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Recording Studio Design, 3rd Edition by Philip Newell

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CHAPTER 18

Response Disturbances Due to Mixing Consoles and Studio Furniture

Mixing consoles as acoustic obstructions. Equipment rack sizes and placement. Computers and their monitors. Sofas. Siting of monitor loudspeakers.

One basic limitation relating to the carefully calculated modal spread of some of the preferred ratios of room dimensions, discussed in Chapter 12, is that they all presume hard-walled, rectangular, empty rooms. The response of a loudspeaker in a carefully designed control room tends also to be calculated in terms of the empty room response. Once a large amount (or in some cases even a small amount) of equipment is placed in a room, both the modal response and the transfer function from the loudspeakers to the listening ...

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