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Derrick Charles

With more than a decade of experience in acoustic engineering, Derrick Charles is a trusted and reliable source for noise control and soundproofing. Driven by his passion for the field, he has become an expert at providing innovative solutions tailored specifically to meet each client’s unique needs. His dedication to excellence makes him one of the leading engineers around.


Derrick had a passion for sound from an early age, so he pursued studies at two of the finest universities in California and graduated with honors. He earned his BSc degree in Acoustical Engineering at UCLA and also gained valuable knowledge by coupling it with a minor program in Music.

But Derrick wasn’t done there – motivated to go even further, he went on to acquire specialized expertise through UC Berkeley’s Master of Science coursework in Noise & Vibration Control.


With more than 15 years of experience in acoustic engineering, Derrick has built a reputation as one of the most reliable and knowledgeable professionals.

He started at a small consulting firm in Los Angeles, where he worked on residential, commercial, and industrial projects involving soundproofing and noise control measures.

In 2003, he joined a larger engineering team becoming a senior acoustic engineer with expertise ranging from airport-noise mitigation to theatre-sound proofing and noise control in industrial plants. Some examples reflect his deep understanding of implementing the best solutions for clients without compromising quality results or service delivery timelines.

Despite the range of customers (from smaller businesses to multinational corporations), his primary commitment is always helping others by creating customized strategies encompassing his passion for innovation and discovery.

Combined with personal values focused on a collaborative spirit leading to win/win situations, he is also a contributor to Architecture Lab, where he likes to share some of his experience and knowledge with its readers.

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Best Soundproof Panels You Should Buy in 2023

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Are you having a hard time getting in control of your home studio? Now might be the right time to invest in soundproof panels to ensure you get the best soundproofing experience. You’ll be surprised how they can effectively minimize echo and vibrations from the entire room. But wait, merely picking acoustic panels without the …

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Best Soundproof Curtains You Should Buy

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Living in a busy city or simply wanting to keep yourself from disturbing your neighbors doesn’t have to cost a lot. Soundproof curtains are a great way to contain or block sound without drastically changing your home. We don’t have control over the noise that happens outside. The best we can do is find a …

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Ceiling Soundproofing: Everything You Need to Know

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Relaxing at home with noisy neighbors or loud music from upstairs can be hard. However, there are ceiling soundproofing solutions that can help enhance your environment and your life satisfaction. Whether you’re living in an apartment or a multi-level home, soundproofing ceilings are ESSENTIAL. This article discusses how to soundproof a ceiling and different types …

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Tile Floor Soundproofing | A Complete Guide for Beginners

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The best way to soundproof your tile floor is to use thick, sound-absorbing materials like mass loaded vinyl, rubber underlayment, antivibration mats, and thick carpet pads. You can place these underneath your carpets to still maintain your home’s aesthetic appeal. Unwanted noises from other rooms are annoying, especially if the sound transmission comes from above. …

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How to Soundproof a Garage Door: A Complete Guide

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A noisy garage can attract unwanted attention and noise complaints from neighbors and passersby. Luckily, there are numerous ways to easily get your garage door soundproof, depending on your budget and preferences. Soundproofing your garage door can be a trial-and-error process. There’s no perfect method for doing this process. We’ve gathered the most common ways …

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