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About 5 years ago, Steve St. Croix devised a program whereby he anlyzed room
acoustics by identifying the distinctive signature of standing waves and
determining their frequency.  For the then-reissue of "The Wizard of Oz," he
then added eq at those frequencies.  The process was written up in one of
the audio engineering magazines, perhaps Mix.

This analysis might work in the "hall identification" game provided the
mikes are always the same and in the same location.  Otherwise, ?????

Steve Smolian



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From: "Jerry Young" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 5:51 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] analyzing room acoustics to identify recording venues


> This is almost a forensic question. I am looking at a
> number of recordings made in different studios and
> performance venues, and I would like to know if there
> is some reasonable way to analyze the room acoustics
> (decay rate, frequency spectrum etc) to be able to
> locate where recordings (or parts of recordings) were
> made. It seems that there must be some tool for
> quantifying what the ear tells you is different.
>
> For example, you can often spot Studio 8H when you
> hear it.  Is there a tool that can sniff at a
> recording and, if not tell you where it's from, take
> an acoustical fingerprint that you can match other
> recordings against?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jerry Young
>
>
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