Acoustics in rock and pop music halls

Niels Werner Adelman-Larsen, Eric Robert Thompson, Anders Christian Gade

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The existing body of literature regarding the acoustic design of concert halls has focused almost exclusively on classical music, although there are many more performances of rhythmic music, including rock and pop. Objective measurements were made of the acoustics of twenty rock music venues in Denmark and a questionnaire was used in a subjective assessment of those venues with professional rock musicians and sound engineers. Correlations between the objective and subjective results lead, among others, to a recommendation for reverberation time as a function of hall volume. Since the bass frequency sounds are typically highly amplified, they play an important role in the subjective ratings and the 63-Hz-band must be included in objective measurements and recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreprints of the 122nd Audio Engineering Society Convention
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event122nd Audio Engineering Society Convention - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 5 May 20078 May 2007
Conference number: 122


Conference122nd Audio Engineering Society Convention


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