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GIK Acoustics not only offers quality, Eco-friendly products but we also provide customers with custom acoustical advice as well as helpful educational articles. We take a holistic approach in helping customers understand the acoustical issues in their space and then present a practical approach to addressing the issues.

Room Acoustics Primer

For those of you who are new to room acoustics, here's an acoustic primer to help you get started. If you prefer, you can also dowload a printable…

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How Diffusion Works

Diffusion is often a misunderstood concept in the audio field; so what exactly is diffusion? According to Webster, there are several definitions…

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Early Reflection Points

Early reflection points or "mirror point" are semi-technical terms used to describe a phenomenon common to all enclosed spaces no matter the size: …

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Room Setup Case Study

The following room setup case study was designed to illustrate how a typical room can be tested, designed and acoustically treated to achieve the…

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What Are Room Modes

Room modes are caused by sound reflecting off of various room surfaces. There are three types of modes in a room: axial, tangential, and oblique.…

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Diffusion is a Wonderful Tool – by Jeff Hedback

Diffusion is a wonderful tool in small room acoustics. OK, nice enough, but what is diffusion, why is it wonderful and where would it be wonderful in…

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Speaker Boundary Interference Response (SBIR)

SBIR (Speaker Boundary Interference Response) - This is a term to describe how the proximity of a speaker to a hard boundary (wall/ceiling/floor)…

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Why Isolation (Soundproofing) is Important

Isolation (also known as soundproofing) is important for a variety of reasons.  The most commonly recognized reason is to stop sound from bothering…

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How Bass Traps Work

In this article, we'll examine why we recommend putting bass traps (bass absorbers) in certain places in the room. We'll explore the options and the…

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Room Setup General No-No's

When it comes to room setup, there are a lot of dos and don'ts.  Here is a list of things to avoid if at all possible in order to get the best…

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Monitor Positioning

So you've got your room setup and treated, you've spent a ton on gear and a fantastic monitoring chain, but things still don't sound right.  Maybe…

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Comparing Acoustic Foam to GIK 244 Bass Traps – Test Analysis

We are frequently asked how our products compare to corner foam bass traps that you see all over the internet. So we did a comparison test in our lab…

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Understanding Different Bass Trapping

Bass Trapping: The Low-Down on Low Frequency Absorbers by Alexander Reynolds There are many types of different bass trapping and low frequency…

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Understanding Decay Times and Waterfall Graphs

Decay time waterfall graphs and frequency response charts are tools to measure the acoustics of a room. This article looks to demystify and explain…

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Audio Examples of Treated vs Untreated Room

We are often asked what are the real effects of a treating a room with acoustic products.  For some customers, reading charts and test graphs don't…

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DIY Acoustic Panel and Bass Trap Frames

Do-It-Yourself Acoustic Panels and Bass Traps... To Frame or Not to Frame Often people decide to build their own acoustic panels and bass traps for…

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Acoustic Panel or Bass Trap Ceiling Mounting

It's recommended to place acoustic panels on the ceiling to reduce floor-to-ceiling slap echo, height modes, SBIR and reflections.  For more on…

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Mounting Bass Traps in Corners

Placing Bass Traps in Upper and Lower Corners (There Are More Corners Than You Think) A rectangular room has 12 corners: where walls meet the…

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The GIK Acoustics Difference

There's a difference between a GIK Acoustics product and all others on the market.  We separate ourselves from other acoustic treatment…

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Ian Shepherd Builds Home Studio

Ian Shepherd is the founder of Production Advice and mastering engineer and owner of Mastering Media Ltd. He specialises in audio mastering and…

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

At GIK Acoustics, customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. Our team is here to ensure that you get the most out of our products. These FAQs are…

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Class A Fire Rating

GIK Acoustics is pleased to announce a Class A Fire Rating on all our standard fabric panels. Whether placing acoustic treatments in your home…

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Basics of Room Setup

Basics of Room Setup At GIK, we understand that jumping into the science of sound can be dark and scary. Or at the very least, can simply take up a…

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