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Recording Studio Design, 4th Edition by Philip Newell

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Chapter Twelve

Flattening the Room Response

[Subduing the room effects. Further discussion on electronic room equalisation. Standard listening rooms. The concept of a listening room. Close-field monitoring. The two near-fields.]

Floyd Toole (see Bibliography) has spoken of a ‘circle of confusion’ applying to music monitoring, whereby the fidelity of domestic loudspeakers is judged from recordings, but many recordings are themselves made using loudspeakers which it is believed will yield results that will hopefully translate well to domestic loudspeakers. In itself, this is a laudable aim, but believing and hoping are not reliable references, and the circle can rotate away from any fixed trends as fashions change. Responses can also become ...

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