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Real-World Reverberation – PureVerb™

By Pat Brown

Learn about a software tool called PureVerb™ that can create natural sounding reverberation effects.

Reverberation effects can be added to recordings using a signal processor or wave editor. Most of these effects only allow a very limited … Read more

A Closer Look at Loudspeaker Coverage Angles

By Jeremy Johnston

In this article, Jeremy compares the coverage angles of 3 full range loudspeakers 90°x40°, 90°x50° and 90°x60°.

Most loudspeakers used in sound reinforcement have some sort of Pattern Control Element (PCE – a new term I just … Read more

Understanding Horn Directivity Control

 By Charlie Hughes

Charlie Hughes will help you understand more about horn directivity control.

Horns are often used in loudspeaker systems for a variety of reasons. One may be to provide increased acoustical loading to the driver attached to the … Read more

Early Decay Time as a System Performance Benchmark

By Pat Brown and Peter Mapp

In this article Pat Brown and Peter Mapp looks at early decay time as a system performance benchmark.

It’s been over 100 years since Wallace Clement Sabine did his ground-breaking acoustical study of the … Read more

Low-Frequency Directivity and Arrays

By Pat Brown

This article is an attempt to quantify the theory and application of low frequency arrays for sound reinforcement applications.

The lack of low frequency directivity is a problem that plagues many sound systems. It is usually manifested … Read more

Not Exactly Omni – A look at Human Listener Directivity

By Pat Brown

The article is the results of a study on human listener directivity.  The mic was place inside the ear canal and measurements were taken.

A recent Syn-Aud-Con Listserv thread brought up the subject of human listener directivity. … Read more

Line Array Limitations

Knowing the line array limitations is the key to using them properly.

By Dale Shirk

Line array loudspeakers are a popular tool these days. But are they always the best choice? In the interest of preserving Syn-Aud-Con’s slide-rule geek image, … Read more

Ideal vs Real Loudspeaker Directivity

By Pat Brown

Understanding the ideal loudspeaker directivity will form an understanding of the trade-offs involved in real-world devices.

When it comes to loudspeakers and the audio marketplace, one word comes to mind-diversity. How can there be so many different … Read more

Measured vs. Predicted Loudspeaker Array Response

 Meaningful Metrics – By Pat Brown

Many designers use arrayed loudspeakers to cover the audience. Computer modeling must be used to determine the array behavior. This study compares the measured vs. predicted response of a 3-horn array.

Room modeling programs … Read more

The Magic Behind Multi-Pattern Mics

Theory and Practice – By Dale Shirk

This article will take a closer look of how multi-pattern mics work.

Multiple pattern microphones have been used in studio work for years, and today are becoming very common in live sound as … Read more