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references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby Watchmaker » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:09 am

Sometimes you find what you're looking for when you look for something else. As much as this is to share things I've run across in my research and aid the like-minded, it's also a way for me to keep track of them. Some are good, some are trying to be good, all have helped me sift. so thanks to SOS for letting me freeload.

As these sites have come from USA based searches, much of the content may be different from the rest of the world. I dunno. Take, add, whatevs. The bolded one surprised me.

Sites:
https://www.atsacoustics.com/page--Selecting-the-Right-Acoustic-Material--ac.html
https://www.acousticsciences.com/high-end-audio/bass-traps
https://www2.owenscorning.com/quietzonepro/pdfs/NoiseControlDesignGuide.pdf
https://www.acousticsciences.com/trapping-bass-in-your-project-studio.pdf
https://www.soundcontrolroom.com/design-considerations-for-recording-studios.php

SOS articles:
https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/drum-recording-small-room
https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/recording-drums


Books: (h/t Blindrew)
Handbook of Sound Studio Construction: Rooms for Recording and Listening
Ken C. Pohlmann
Home Recording Studio: Build it Like the Pros
Rod Gervais
Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition
F. Alton Everest, Ken C. Pohlmann
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby blinddrew » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:57 am

Allow me to redirect that hat-tip to Dr Robjohns. ;)
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby The Korff » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:08 pm

I can highly recommend Acoustics And The Performance Of Music [ISBN 9780387095165]. Great book, a good all-rounder on acoustics, and also has some fascinating graphs showing the radiation patterns of orchestral instruments.
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby blinddrew » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:53 pm

One to add to the christmas list - thank you! :)
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:04 pm

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It is a fascinating book, but the acoustics reference is more to do with the way venue acoustics are designed and optimised to enhance the performance of music, rather than suggesting places to stuff rockwool... ;-)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acoustics-Performance-Music-Acousticians-Architects/dp/0387095160
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:10 pm

The Korff wrote:...also has some fascinating graphs showing the radiation patterns of orchestral instruments.

Now that I haven't seen before 8-)


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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:19 pm

I wrote a couple of articles about instrument radiation patterns back in the late 90s, using some of the information from that book, but presented in a much more user-friendly way... such as this one on brass and wind instruments:

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/recording-brass-reeds

I think I did another couple on pianos and strings instruments, but I can't find them on the site at the moment...

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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby Watchmaker » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:52 am

Time to re-wrap and republish that Hon. Dr. Hugh. Those graphics should be taught everywhere!

Thanks for the tip Korff...off to Amazon to purchase.
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:59 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I wrote a couple of articles about instrument radiation patterns back in the late 90s, using some of the information from that book, but presented in a much more user-friendly way...

Wow - how could I have forgotten those images Hugh - bravo that man, and even more fascinating than expected! 8-)


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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby DanDan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:32 am

Philip Newell is IMO of historic importance. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Recording-Stud ... 0240522400

BBC R&D publish all their work free. Seems to be impossible to buy this classic book but one can read it at least here. https://vdocuments.mx/bbc-engineering-g ... -1990.html
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:55 am

DanDan wrote:BBC R&D publish all their work free. Seems to be impossible to buy this classic book but one can read it at least here. https://vdocuments.mx/bbc-engineering-g ... -1990.html

A rather better source for the Guide is the horses mouth:

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/archive/pdffiles/architectural-acoustics/bbc_guideacousticpractice.pdf
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby DanDan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:44 pm

Thanks Hugh, much better. Aunty has contributed so much to the world. I did try searching there several times and it just didn't come up.
Damn, just tried to edit my earlier post and it looks like that function expires.
So for emphasis.http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/archive/pdffiles/architectural-acoustics/bbc_guideacousticpractice.pdf
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Re: references found along the way to acoustic treatment knowledge

Postby Philbo King » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:49 am

Here's one that cevers the basics very well.

http://ethanwiner.com/acoustics.html
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