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Human Processing of Reflected Sound

A response to “Reverberation Time – What Could Be Simpler?”
By Steve Barbar

This is another perspective on the significance of reverberation time and early-decay time, and the relationship between the two.

I must preface the following with the acknowledgment … Read more

Prediction of Sound Levels in Offices and Corridors

The Genser Paper by Ernest Genser

The design of sound systems for small spaces requires the estimation of reflected field sound levels. The classical Hopkins-Stryker equation for LD and LR assumes a mixing reverberant field. Such a field seldom exists … Read more

The Octagon-Shaped Room Pt 2 – Model Detail

By Pat Brown

Three versions of an octagon-shaped room model – simple, detailed, and extra detailed are compared as actual and in virtual.  The results may surprise you.

It’s time to take the data gathered from the site survey and … Read more

It's About Time… The Effective Haas Effect

Theory and Practice – By Dale Shirk

To implement the Haas Effect, understanding the theory is a must.  Dale Shirk explains the theory and ways to implement it.

The Haas effect, or Precedence effect has been well known for many … Read more

Measurement Mics – How Close Are They?

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown did some tests and compared some popular measurement mics and posted the data. Is the expensive mic worth it?  This article will help you decide.

Recent discussions within the SynAudCon email group raised some questions … Read more

Direct-Field Coverage Quick-Check

Theory and Practice – By Dale Shirk

Dale Shirk presents a practical way to check direct-field coverage in live spaces using tools you may already own.

It seems logical to stroll around in a room with a sound level meter … Read more

3D Microphony

By Pat Brown

Most effective multichannel microphone techniques were developed as a means of making pleasing recordings of live events. Since recording is as much art as science, many approaches have emerged that produce satisfying results. One of the main … Read more

B-Format Can Provide Acoustical Predictions

By Pat Brown

In this article, Pat Brown will show how a B-Format can provide acoustical predictions.

In addition to recording and room measurements, B-Format is also applicable to acoustical predictions. The holy grail of sound design has always been … Read more

How to determine a reflection's direction without Polar ETC

By Dale Shirk

Dale Shirk gives you a couple of practical ways to determine where the reflections originates without using a Polar ETC.

Although it’s often easy to hear where a reflection is coming from by playing a pulsed signal … Read more

Finding Reflection Direction using Polar ETC

By Dale Shirk

How do you find the surface that is causing the reflection? In this article,  Dale Shirk shows a technique using Polar ETC.

Polar ETC is a program module for the Goldline TEF™ measurement system. By taking 6 … Read more