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Recording Studio Design, 4th Edition by Philip Newell

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Chapter Eighteen

Response Disturbances Due to Mixing Consoles and Studio Furniture

[Mixing consoles as acoustic obstructions. Equipment rack sizes and placement. Computers and their monitors. Sofas. Siting of monitor loudspeakers.]

The initial design of control rooms and their monitor loudspeakers tends to be calculated in terms of the performance in empty rooms. As discussed in Chapter 12, one basic premise of the carefully calculated modal spread of some of the preferred ratios of room dimensions is that they will be in hard-walled, rectangular, empty rooms. However, once a large amount (or in some cases even a small amount) of equipment is placed in a room, both the modal distribution and the responses of the loudspeakers at the listening ...

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