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Articles Tagged Acoustics

  • Thursday, June 06, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/06/13 01:24 PM,
    Home of celebrated conductor Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic of Russia, Svetlanov Hall is the principal venue of Moscow’s International Performing Arts Center. To expand its range of concert fare, the 1,735-seat venue recently installed a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system and a reinforcement system based around MICA line array loudspeakers. With an architectural reverberation time of 1.7 seconds, the hall suits orchestral performance well, but is less accommodating of other musical genres. Now with Constellation, Svetlanov Hall can… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/05/13 08:49 AM,
    Auralex Acoustics  has introduced new ProGO stand-mounted absorbers, portable, lightweight and efficient baffles designed for a range of stage and studio applications. ProGO is short for Professional Gobo (a gobo is a freestanding acoustical treatment device usually used in studios), but it is a solution for any space where boundary-mounted acoustical treatments might not be desirable. They can be used to control early reflections as well as act as a bass trap when stood across a room’s corners. Each ProGO… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, May 10, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/10/13 01:12 PM,
    When planning its new performing arts centre, the Mansfield, Tex., school district faced a dilemma. Though it was determined that both a large auditorium and a smaller performance hall would be ideal for its range of events, their budget could not justify building and maintaining multiple spaces. A solution was soon found in the multi-use Cunningham Performance Hall of the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts, which utilizes a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system to provide the ideal acoustics… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertSound ReinforcementStageSystem

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 05/07/13 02:17 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Whenever I do clinics at universities I always get a number of questions about home studio construction, since most every musician wants and needs one. One of the most frequent questions is about ways to increase isolation so the neighbors won’t hear what you’re doing. Here’s an excerpt from The Studio Builder’s Handbook that explains the two principles involved in acoustic isolation. “When building almost any kind of space (especially a home… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallSignalStudio

  • Thursday, April 18, 2013
    duran audio
    PSW Staff 04/18/13 01:22 PM,
    Duran Audio  has announced its schedule for its AXYS acoustic modeling and product training events. This free training covers the range of the company’s Intellivox products as well as acoustic modeling, basic electro-acoustics and system design. This year’s training events will be held at Duran Audio’s R&D center in Zaltbommel, The Netherlands on Tuesday, May14 and Wednesday, May 15 (2013), and also at the upcoming InfoComm show in Orlando on Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11. Although the courses… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVBusinessEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurement

  • Friday, March 08, 2013
    Tim Vear 03/08/13 01:04 PM,
    Sound Waves Sound moves through the air like waves in water. Sound waves consist of pressure variations traveling through the air. When the sound wave travels, it compresses air molecules together at one point. This is called the high pressure zone or positive component (+). After the compression, an expansion of molecules occurs. This is the low pressure zone or negative component (-). This process continues along the path of the sound wave until its energy becomes too weak to… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, March 07, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/07/13 03:00 PM,
    Auralex Acoustics Inc. is now shipping its new Studiofoam T Acoustic Absorption Panels. Auralex’s latest Studiofoam profile, Studiofoam T provides the absorption performance that Studiofoam is famous for with a more contemporary look. Studiofoam T eliminates standing waves and flutter echo while reducing unwanted reflections.  The unique 2” profile is available in a 2’ x 2’ or 2’ x 4’ format and can be mixed with other Auralex Studiofoam profiles, making possible a wide variety of aesthetic designs. The new… View this story
    Filed in: AVRecordingNewsProductAVInstallationStudio

  • Wednesday, March 06, 2013
    audio measurement
    Ken DeLoria 03/06/13 09:57 AM,
    Last time out (here), we looked at early forms of audio measurement equipment, including chart recorders, heterodyne analyzers, and real-time analyzers (RTAs). Now let’s pick it up with fast Fourier transform analyzers (FFTs), which are still in widespread use the world over in a variety of forms. In addition to accurately characterizing audio signals, FFTs are used for vibration analysis, order analysis of rotating machinery, RF and microwave measurements, and many other purposes. One could say they’re the gold standard… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • primacoustic
    PSW Staff 03/06/13 08:57 AM,
    The full line of Primacoustic acoustical treatment products can now be found in Sketchup’s Component Library/3D Warehouse, a modeling program that is widely used by designers in a variety of fields to create layouts and models. Primacoustic product specialist Jay Porter says, “Primacoustic has been using the software to assist with acoustic treatment layouts for customers and for product design for over three years, and has amassed a collection of 53 Sketchup models representing our entire product line. “Sharing these… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductAVMeasurementSignalSoftware

  • Friday, February 22, 2013
    PSW Staff 02/22/13 10:59 AM,
    The Institute of Acoustics (IOA), the UK’s professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration, has presented SynAudCon President Pat Brown with the 2012 Peter Barnett Memorial Award.  The Peter Barnett Memorial Award, which is made annually, recognizes advancements and technical excellence in the fields of electro-acoustics, speech intelligibility, and education in acoustics & electro-acoustics. Institute of Acoustics, Sam Wise comments “Pat Brown’s contribution to electro-acoustics is measured by his gut level and study-enhanced understanding of audio and… View this story
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