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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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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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career in acoustics

hello, i am considering shifting my career path towards working in acoustics. in particular architectural acoustics, environmental acoustics and noise control. however, my academic background is in ...
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Owens Corning vs Cotton Batts

Hello all! I am looking to build some acoustic panels and a small sound booth. At first I thought about buying Owens Corning but am unsure about how safe it is. I would be installing them in my home ...
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rock wool absorption

Hi, I want to make my own bass trap and i can not find rock wool in 10 cm thickness. In terms of absorption quality is there any difference to stack two 5cm rock wool plates together to form a 10cm ...
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How to improve acoustics of a 16 meter square garage on a budget?

I'll be renting a garage now for practice. It will be used for several bands. The garage size is 16 square meters and it doesn't matter if it's loud outside (these garages are pretty far from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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-...