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Nice read about reverb [closed]

Not a question, but thought this was an interesting article about some reverb/acoustics in England :) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20773690
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Determine whether resonance/standing waves are from speakers or room?

I have two massive resonances (more than 12db above the response curve elsewhere) with my bookshelf monitors placed on a desk in a large furnished, carpeted room. One is at about 110 Hz and another ...
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topic for presentation

guys, i need some help here. i need to give a presentation as a part of my college assignment. can anyone suggest me a topic please. i have thought about Acoustics or 3D audio. but then acoustics ...
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material for acoustic reflection?

I'm trying to find some cheap material to make acoustic reflectors out of. From what I hear the most important thing is that the material be stiff, however from my research stiffness (measured in GPA ...
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What's the science behind acoustic dispersion?

So acoustic dispersion is the phenomenon responsible for the classic Star Wars laser sound. An answer in this thread recently also linked to some great recordings of ice sheets which exhibit the same ...
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How to deal with a reverby room…

Hello, Basic question. Was sound engineering in a school hall/food mess and the acoustics were something horrible. Reflection city, which resulted in an extremely muffled (especially the low-end) and ...
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Sound insulation

What can you guys suggest for cheap sound insulation? I do a lot of mixing in my room and hope to be recording some spot FX.My room is small and hard walled. All the best Daniel
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TV studio set reverbation treatment?

Hi all, I currently work on a TV project (sitcom), which is being shooted in big TV studio. They built some family house rooms there. But basically the studio is very big - 20m width, 60m length, 15m ...
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How good is your knowledge of acoustics, and how does this affect your sound design?

I'm curious as to how scientific your understanding of acoustics is and how often you draw on this knowledge when designing sounds, editing or mixing. What do you get your calculator out for, and what ...
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How does our brain detect the direction of sound?

We are able to detect the direction of sound because of our brain's capbility to measures the time lag and amplitude difference between the sound that reaches our ears. However the sound produced by a ...
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How do audio engineers (physically) treat rooms for studios?

Here's my problem: I live in a small apartment downtown São Paulo - it's noisy as it can be. Loud traffic, people screaming and buses circulating day and night. This was never a problem - I usually ...
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Acoustics and Auralex?

I'm about to make a tremendous rework of the acoustics in my studio, and a fix for the 129Hz standing rez-wave that haunts it. Right now I'm looking at Auralex Wedges, considering possibly 4" wedges ...
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Absorbing Room - materials, their shapes, what's the difference?

Internet is really lacking information about acoustics in the room, absorbing materials, it's shapes and patterns.. how to glue them, why there are different shapes. I really would like to know how ...
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What causes proximity effect?

What is the source of proximity effect... the boost in lower frequencies as a vocalist gets close to a condenser mic?
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work environment / sound designing in a multi-functional studio space

hello, partly for economic reasons, i'm considering leaving both my apartment and studio, and move into a single 65m2 ex-factory loft which i'd like to use as multi-functional space for living and ...
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Why do I hear less bass in the middle of the room, and can I do anything about it?

I've recently purchased a pair of monitor speakers in order to build myself a better critical listening environment. I've tried setting them up near one wall in a small room off of my living room, ...
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What is the best way to mic a hammered dulcimer?

Looking for some suggestions on getting the most authentic recorded sound from a Hammered Dulcimer. The model I am mic'ing has 2 sound holes. What would be the ideal mic type(s) (i.e. dynamic, ...
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Micing a big square room

I do a lot of remote recording sessions for church choirs. Often they use fellowship halls, which typically have a big rectangular room with a relatively low flat ceiling. Obviously, this is less ...
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Fixing acoustics in a glorified hallway

We have a small radio studio that is essentially in a hallway. When on air, you can definitely hear the room coming through the mics. It sounds like there is a lot of standing wave. Our budget is ...
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How to deal with the difference in sound when the audience comes in

For mixing in a small church, with cheap equipment, we have the following problem. When we set up all equipment and do a sound-check, all levels are good and the sound is just very good. When the ...
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Monitor Subwoofer suggestions (economic)

Hey Im l@@kin to invest some money in reference monitors and a sub. Can anybody drop some suggestions for me? My price range is limited to about 600 american dollars and I have a discount ...
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Acoustic treatment for glass

I have searched for a bit but haven't found much on this but maybe some of you have fixed a similar problem in the past: Can I put something over glass to make it anechoic? It's a long shot, but I ...
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Home Studio - Making the best out of what I have

It's setup time and I have several options as to where/how to set up my freshly acquired pair of Adam A7. Three rooms in my house have interesting characteristics but not one is perfect and I am ...
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Acoustic Handlings in a Small Room

Dear All, I have a pretty urgent question here that I need to resolve in one of my record rooms: I have a small room about 13 feet by 10 feet with a 10 foot ceiling. The walls all have fabric on ...
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Mic Position and Acoustics

Here is a general question for field recording: Do you go to great length to try to position whatever you are recording for best acoustics and mic position? Let's say you're recording an elephant. ...
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Sound design that cuts through crowd noise

I'm about to embark on a sound design project for an interactive piece that will be a public installation. It will always be surrounded by people in a large space (think a trade show floor or lounge-...