters-Storyk Design Group

In recent years, India’s film industry, colloquially called Bollywood, has thriving in new and exciting ways. The rapidly growing market requires the right tools to keep up with the changing tides, such as world-class post-production facilities. The newly founded Knack Studios fills this void. Envisioned as a top-tier facility capable of offering audio, video, and even CGI post-production services, much of the studio was designed by the Walters-Storyk Design Group to offer the highest caliber of performance, and RPG is proud to have contributed to the effort.

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Project Profile: Drexel University Music Studio

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Drexel University’s music studio takes advantage of a number of RPG’s acoustical treatments. Photo Credit: Walter-Storyk Design Group.

As one of America’s largest institutes of higher education, Drexel University offers a wide variety of disciplines to suit the interests of any academic. First launched in 2004, the Music Industry program has grown in popularity and excellence, creating the need to expand its facilities. To accommodate the needs of the rapidly growing Recording Arts & Music and Music Business programs, the university took action to scale its facilities with its population. RPG is proud to have contributed a number of its products to the project.

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Project Profile: Exemplary Schooling at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts

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The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a world class institution that takes advantage of our Omniffusor FRG to create an ideal learning environment.

High school is an environment that fosters the intellectual and creative spirit of young adults, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a world class example of this kind of institution. Since 1974 the school, located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, has been ensuring that students are well equipped to pursue a career in the arts, incorporating everything from dance, music, the visual arts and more. The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is such an important Washington D.C. educational institution and RPG Acoustical is proud to have been a part of the project.

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Architecture Meets Ideal Acoustical Performance With the Perfecto 16/16/8

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The Perfecto 16/16/8 panel offers acoustical designers an opportunity to work with an aesthetically pleasing product.

Finding the right balance between acoustical performance and architectural aesthetics is often a challenge. However, the Perfecto 16/16/8 panel is a powerful acoustical tool that can help designers overcome this obstacle. This product utilizes large, visible perforations to absorb mid frequency sound while still retaining much of the higher frequencies. In addition, with a little added acoustical backing, it exhibits superior ability to attenuate low frequencies. Where many absorptive products lack the aesthetic quality of natural wood, RPG’s Perfecto line delivers.

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How Acoustics Are Utilized in Modern Courtroom Design

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Considering acoustics in the design of a courtroom can maximize speech intelligibility.

Acoustical design in courtrooms focuses primarily on two things: maximizing speech intelligibility within the room and minimizing disruptive noise from interfering with the court proceedings.  In some situations, such as with individuals with compromised hearing or in rooms with poor acoustical performance, although we may hear a person speaking it is difficult to decipher what they are saying. Speech intelligibility refers to the ability to clearly understand each word being spoken. Individuals who suffer from common noise-induced hearing loss may have decreased sensitivity in the 4,000Hz area. this can play a significant role in the ability to understand speech in, as the consonants crucial to understanding spoken word reside in the 2,000 to 6,000Hz range. Fortunately, appropriate acoustical design will support and enhance speech intelligibility within courtrooms and supply the required clarity for such a space.

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Research Report: Shape Optimization

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The Shape Optimizer is capable of creating modern, effective sound diffusing shapes.

If you take a look at renowned concert halls, many of them are known for their beautiful ornamentation and coffered ceilings. While these features may have originally been included as an elaborate design element, this intricate detailing provided acoustical benefits as well. These design details have fallen out of style in much of modern architecture, and as a result sound diffusive surfaces inherent to the construction of many rooms is no longer prevalent. This necessitates an appropriate way to create modern sound diffusing shapes, which resulted in the development of the Shape Optimizer software.

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