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Then best to do it as right as you possibly can !

Good Luck !!(I hope you won't need it!)


Bob Hodge

Robert Hodge,
Senior Engineer
Belfer Audio Archive
Syracuse University
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Syracuse N.Y. 13244-2010

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>>> [log in to unmask] 3/30/2006 4:07 PM >>>
At 12:27 -0800 30/3/06, Mike Richter wrote:
>Language Laboratories and Archives wrote:
>>The Language Labs and Archives at the University of Chicago is 
>>undergoing major changes. One of the results of the latest floor 
>>plan is a recording studio (which can double as a class 
>>room/conference room!) with a curved wall: let's see if I can draw 
>>an approximation:
>
>I gather you are opting for a rectangular box design. That is by far 
>the best choice for setting up standing waves. Unfortunately, 
>standing waves are a very poor choice for recording or playing back 
>audio. The problem is that bass response varies steeply with 
>frequency and with position in the room. The effect is that for one 
>note, position X is overwhelmed while Y is almost silent; for 
>another tone, the strengths are reversed.

Thanx for the input. I inherited a rectangular box in my current 
facility (and everything I know about doing live recordings has been 
through osmosis). In general, people have been satisfied with the 
results (we do have a curtain along one wall, and the walls are not 
particularly reflexive) This will be at another site on campus and it 
is being squeezed in where they have room. (All, or nearly all of the 
recording will be voice.)

Barbara