Jermaine GibbsYorktown Heights Recording Connection

In The Studio P.T. 18!! Posted on 2017-02-08 by Jermaine Gibbs

      In The Studio P.T.. 18!!  We are here once again in the studio to speak about Chapter 18, Acoustics and Monitoring from the course curriculum. My mentor and I, sat down and discussed what you can achieve with proper Acoustics and Monitoring. We defined that Acoustic is the study of how sound waves behave in an environment. The main objectives were History of Acoustics, Characteristics of Sound, Room Acoustics, Studio Design and Monitoring, Chapter Quiz, Blog Entry with an Additional Assignments. Acoustics generally refers to two things: firsts it is the science that deals with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound. Second it refers to the qualities that determine the ability of an enclosure to reflects sound waves. The study of acoustics goes back to the 6th century BC in ancient Greece though humans have unconsciously utilized acoustic properties since time immemorial. Characteristics of Sound, absorption, acoustic attenuation, acoustic impedance(Z), amplitude, anti node, compression, crest, diffraction, diffusion, frequency, harmonics, interference, longitudinal waves, medium, node, oscillation, period, phase, phase difference, phase relationship, phase shift, reflection, rarefaction, refraction, scattering, sound waves, trough, vibration, wavelength, along with wave speed. Different aspects of Room Acoustics A-Z, acoustic interferometer, beats, boundary effect, comb filtering, flutter echoes, listening position, low frequency build up, resonance, room modes, sound pressure level, transmission loss, STC- sound transmission class,along with standing waves. Studio Design and Monitoring, the ideal situation when it comes to recording environments is to design and build them from the ground up for the specific function of recording. Room dimensions, materials, and all other design features can be selected explicitly for controlling sound. Acoustic treatments include, absorbers, acoustic foam, bass traps and diffusers. Monitors, studio monitors are loudspeakers specifically designed for audio production applications where accurate reproduction is crucial. Speakers should be placed symmetrically, at roughly head height relative to the seated mixing position. The distances between the speakers and the room boundaries should also be considered. If monitors are too close to walls or furniture, it can cause boundary issues. Chapter Quiz and Blog Entry, at the end  of the chapter we were directed to take a quiz and write a blog. Finally, we were given an additional assignment to improve ours skill.


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