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Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition, 6th Edition by Ken C Pohlmann, F. Alton Everest

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CHAPTER 15

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Adjustable Acoustics

If an audio room is used for only one purpose and one type of music, it can be treated with some precision. However, economics may dictate that a given room must serve more than one purpose. Such a multipurpose room carries with it some acoustical compromises. In some cases, a room’s acoustical character must be variable to accommodate different types of music. For example, a studio may record a rock band in the morning and a string quartet in the afternoon. In either case, it is necessary to weigh any compromises arising from multiuse or variability against the ultimate sound quality of the design. For this chapter, ...

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