Inside The Tune - The Tunable Recording Studio

Designing A Tunable Recording Facility


When pondering the idea of music, whether it be live or replayed, there are certain laws that apply. The last few generations have brought about amazing technical wizardry, the fascination of finally being able to assign numbers as answers to so many problems and the ability to create values, specifications, quantities, standards and sums.
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Inside The Tune - The History of Acoustics

Different Methods of Acoustical Control -- A Historical Perspective

In the modern day of acoustics, especially since the age of amplification and loudspeakers, there have been several new approaches to controlling acoustics. These different methods have been designed to work together with the amplification of music. In the past, it was up to the acoustician to develop architecturally sound environments. It was at best hit and miss and very timely. All of the old venues of acoustics were designed with a cooperative effort between the musician, the audience, the instrument builders and the architects. Modern acoustical design has become somewhat more complicated.

With the introduction of the age of electricity, a new world was born. It was not merely sticks and stones anymore, but engineering and circuitry. It was a change from producing and projecting the music to producing, storing, amplifying, mixing, restoring, reproducing, amplifying and projecting the music. With the introduction of the microphone, the recording equipment and the playback equipment, the art of the music performance has changed forever. Several new acoustic venues had to be created. The live performance was suddenly affected not only by natural acoustics, but by amplified loudspeakers. Instead of one horn or main acoustical source, you now had the performance area picked up by microphones, sent through amplifying equipment into loudspeakers to acoustically fill the auditorium.

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