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An end-to-end solution for noise management in music venues at last!

Expert acoustics are helping venues save time and money

Is it noise, or is it music? It can be a question of taste, but it often comes down to volume. Noise and vibration management regulations sometimes create headaches for music venues who must balance artistic programming against public amenity. The line can be blurry, and everyone who’s been involved in a noise complaint knows it’s not an enjoyable experience.

Noise and acoustic regulations are put in place to attempt to clarify what is and isn't acceptable in terms of noise in our increasingly high-density cities and towns. Meeting these requirements can be complicated, and often requires expert advice and monitoring.

That's where Renzo Tonin & Associates aims to help venues - by creating a complete solution for noise management.

It's typical in the Victorian acoustic industry for acoustic consultants to advise sound technicians on what sound system limitations are required for a venue, but not be able to install and calibrate the limitation devices to achieve those requirements.

Renzo Tonin & Associates has built capability in this niche space, addressing the external compliance and the internal control systems simultaneously. This approach saves venues considerable time and cost.

Different scenarios require different measures: from installation of smart sound level limiters that log and limit based on measured noise levels in the venue; to inexpensive generic compressors/limiters paired with an inexpensive smart-phone app that acts as a noise traffic light unit and logger in one.

With more than 20 years of experience between them, Peter Harris, Acoustic and Audio/Visual Engineer and Nicholas Peters, Senior Acoustic Engineer, have probably spent more cold evenings clutching a sound meter while measuring venue music noise or rewiring sound systems, than most Victorian acoustic engineers.

Nicholas, Peter and the team at Renzo Tonin & Associates, have worked to find music noise management solutions for Victorian venues including:

  • Bounce Inc, Glen Iris

  • Tramway Hotel, Fitzroy North

  • Munich Brau Haus, Southbank

  • Cargo Hall / Plus 5, Southbank

  • Boatbuilders Yard, Southbank

  • General Assembly, Southbank

  • Metropolis, Southbank

  • Murmur Piano Bar, Melbourne

  • The George Ballroom, St Kilda

  • Moonlight Cinema, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra

  • Gardens House, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra

  • The Terrace Tea Rooms, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra

  • Riva, St Kilda

  • Polly, Fitzroy

  • Union House, Richmond

  • Fargo & Co, Richmond

  • Green Park Dining, Brunswick East

If you know of a venue that also needs advice or help with noise and acoustic management, and if we can be of assistance, please get in touch.

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