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Audio Engineering Explained by Douglas Self

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CHAPTER 20

Sound Isolation

 

Recording Studio Design by Philip Newell

 

The weight of air. Interaction of the air vibrations with room boundaries. Reflexion, transmission and absorption. Reflexion and absorption as means of isolation. The mass law, damping and decoupling. Frequency dependence of isolation needs. Leveldependence of isolation needs vis-à-vis the non-uniform ear response. Floor, walland ceiling isolation. Weight considerations. Materialdensities. The journey through a complex isolation system. Considerations regarding impact noises. Matters influencing studio location choice. The behavior of mass/spring floor systems and the characteristics of fibrous and cellular base layers.

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