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Influence of diffuse reflections on the playing of musicians

Bermond, R and Davies, WJ 2001, Influence of diffuse reflections on the playing of musicians , in: 17th Int. Congress on Acoustics, 2-8 September 2001, Rome.

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Abstract

To date, there has been little evidence available on how musicians perceive diffuse reflections in the early sound field in comparison to specular reflections. Two series of subjective tests were conducted among musicians, one in a small room and one in an auditorium, to investigate how diffuse reflections affect the playing of musicians. Subjects were asked to play the same tune in several room configurations. For the first series, two types of diffusers were tested as well as flat walls. For the auditorium, musicians had to play with a reflective shell and with a diffusive shell. For all configurations, subjects were asked to assess on rating scales mutual hearing, self hearing, articulation and sound quality. This study shows how diffusers affect the perception of various attributes that are specific to musicians.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: diffuser musician stage reflection
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Refereed: Yes
Funders: University of Salford
Depositing User: Dr W. J. Davies
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:00
References: 1. P. D=Antonio and T.J. Cox, Appl. Acoust. 60, 113-142 (2000). 2. G. Naylor, Acustica 65, 95-100 (1988).
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/2442

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