Room Survey 30 – China University of Communication

Location: Beijing, China

Investigator: Pat Brown

Description:  Large recording studio (52,000 ft³) at university. Walls are combination of absorption and scattering. The room was partially occupied (about 60 people). With a T30 of about 0.6 sec, this room is not statistically reverberant, but it is live and diffuse. There are some room modes below 200 Hz.

All in all, this is an extraordinary sounding space. The self-powered EAW loudspeakers (see pict below) used for the portable house PA sounded good, and no further EQ was used, other than a high pass filter on both vocal mics. 

File Type: Mono

Loudspeaker: 3-way Medium Q Full-Range

Microphone: Bedrock BAMT2 on Lectrosonics wireless

Recorder: RME Babyface using FIR-Capture software.

Source: 0.8 sec/octave log sweep.

IR Extraction: Direct

Room Data: Room Impulse Responses (The impulse responses are for personal or educational use only.)

Test Positions:

TP1 – 10 ft.

TP2 – 20 ft.

TP3 – 30 ft.

Graph showing absence of flutter echos in the large recording studioPlot 1 – Log-squared RIR of TP2. Note the absence of flutter echos in this shoebox room. Click below to hear speech track.

2D waterfall plot of the room modes in the large recording studio

Plot 2 – A 2D waterfall plot of TP2 makes the room modes obvious (FIR-Capture). The vertical axis is log frequency. The horizontal axis is time (ms). The plot shows which frequencies resonate over time.

Side and front wall of the Large Recording Studio

Photos – The walls were hardwood. Every other horizontal row was perforated. Select photo and zoom in to see wall detail.

Side and back wall of the Large Recording Studio

Sidewall of the Large Recording Studio