Nightclubs and pubs are frequently the source of high noise levels which require proper soundproofing and acoustic treatment. Aural Exchange has been into this business since a long time with a team of people specialized and highly experienced in the field of acoustic treatment. We provide consulting services and products that will prevent your nightclub from all kind of sound including thumping noise and loud voice.
Nightclub Sound Absorption & Soundproofing
Acoustic treatment (Sound absorption) is necessary while designing a nightclub as it fixes the echo problem where the sound bounces off walls, ceilings and floors creating unwanted noise. The high pitch volume can be controlled by increasing the absorption coefficients in your bar with a set of sound panels. These panels are placed on walls and ceilings as they help to make individual voice clear by removing the unwanted background noise. Our absorption product will help in reducing the echo sound making it crisp and clear.
The real work of soundproofing is to prevent sound from entering and exiting a room, it traps the sound in one room and does not let it move from once space to another. Always make sure that soundproofing is up to the mark and helps you in maintaining your business by avoiding legal issues or complaints from neighbors and residents nearby. Many a times people fail to understand the difference between sound absorption and soundproofing that requires equal balance to gain excellent sound quality.
The concept of room within a room also called as acoustic decoupling, most effective and powerful way to isolate sound with minimal use of isolation products. Each room is made up of heavy and solid material making sure that the rooms are not in direct touch with each other to avoid sound from passing through. Decoupling to isolate sound is most commonly done with sound clips and walls are lined with sound-absorbing material.
Finding Sound Leaks
Many a times people know that there is a sound leak in the room but the most important thing is to find out and fix it. This procedure is really difficult and more of technical where you need to inspect the room edges, openings and passageways. Leaky gasket and seals, doors, glass partition, walls and ceilings are the reasons behind sound leak.
Leaky gasket and seals: These gasket and seals are designed to reduce the amount of noise passing through. At times they are damaged during installation and cannot be easily noticed. The best way to find out is to perform a light test where you switch off all the lights inside the room (nightclub) and check for the outside light coming in. This test can be performed at night for accurate results.
Doors: While purchasing a door you might not be aware of its quality and thickness. You will find doors that are hollow and light in weight which has been designed by the manufacturer to save its cost. Remember, you need to select the door that is heavy in weight and also knock the door and see if it has a solid core that will stop the sound from passing through it.
Glass Partition: Depending on the glass partition if its single-pane, double-pane or customized? People usually opt for double-pane partition, it reduces noise transfer but many times you find it offset and the seal is not proper. The best thing to do is check the edges, find out the air flow and reseal it. If the issue is due to thin glass that allows the sound to pass through easily, you can replace it with a thick glass or add a second pane with space in between as deadened air space. Another option would be acoustical curtains that can be added as noise insulation mass.
Walls: It is very important to make sure that the walls are completely interconnected and no spaces left in between. Also check your drop ceiling by removing the panel and make sure it’s perfectly placed and there is no sound passing through. You need to walk around and look at the floor if its properly sealed as there should be no holes or gaps. Even after everything seems fine you might wonder from where does the problem arise? The issue maybe due to lack of sufficient mass in the wall. All you need to do is add an extra layer of drywall to reduce the noise passing through.
Ceilings: It is very rare for nightclubs to have an upstairs neighbor, in case of existence you will have to soundproof the ceiling to avoid vibrations that can disturb them. There are variety of products that can save you from these kind of issues.
- It gives the best experience to the clubbers encouraging them to return.
- The clear and crisp sound will help you enjoy the party without any kind of background buzz.
- It will maintain the ambiance and provide them with an enjoyable experience.
- Due to proper soundproofing there will be no legal issues or complaints from neighbors and residents nearby.
In nightclubs, poor sound quality is something you need to avoid where the music is undefined, loud or irritating? it’s not a great place to chill out and party. Many nightclubs have issues like thumping noise and loud voice, this is where most of the designers fail due to lack of knowledge and experience. In case you need any guidance about product purchase or nightclub set-up, please do get in touch with our team that has been specialized for years in this field. Remember, our consulting charges are nominal and we try to wrap up the work as soon as possible to avoid your cost from increasing.
Nightclub, Bar, Lounge Acoustic Treatment, SoundProofing & AV Consulting
With the explosion of the Indian entertainment industry and the rapid transformation of town into cities and cities into sprawling metros, this is probably the best time ever to invest in the food, beverage and the entertainment industry. If you’re starting a nightclub, we can probably help you with one of the most important factors in its future success – GOOD SOUND!
Have you ever walked into a nightclub venue and your first impression is, “Ouch!!!” The music is undefined, loud, or is just plain irritating. This is the norm at a lot of small nightclubs and inevitably leads to their unpopularity, even when they are otherwise excellent in ambience, service and f & b.
On the other hand, have you ever walked into a club where the music was rich in high frequency sound, with a well-defined midrange, and clean, thundering bass, as well as great overall dynamics? Its very likely that this is a successful nightclub, with a faithful clientele who loves to hang out regularly.
Is great sound just good luck?
Achieving great audio quality takes skill, an in-depth knowledge of acoustics, and an understanding of what live music and electronic dance music (EDM) is actually supposed to sound like. Many sound retailers may have a few of the necessary components, but still lack the know-how to select or configure an audio system for a nightclub.
How do I get Aural Exchange’s expertise in my city?
There are many ways we can help you get your nightclub off the ground. Â Here are a few:
1. Send us pictures and dimensions:
Email or courier scanned photos of the nightclub property to us. These must be taken of the area where you want the system installed, and from different angles. We will also need dimensions (L x B x H) of your property. If you have the floor plan and elevation of the property, please send this to us.
If you haven’t decided on the best location, we can help you make this crucial decision.
2. Show us with a video walkthrough:
Send a video to us with a full walk through of the premises.
3. Onsite Assessment:
Depending on the size and complexity of the install, sometimes traveling to the location is really the best way to address the sound and lighting needs of your project. This way, we can speak with you personally about the many issues your have on your mind everything from speaker placement, to DJ booth wiring, layout, and configuration.
This is something that can be accommodated in an overnight trip, so the cost to you is kept to a minimum.
The installation of a commercial sound system requires its own small wiring infrastructure. This usually consists of several dedicated circuits, which you must choose and install in the DJ booth prior to the sound and lighting installation date.
Attempting to do this after the room construction is complete may result in a mess, as you may have to remove panels or drill holes into your newly designed nightclub fixtures.
We will help you avoid any trouble on this end by assisting you with the CAD layouts of the room prior to, or during the construction period. In cooperation with your electrician, we can note on the drawings where wiring should be installed.
If we are looking after the full install, we can also look after all details regarding how much electrical power the DJ booth will need, as well as recommend placement of the dedicated electrical circuits, etc.
When this is completed within the initial construction phase, it nicely positions the room for a quick and relatively painless installation process. It also saves you money, since you wont need us to complete the electrical detail, but instead can have us install and tune your new sound and lighting system.
Do I need Aural Exchange to tune the system to the room?
Installing and wiring the new sound system correctly is certainly a part of this critical task, but even more important is matching and tuning it to the room’s dynamics. In the worst-case scenario, someone may purchase a wonderful new sound system, install it, fire it up and be extremely disappointed. A bad configuration can often result in premature clipping, annoying AC Hum, or a severe lack of bass and overall dynamics. In most cases, improper positioning and configuration of subwoofers causes too much bass in the nightclub, leading to annoying booming sounds and vibrations in seating areas. This is the #1 biggest problem with most nightclubs in India.
These small bugs can pop up by the hundreds, and this is where real expertise is tested. Our extensive background in nightclub acoustics makes us well-suited for completing this task with few complications, and will guarantee that you get the best sound possible for your investment!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I deal with a consulting company from outside of my immediate area?
A: Aural Exchange specializes in nightclub, lounge, bar, and pub sound proofing and acoustics. Our intimate knowledge of the materials, products and methods involved helps us to design places that operate more efficiently and reliably than the competition. We also have a network of top-class consultants across India and it is likely that we will use a consultant located in your city to save costs.
Q: Who makes the best speakers, lights, etc.?
A: No one. Most companies makes products that can excel in one application, but may not be right in another. The environment and application dictates the manufacturer we use. Also we try and recommend manufacturers that have a service center in your city.
Q: How much will good acoustics cost me?
A: If you plan for good soundproofing and acoustics during the design and build, you’re looking at a very low cost, typically Rs 35 – 75 per square feet for acoustics and Rs 100 – Rs 150 for soundproofing. Solving problems after the build is more expensive, and typically costs Rs 250 – Rs 400 per square feet. In either case, Aural Exchange will get you the most for your money.
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