Acoustic Design Cycle
Developing products with the Sorama Acoustic Design Cycle
At Sorama we are experts at low-noise and sound design of all kinds of products. During our 10+ years of experience we’ve developed a solid acoustic design approach that we deploy in order to improve sound behavior in products. It is an iterative cycle that relies on gaining insight into the problem and translating this to proper solutions, instead of the traditional trial-and-error method.
Phase #1: Starting the cycle
Phase #2: Research & Analysis
Phase #3: Specification & Modeling
Phase #4: Design & Creation
Phase #5: Testing & Validation
Once one or multiple prototypes are ready it is time to do testing. Here, the Sorama Portal is utilized to perform testing with the CAM64 and CAM1K acoustic camera while following good measurement practice. For example, three slightly different versions that all comply to the functional specifications of the product are closely compared acoustically. Make sure good measurement practice is followed in order to speed up the process while making sure enough data is gathered for future analysis while also allowing to directly compare results. For the validation of the acoustic specifications the sound pressure level meter and spectral tools of the Portal may be used. Also, the acoustic imaging is effective in making a well founded decision of which version performs best. The acoustic imaging analysis may also result in minor tweaks that might pose an easy win before finalizing the product.