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Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs
      #4211 - 03/09/04 03:49 PM
Here are some useful links I have put together over the span of the last couple studio constructions. There are a ton more but I found these the most helpful. There is no definitive website for acoustics as there are so many facets, many of which are still debated. I would have liked to link to a site about proper measurement procedures specifically but alas I have not uncovered such a site during my studies. Perhaps an SOS article is warranted? Most of the information I have obtained pertaining to proper measurement is through forums such as this and, invariably, through trial and error. (Mostly error )

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Room Calcs

http://www.ethanwiner.com/MODECALC.EXE

http://www.mhsoft.nl/spk_calc.asp

http://www.studiotips.com/tools/

http://www.acoustics-noise.com/RoomModesCalculator.shtml

http://www.rmmpnet.org/members/ChrisW/index.html

http://www.harman.com/wp/index.jsp?articleId=131

http://forum.studiotips.com/viewtopic.php?t=684

http://www.cardas.com/cgi-bin/main_content.cgi?area=Insights&content_id=36 &pagestring=Room+Setup+10


Acoustics

http://www.usg.com/Design_Solutions/2_3_2_flank_sound.asp

http://www.bobgolds.com/AbsorptionCoefficients.htm

http://www.saecollege.de/reference_material/index.html

http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/foundations/basement_insulation_s ystems.pdf.

http://www.customaudiodesigns.co.uk/articles/tloss.htm

http://www.ethanwiner.com/acoustics.html

http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/fulltext/ir761/

http://www.du.edu/~jcalvert/waves/soundwav.htm


Bass Traps

http://ic.net/~jtgale/diy2.htm

http://www.ethanwiner.com/basstrap.html



Measurement

http://www.acoustics-noise.com/dBA-B-C-D-U-G-U-AU-tables.shtml

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #4468 - 03/09/04 05:42 PM
Excellent. I'll add a link from the page you just posted up in the MRT forum.

There are some good explanations on room acoustics, along with some nice online acoustic calculation programs, and also some of the whys and wherefors on speaker placement (the latter of which comes up a lot around here) in this site:

http://www.mhsoft.nl/RoomAcoustic.asp

A bunch of calculators for acoustics, speaker design, digital recording time, etc. here:

http://www.mhsoft.nl/spk_calc.asp

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Scottdru]
      #4979 - 04/09/04 10:46 AM
Thanks guys, some good links there and the making of a good reference list. I've made this a sticky topic so that it doesn't get lost when things get busy.


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #5913 - 05/09/04 08:16 PM
Quote:


Measurement

http://www.acoustics-noise.com/dBA-B-C-D-U-G-U-AU-tables.shtml




Some of the references on that web page are out of date, although the technical content appears to be correct.


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: A4 Footprint]
      #6036 - 06/09/04 06:53 AM
Acoustic measurement software:

http://www.etfacoustic.com/

Tim ;o)

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Tim.]
      #6297 - 06/09/04 11:22 AM
As used by me in my Minitraps review

Yes, highly recommended.


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #6437 - 06/09/04 12:31 PM
I used it last year Martin As I mentioned in another thread today, for fine-tuning the acoustics in my studio

Haven't got around to reading your item yet, the mag only turned up a few days ago...

Tim ;o)

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #7257 - 07/09/04 08:23 AM
Big ups to a legend from round these parts - John Sayers - check out his site and the very helpful forum on studio design and construction here...

http://www.johnlsayers.com/

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Tim.]
      #7759 - 07/09/04 03:14 PM
Yes. Excellent software. I should have put in my post, though, that all the links are for either freeware or shareware.

I should also add that while Ethan's 'Modecalc' is small and quick and does not does not require Excel as many of the other room calculators do, that it does not do tangential or axial modes.

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Adam Inglis]
      #7765 - 07/09/04 03:16 PM
Quote:

http://www.johnlsayers.com/





I can't believe I forgot this one. Excellent site. Thanks.

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #54619 - 25/11/04 07:05 PM


Greetings


Here's some links that might be useful...


Soffit Mounting Speakers


http://www.genelec.com/support/soffit.php

http://www.genelec.com/support/faq/faq20.php

http://www.genelec.com/support/faq/faq19.php

These are the best I could find on the Web


Floating FLoors and Decoupling Speakers

http://www.earsc.com/HOME/engineering/TechnicalWhitePapers/Vibration/index .asp?SID=61


Practical and Day to Day Experiences of Building a High Isolation Studio

http://forum.studiotips.com/viewtopic.php?t=107

Hope that Helps


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #54710 - 26/11/04 02:07 AM
A mode calculator that does it all [including tangentials]... lots of other great stuff on the balance of the site.

http://www.acoustics-noise.com/RoomModesCalculator.shtml

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Scott R. Foster]
      #66991 - 27/12/04 02:32 PM
This is already in the list.

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #67164 - 28/12/04 03:03 AM
also a really good link:

http://www.acoustics101.com/


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #81667 - 01/02/05 09:45 AM
I'm sorry to jump in.

The Calculation Tools and files which were stored at:
http://www.acoustics-noise.com/
are not accessible anymore.

This site is recently hacked 5 times in 6 weeks.
The owner can't access his own site anymore (for now).

They are now stored on another server at:
http://forum.studiotips.com/viewtopic.php?t=1414
One has to be logged in there to download them.
Sorry for this inconvenience.

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #204463 - 01/11/05 11:16 AM
all of u
thanks a ton for all these great links


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #239926 - 20/01/06 03:41 PM

http://www.whealy.com/acoustics

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #255548 - 17/02/06 06:38 PM
A rather complete description of acoustics as applied by the BBC. Dated 1990, but phycics doesn't change.

Guide to Acoustic Practice


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #259500 - 25/02/06 04:11 PM
www.bksv.com


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #260763 - 28/02/06 01:36 PM
Great animations explaing wave behavior:

http://www.isvr.soton.ac.uk/SPCG/Tutorial/Tutorial/Tutorial_files/Web-stan ding-rooms.htm

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #268951 - 17/03/06 12:33 PM
i just downloaded this and its GREAT

its a real-time spectrum analyser for Pocket PC.

so if you have a PDA you can turn it into an RTA. demo version works for 60 seconds at a time (you can run it again after 60 seconds are up) and full version is £20.

http://www.4pockets.com/software_info.php?par=PocketRTA&pro=&pid=44

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Tim.]
      #296804 - 14/05/06 09:07 AM
Quote Tim Rainey:

Acoustic measurement software:

http://www.etfacoustic.com/

Tim ;o)




Even better, Room EQ Wizard… and unlike ETF it’s FREE!


http://www.hometheatershack.com/roomeq/

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #521341 - 20/09/07 10:24 AM
The following in the "accoustics" bit of the 1st post:

http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/foundations/basement_insulation_s ystems.pdf.

is now at

http://www.buildingscienceconsulting.com/resources/foundations/Basement_In sulation_Systems-2002.pdf


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #701174 - 24/01/09 05:11 PM
If you need reliable sound insulation and absorption coefficient data, you can download the BB93 database, published by the government , the acoustic standard for schools.

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/docbank/index.cfm?id=5794

and a calculator for RTs and sound insulation from BRE using this data (Building Research Establishment ) from here; again funded by the government (dfes)

http://www.projects.bre.co.uk/envdiv/school_acoustics/

should hopefully be able to trust the government

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Macintosh Room Analysis and other Software new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #816561 - 04/03/10 02:05 AM
Looks like someone needs to stand up for Macintoshs here....

FuzzMeasure Pro is one of the few Mac Room (and other) Analysis programs. Typical Mac style, it is very easy to use. However it is extremely competent and stable. Very reasonable pricing also.
http://supermegaultragroovy.com/products/FuzzMeasure/

SignalSuite is another very useful Mac offering. As well as every imaginable type of noise and signal, it can generate sines and sine sweeps without the frequency jumps and glitches that DAW plug-ins often have. Useful to zero right into those room modes. http://www.faberacoustical.com/products/signalsuite/

LabMeter, a realtime frequency meter, also instrument tuners and lots more at http://www.rustykat.com/

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #831503 - 05/05/10 04:40 PM
V5 of Room EQ Wizard is now in public beta, there's an overview here, more details and download links here.


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Tim.]
      #918447 - 06/06/11 11:40 AM
Quote Tim.:

Quote Tim Rainey:

Acoustic measurement software:

http://www.etfacoustic.com/

Tim ;o)




Even better, Room EQ Wizard… and unlike ETF it’s FREE!


http://www.hometheatershack.com/roomeq/




Yes, I used this too. Very helpfull.

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #940924 - 15/09/11 08:21 AM
thnx Eddie for your samplecraze tutor

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #1006520 - 01/09/12 06:34 AM
Brilliant Digipenguin , these links are really useful and tutor for us. i think we will learn more from these links.

Edited by fleming24 (01/09/12 06:35 AM)


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: fleming24]
      #1006532 - 01/09/12 08:00 AM
I've been looking for calculators for diffusers, QRDude seem's (from forum comments) to be quite good but PC only.

http://www.subwoofer-builder.com/qrdude.htm


Anyone know of any that'll work on a Mac?

I'd really like to know how far away a diffuser needs to be from the listener (I assume this changes with depth of the diffuser?).


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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Tim.]
      #1028564 - 14/01/13 03:12 PM
Quote Tim.:

Quote Tim Rainey:

Acoustic measurement software:

http://www.etfacoustic.com/

Tim ;o)




Even better, Room EQ Wizard… and unlike ETF it’s FREE!


http://www.hometheatershack.com/roomeq/




Great program. See the following video on how to use the program.
http://gikacoustics.com/treated-and-untreated-listening-room/

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: Digipenguin]
      #1082017 - 05/01/14 10:16 PM
Quickstart primer on using Acoustic Measurement Software.
http://www.irishacoustics.com/index.php/acoustics/measuring-room-acoustics /

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Re: Useful Links - Acoustics and Room calcs new [Re: DanDan]
      #1082949 - 12/01/14 01:54 PM
Useful link - thanks for that Dan!


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