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A study on acoustics of critical audio control rooms

Fazenda, BM 2001, A study on acoustics of critical audio control rooms , Other, University of Salford.

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      Abstract

      Since the advent of Radio Broadcast that acoustic designers have tried to define a standard for control rooms. Although many years have passed since the first control rooms were built and many different solutions have been tried and tested, a final standard design has not yet been devised. The purpose of this report is to define and demonstrate that a proposed route of investigation will present novelty, address an important issue in this industry and fulfil the necessary requirements for the attainment of a PhD degree. The report is subdivided in chapters. Chapters 2 and 3 are an extended Literature Review of Designs (Chapter 2) and Specifications (Chapter 3) previously published on this type of listening spaces. A detailed description of each paper is given. This is done in order to better identify problems and reasons for specific requirements on Critical listening spaces. Chapter 4 is a personal view of the author on critical listening spaces. It is an organisation of the ideas brought forward in previous chapters, and its relevance is on the identification of generally accepted concepts and their application on the successful design of a critical listening space. Currently accepted design steps are listed. Chapter 5 presents results from a survey performed by the author on a panel of professional recording engineers and producers in the UK. This represents the main subject of this project during the past year. The result of this survey gives an indication of research routes that are important in order to solve eminent problems on the design of critical listening spaces. Finally, Chapter 6 gives a plan of investigation detailing a specific area of research in order to continue this project with the objective of attaining a PhD degree. In this chapter, the author feels that a short literature review should be presented. The reason for another literature review at this stage of the report is mainly to show that previous research done in the field is not comprehensive and therefore leaves scope for further investigation. Additionally, it also indicates which publications will be the basis to start from on the current research. This chapter also presents the relevant points to be investigated, expected results and explains how this will bring originality and novelty to the academic community. Methods to be used, practical work to be carried out and possible problems are described.

      Item Type: Monograph (Other)
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC221-246 Acoustics - Sound
      Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
      Journal or Publication Title: University of Salford - PhD Transfer Report
      Publisher: University of Salford
      Refereed: No
      Depositing User: BM Fazenda
      Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 11:20
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:19
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9458

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