About The Founder

Hello there, I’m Ludovic, the man behind Zen Soundproof. I’m a self-confessed film fanatic, a mechanical engineer by trade, and an unapologetic nerd who finds joy in gaming and soundproofing.

Ludovic holding a noisemeter

Education and Experience

Interests and Hobbies

Outside of work and Zen Soundproof, I love immersing myself in the classics of cinema, particularly black and white movies. Roman Holiday, featuring the brilliant Audrey Hepburn, is a favorite of mine.

When I’m not enjoying a good film, I’m often engrossed in the Dark Souls series, a testament to my love for games. In the real world, my interests extend to the fast-paced world of Formula 1 and football – a blend of speed, strategy, and skill.

Ludovic Chung-Sao installing acoustic panels on a white wall

Turning Point

The idea of Zen Soundproof took root when I started renovating my home. Soundproofing it was a necessity for me, but soon I found myself talking about it every day with my coworkers.

As I shared my learnings, I realized that many people confuse acoustics with soundproofing. This realization, combined with my desire to make people’s lives more peaceful, spurred me to share my knowledge on a larger scale, leading to the birth of Zen Soundproof.

Ludovic renovating the flooring by sanding the hardwood floor of his home

Staying Up-to-Date

Soundproofing is a continually evolving field, and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements is crucial.

I regularly partake in courses and webinars from platforms such as aecdaily.com and kineticsnoise.com. Further, my go-to resource for in-depth understanding is the Handbook for Sound Engineers by Ballou.

Philosophy and Approach

In life and at Zen Soundproof, my mantra is simple – provide accurate, easy-to-digest information with no fluff. I believe in the power of understanding and aim to empower my readers through well-researched, practical, and straightforward guides.

Future Vision

Looking ahead, I am excited about the prospect of developing soundproofing solutions, especially for appliances. This combines my love for back-to-back testing as a Mechanical Engineer with my passion for soundproofing. I see this as a significant opportunity to bring more peace and quiet to homes and help people live more comfortably.

At the end of the day, Zen Soundproof is more than just a blog for me; it’s an ongoing journey in enhancing the quality of our lives through soundproofing. I’m thrilled to have you join me on this journey!

You can learn about the missions of Zen Soundproof on the About page.