Venezuela's First Dolby-Certified 5.1 Mix Studio Uses Zero International's Acoustical Seals

Jan 15, 2014 2:19 PM


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Zero International in The Bronx, N.Y., announces that its acoustical gasketing plays a key role in the advanced sound control engineering for Studio 360, a 5.1 mix studio located in Caracas, Venezuela, that recently earned Dolby certification. Zero International provides Sound Trap sound control sealing systems, in addition to door and window gasketing, thresholds, hinges, lites and louvers, flood barriers, intumescent (fire solution) products, and photoluminescent signs.

Structural door design by acoustical consultant José Miguel Herrera integrated Zero's adjustable head-and-jamb gasketing (#170), rabbeted threshold (#564) and surface-mounted automatic door bottom (#361), along with continuous hinge system #910 to achieve STC-55 performance. Local acoustical consultant Giuliano Molgora also recommended sound insulation components for the project. Other U.S. sourcing for the project included floating floor, walls, ceiling and rim floor provided by Kinetics Noise Control, along with Kinetics isolators to control HVAC vibrations.

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Zero International's door gasketing, as implemented in Studio 360 in Caracas, Venezuela

The opening of Studio 360 is credited with streamlining post-production audio for local filmmakers along with eliminating the time and travel costs of using facilities in neighboring countries. The studio's audio performance exceeds international Dolby standards.

Zero's acoustical gasketing systems are designed to provide a complete, uninterrupted and air-tight seal around head, jamb and sill, which is critical to achieving highest STC performance required for sound studios and other demanding applications. They also provide adjusting features to easily restore sound-tight seals eliminating any gaps caused by door misalignment, which often occur over time as buildings shift and settle and doors cycle through changes in temperature and humidity.

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