Sound Design

Modern advances in neuroscience have shown a direct correlation between audio stimulus and our emotional state.

The “universal language of emotion”, music, can elicit some of the most profound emotional responses we can experience, while unexpected, loud, or startling noises can signal the body’s sympathetic nervous system to induce the Acute Stress (fight-or-flight) Response. Even when sleeping, the Reticular Activation System, a bundle of neurons at the base of the brain, is always listening and tasked with decoding auditory stimulus to determine what warrants signaling the cortex to wake the rest of the body, and what can be ignored to continue the rejuvenating sleep cycle.

Understanding that our auditory environment can have profound effects on us physiologically, cognitively, psychologically, and behaviorally motivates and inspires us to design and implement solutions that have a meaningful impact for our clients within their spaces.

Sound Masking
We’re often called upon to create systems that produce or distribute sound to promote positive experiences and productive environments. But strategically planned silence can be just as important. Achieving the right balance of sound and silence is crucial to creating an intentional space. Furthermore, conversations in healthcare offices (and other corporate offices) often contain sensitive or proprietary information and deserve privacy. How can you achieve that with rooms next to one another, cubicles situated closely together and offices designed with little space between people? The solution is office sound masking.

By applying the basic principles of acoustics, we achieve:

Sound where you want it, silence where you don’t.

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