This site was devoted to discussing and learning about acoustics as it relates to community noise in Austin, Texas. Noise is an important issue here due to rapid expansion and a high importance placed on live music. We attempted to make sense of what’s going on as the old meets the new, the “keep it downs” clash with the “if it’s too loud you’re too olds,” and new regulations are written.
I’m no longer keeping this site up to date. Everything on the site is here for archival/historical purposes. I apologize to those who have written with questions that I have not answered. Life changes have taken me away from Austin and onto other exciting areas of learning, including industrial noise control and hearing conservation.
Please keep in mind that the Austin noise ordinance changes frequently. I’ll let you decide if that’s a good or a bad thing. Since I am no longer keeping this site up to date, it’s possible the version of the ordinance on this site does not match the official and correct version.