Acoustics of Small Rooms

Acoustics of Small Rooms
Author: Mendel Kleiner,Jiri Tichy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2017-03-29
ISBN: 9781138072831
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustics of Small Rooms Book Excerpt:

Much time is spent working out how to optimize the acoustics of large rooms, such as auditoria, but the acoustics of small rooms and environments can be just as vital. The expensive sound equipment of a recording studio or the stereo in a car or living room is likewise rendered useless if the acoustic environment is not right for them. Changes in wavelength to room size ratio and the time difference between the direct and reflected sound at the listening location mean that the acoustics of small spaces are quite different to those of large spaces. Tackling these specific aspects of physics, sound perception, and applications for small spaces, Acoustics of Small Rooms brings together important facets of small room acoustics. Divided into clear sections, it covers: Sound propagation--the effects of boundaries, sound absorbers, and time conditions Physiology and psychoacoustics Methods and techniques of room and sound field optimization Examples of how these principles apply in real situations Measurement and modeling techniques

Acoustics of Small Rooms

Acoustics of Small Rooms
Author: Mendel Kleiner,Jiri Tichy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 0415779308
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustics of Small Rooms Book Excerpt:

Much time is spent working out how to optimize the acoustics of large rooms, such as auditoria, but the acoustics of small rooms and environments can be just as vital. The expensive sound equipment of a recording studio or the stereo in a car or living room is likewise rendered useless if the acoustic environment is not right for them. Changes in wavelength to room size ratio and the time difference between the direct and reflected sound at the listening location mean that the acoustics of small spaces are quite different to those of large spaces. Tackling these specific aspects of physics, sound perception, and applications for small spaces, Acoustics of Small Rooms brings together important facets of small room acoustics. Divided into clear sections, it covers: Sound propagation—the effects of boundaries, sound absorbers, and time conditions Physiology and psychoacoustics Methods and techniques of room and sound field optimization Examples of how these principles apply in real situations Measurement and modeling techniques

Combined Wave and Ray Based Room Acoustic Simulations of Small Rooms

Combined Wave and Ray Based Room Acoustic Simulations of Small Rooms
Author: Marc Aretz
Publsiher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2012
ISBN: 3832532420
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combined Wave and Ray Based Room Acoustic Simulations of Small Rooms Book Excerpt:

The present thesis establishes a complete framework for the combination of finite element and classical ray based acoustic simulations in small rooms and discusses the inherent challenges and limitations including all aspects of sound generation, sound reflection and sound reception. In this context, the thesis gives detailed guidelines for the best-possible determination of all necessary input data for both simulation domains. The overall potential of the presented combined approach is assessed by conducting extensive objective and subjective comparisons of measurement and simulation results for three types of acoustically relevant small spaces (a scale-model reverberation room, a recording studio and two different car passenger compartments).

Room Acoustics

Room Acoustics
Author: Heinrich Kuttruff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 1315354950
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Room Acoustics Book Excerpt:

Well established as a classic reference and specialised textbook, since its first publication in 1973, Heinrich Kuttruff’s Room Acoustics combines detailed coverage with a state of art presentation of the theory and practice of sound behaviour in closed spaces. This sixth edition presents several additional new sections, for instance on the reflection of a spherical wave from a wall, on finite element methods for sound field calculation and on virtual reality, as well as giving an overhaul of the standard material. Particular emphasis is given to the properties and calculation of reverberation, the most obvious acoustical feature of a room. And further key topics include the various mechanisms of sound absorption and their practical application as well as scattering by wall irregularities including pseudo-stochastic structures. Extensive space is given to of psychoacoustic insights and the quality criteria derived from them, along with new procedures for the sensory assessment of concert hall acoustics. As in earlier editions, one full and updated chapter is devoted to the design and performance of electroacoustic systems which nowadays is not just a method for sound amplification but offers many possibilities for correcting acoustic deficiencies and modifying a hall’s natural acoustics.

Sound System Engineering

Sound System Engineering
Author: Don Davis,Eugene Patronis
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0240808304
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sound System Engineering Book Excerpt:

An indispensable guide to the day-to-day work of designing sound systems. This new edition is packed with updated material that is fully in line with the very latest advances in this fast-moving industry. It is a practical manual that carefully examines a step-by-step method of accurately predicting such variables as acoustic gain, speech intelligibility, and required electrical input power while plans are still on the drawing board. Highly illustrated with clear diagrams throughout, this accurate, complete, and concise tool is a necessary addition to the library of anyone involved in audio engineering. * A highly regarded reference, bringing you all the current technology and practice * Details mathematics for audio systems and describes audio and acoustic instrumentation * Provides you with an overall coverage of how the system works as a whole

Room Acoustics Fifth Edition

Room Acoustics  Fifth Edition
Author: Heinrich Kuttruff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN: 0203876377
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Room Acoustics Fifth Edition Book Excerpt:

Since publication of the first edition in 1973, this professional and scientific reference has become the standard work in the field, providing detailed analysis of the state of the art in room acoustics. It outlines the theory and practice of sound behaviour in enclosed spaces. Particular emphasis is given to the properties and calculation of reverberation, the most obvious acoustical feature of a closed room. Further key topics include the mechanisms of sound absorption and psychoacoustical factors, from which design parameters and figures of merit are derived. Two chapters are devoted to practical questions such as measurement techniques and the procedures of room acoustical design. The interaction between a room's acoustic properties and its electroacoustic systems is also considered, and refined systems for optimizing listening conditions in a room are presented. This edition includes a new list of symbols, and updated sections include the measurement of the impulse response including a discussion of distortions, sound propagation as a diffusive process and scattering by wall irregularities.

ACOUSTICS OF SMALL ROOMS

ACOUSTICS OF SMALL ROOMS
Author: MENDEL. TICHY KLEINER (JIRI.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023
ISBN: 9781138581746
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Author: David Martin Howard,James A. S. Angus,Jamie Angus
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0240516095
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of acoustics, including the principles of human perception of sound, sometimes called psychoacoustics. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is ideal for students of music technology, sound recording, traditional music and acoustics, as well as engineers studying audio, multimedia and communications systems. Anyone who wants a practical understanding of how real musical sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces, will find this an accessible and interesting read. Subjects featured include: Principles of sound Human hearing and psychoacoustics Musical timbre, pitch and loudness perception Sound generation in musical instruments Sound in different environments (architectural acoustics) Processing sound electronically The book's second edition provides new material on wave motion, brass and woodwind instruments, forward and backward masking, an introduction to coding, and diffusion. Additional references and marginal notes explaining basic terms are provided to aid understanding. Supporting website: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~dmh8/AcPsych/acpsyc.htm Visit the book's supporting website, designed by author David Howard, for additional resources: Questions and exercises to test your knowledge Web links for further resources and research Audio clips Calculation facilities (eg. adding decibel values and converting between frequency ratio and cents/semitones) The website can also be reached via www.focalpress.com Professor David M Howard lectures on music technology at the University of York's Electronics Department. His research interests include the analysis and synthesis of music, speech and singing, human hearing modelling and the use of computer displays in voice teaching. He is an active organist, choral singer and choral conductor. Dr James Angus was an instigator of the music technology courses at York, where he formerly lectured. He is now an independent consultant and researches in the area of acoustics, in particular diffuser design and audio signal processing. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is part of the Focal Press Music Technology Series. *A broad-ranging introduction to acoustics and psychoacoustics *Highly accessible for students requiring a practical understanding of the subject *Supporting website features exam questions and links to online sources

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Author: David Howard,Jamie Angus
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2013-03-20
ISBN: 1136121587
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Book Excerpt:

The acoustics of a recording space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. The book gives an essential grounding and understanding to how real music sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces. With a clear and simple style Howard and Angus walk you through the theory- the science of sound engineering and music production, and the practical ? how to apply it to music spaces so create professional sound, using real world examples and providing audio clips and recorded sounds to work with. Updated throughout the new edition uncovers the acoustic application for today's recording industry. The website is packed with audio clips, questions and answers, a calculation facility as well as links and resources.

Acoustics and Sound Insulation

Acoustics and Sound Insulation
Author: Eckard Mommertz
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN: 303461473X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustics and Sound Insulation Book Excerpt:

Acoustics and protection against noise do not perhaps number among the primary parameters that normally influence the design of a building. Nevertheless, at the very latest when the lecturer in the seminar room cannot be heard, when the noise level in an open-plan office reaches unbearable levels, or when a neighbor’s noise deprives you of sleep, it becomes clear just how essential acoustic can be to everyday well-being. it is not just concert halls or the amphitheaters of antiquity that call for acoustic quality; rather, every building, indeed every room, has an acoustic dimension that changes according to the nature of its particular requirements. This practice-oriented volume provides expert planners and architects but also interested developers with practical knowledge on the subject of acoustics in high-rise architecture, beginning with standards on methods of planning and prognosis and moving on to the areas of acoustics of rooms and architecture and noise protection in urban planning. Typologically organized chapters comment on proper approaches to the subject with examples of different types of building such as residential and office buildings, schools, kindergartens, lecture halls, event spaces, and so on, because appropriate acoustic conditions make an essential contribution to the success of a project.

Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics

Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1932
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0387776982
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics

Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics
Author: David Havelock,Sonoko Kuwano,Michael Vorländer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1950
Release: 2008-10-26
ISBN: 038730441X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics brings together a wide range of perspectives from over 100 authors to reveal the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. It brings the key issues from both acoustics and signal processing into perspective and is a unique resource for experts and practitioners alike to find new ideas and techniques within the diversity of signal processing in acoustics.

Architectural Acoustics

Architectural Acoustics
Author: William J. Cavanaugh,Gregory C. Tocci,Joseph A. Wilkes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-11-16
ISBN: 0470190523
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Acoustics Book Excerpt:

Get the leading guide to acoustics for architects, engineers, and interior designers. A widely recognized, comprehensive reference to acoustic principles for all concerned with the built environment, Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition provides design professionals with up-to-date information on basic concepts, acoustical materials, and technologies for controlling wanted or unwanted sound within and around buildings. Written by a team of internationally recognized experts and experienced consultants, this Second Edition covers fundamental acoustic principles, design criteria, acoustical materials, control strategies, and methods for a wide variety of building types, including educational, healthcare, recreational, residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation facilities. Particular attention is given to places for listening and performance such as theaters, churches, concert and recital halls, outdoor arenas, classrooms, multiuse auditoria, libraries, music practice and rehearsal rooms, recording and broadcast studios, sports venues, home theaters, and other spaces that people meet to communicate and enjoy performance. Updated throughout, this edition features: New information on acoustical standards and guidelines for sustainable building design. Additional, richly detailed case studies demonstrating real-world applications, including the acclaimed Walt Disney Concert Hall and many other building types. Nearly 200 photos and illustrations that further elucidate specific principles, applications, and techniques. New developments in sound reinforcement and audio visual systems and their integration in room design. Progress in research and future directions in acoustical modeling. With fundamental conceptual understanding of basic acoustical principles provided by Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition, building designers can confidently create aesthetically and aurally pleasing spaces, while avoiding problems that could be very costly, if not impossible, to solve later.

Handbook for Sound Engineers

Handbook for Sound Engineers
Author: Glen Ballou
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3509
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN: 1135016658
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for Sound Engineers Book Excerpt:

Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio. With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect changes in the industry, including added emphasis on increasingly prevalent technologies such as software-based recording systems, digital recording using MP3, WAV files, and mobile devices. New chapters, such as Ken Pohlmann’s Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality, S. Benjamin Kanters’s Hearing Physiology—Disorders—Conservation, Steve Barbar’s Surround Sound for Cinema, Doug Jones’s Worship Styles in the Christian Church, sit aside completely revamped staples like Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson’s Stadiums and Outdoor Venues, Pat Brown’s Sound System Design, Bob Cordell’s Amplifier Design, Hardy Martin’s Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems, and Tom Danley and Doug Jones’s Loudspeakers. This edition has been honed to bring you the most up-to-date information in the many aspects of audio engineering.

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Author: David M. Howard,Jamie Angus
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN: 1317508300
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Book Excerpt:

The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Fifth Edition provides supportive tools and exercises to help you understand how music sounds and behaves in different spaces, whether during a performance or a recording, when planning a control room or listening space, and how it is perceived by performers, listeners, and recording engineers. With their clear and simple style, Howard and Angus cover both theory and practice by addressing the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, the ways in which we hear musical sounds, the underlying principles of sound processing, and the application of these concepts to music spaces to create professional sound. This new edition is fully revised to reflect new psychoacoustic information related to timbre and temporal perception, including an updated discussion of vocal fold vibration principles, samples of recent acoustic treatments, and a description of variable acoustics in spaces, as well as coverage of the environment’s effect on production listening, sonification, and other topics. Devoted to the teaching of musical understanding, an accompanying website (www.routledge.com/cw/howard) features various audio clips, tutorial sheets, questions and answers, and trainings that will take your perception of sound to the next level. This book will help you: Gain a basic grounding in acoustics and psychoacoustics with respect to music audio technology systems Incorporate knowledge of psychoacoustics in future music technology system designs as appropriate Understand how we hear pitch, loudness, and timbre Learn to influence the acoustics of an enclosed space through designed physical modifications

Environmental and Architectural Acoustics

Environmental and Architectural Acoustics
Author: Z. Maekawa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1993-11-25
ISBN: 9780203222911
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental and Architectural Acoustics Book Excerpt:

This book is a guide to the practical technology involved in achieving a more acceptable acoustic environment for human life.

Architectural Acoustics

Architectural Acoustics
Author: Christopher N. Brooks
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN: 1476614628
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Acoustics Book Excerpt:

Acoustics as a branch of physics involves heavy mathematics, and the practice of architectural acoustics involves knowledge of a broad range of subjects. For these reasons, many people believe that good acoustics are almost impossible to obtain and exist only in concert halls. With a solid understanding of the basics, however, rooms with good acoustics are not as hard to design and build as people might think. This work describes acoustics and the factors to be considered in constructing a room or building with good sound quality. Among the topics covered are intonation, tuning and temperaments of classical music, environmental noise, noise and vibration control, sound measurement, sound systems, acoustic models, and acoustical design for various settings and purposes, including acoustics for chamber music, synagogues, churches, and classrooms. The work looks at places like Clemens Theatre, Congress Hall, Binns Rehearsal Room, and Philharmonic Hall, to name just a few, as models of small and large buildings with excellent acoustics. Many diagrams and other illustrations enhance the text.

Sensory Evaluation of Sound

Sensory Evaluation of Sound
Author: Nick Zacharov
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 0429769911
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensory Evaluation of Sound Book Excerpt:

Sensory Evaluation of Sound provides a detailed review of the latest sensory evaluation techniques, specifically applied to the evaluation of sound and audio. This three-part book commences with an introduction to the fundamental role of sound and hearing, which is followed by an overview of sensory evaluation methods and associated univariate and multivariate statistical analysis techniques. The final part of the book provides several chapters with concrete real-world applications of sensory evaluation ranging from telecommunications, hearing aids design and binaural sound, via the latest research in concert hall acoustics through to audio-visual interaction. Aimed at the engineer, researcher, university student or manager the book gives insight into the advanced methods for the sensory evaluation with many application examples. Introduces the fundamental of hearing and the value of sound Provides a firm theoretical basis for advanced techniques in sensory evaluation of sound that are then illustrated with concrete examples from university research through to industrial product development Includes chapters on sensory evaluation practices and methods as well as univariate and multivariate statistical analysis Six application chapters covering a wide range of concrete sensory evaluation study examples including insight into audio-visual assessment Includes data analysis with several associated downloadable datasets Provides extensive references to the existing research literature, text books and standards

Physical and Applied Acoustics

Physical and Applied Acoustics
Author: Erwin Meyer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0323150683
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical and Applied Acoustics Book Excerpt:

Physical and Applied Acoustics: An Introduction explores the mechanical-acoustical or acoustical-electrical analogies that are based on common theoretical relationships. This book is composed of 11 chapters that discuss the theory, experiment, and technological applications of physical and applied acoustics. The introductory chapters deal with the sound wave propagation in liquids and gases, as well as the statistical theory of room acoustics. These topics are followed by discussions on sound absorption in different medium; the concept of sound radiation pressure; directional characteristics of sound sources; measurement and calibration of acoustics; and the fundamental physical and psychological facts of acoustics. The subsequent chapters cover the use of electroacoustics for the transmission of speech and music. A chapter examines the production and detection of extremely high-frequency sound, called quantum acoustics. The concluding chapter highlights the interaction phenomena between sound and flow in a medium.

Acoustics in the Built Environment a Challenge for Improving the Quality of Life

Acoustics in the Built Environment  a Challenge for Improving the Quality of Life
Author: Arianna Astolfi,Giuseppina Emma Puglisi,Nicola Prodi,Jian Kang,Louena Shtrepi,Chiara Visentin
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2022-05-30
ISBN: 2889762734
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustics in the Built Environment a Challenge for Improving the Quality of Life Book Excerpt: