||A study of musicians’ room acoustics conditions
||Domínguez, David Santos
||Brunskog, Jonas (Acoustic Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Jeong, Cheol-Ho (Acoustic Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Gade, Anders Christian ([affiliation name could not be established])
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||Usually musicians have problems to hear themselves or other musicians during performances on a badly designed stage,
that is because the optimum room acoustic condition for musicians has been little investigated. Different design
recommendations and parameters as objective measures have been proposed since the early 70’s (Gade , Naylor ,
Halmrast ) and it seems to be agreement that musicians have one main concern: getting the right balance between
hearing oneself (support) and hearing others. Because it is not clear how to get this balance a further research is needed.
This research aims to investigate musicians’ room acoustics conditions.
Since the early 70’s there has been increasing research activity on stage acoustics. Different design recommendations and
parameters for objectively measuring the stage conditions have been proposed. It seems to be agreement that the most
important factor for the balance between hearing oneself and hearing others it resides on the early energy (see Fig. 1.1).
Most of these works are based on the quantity of the early energy received by the musician as well in real or simulated
scenarios, but to get to a better understanding an analysis of the QUALITY of the early energy is needed. Quality is intended
to be a further analysis on the received early energy by taking into account parameters such as synchronicity of the
reflections or directions of the reflections which were not reflected in popular parameters such ST.
Creation date: 2009-06-09
Update date: 2009-08-07