Studio Acoustics

Acoustic resonances (‘standing waves’) can occur as the sound reverberates to and fro between parallel non-absorbent surfaces. The character of the sound picked up by a microphone depends on where it is placed in relation to the intensity pattern of these standing waves.

Acoustical treatment

Acoustic resonances can be avoided by sound diffusion. This is usually achieved by introducing deliberate irregularities in the surfaces involved, so that sound waves are scattered when they are reflected.

Standing waves are not normally a serious problem in well-designed television studios, because sound absorbers on the walls reduce the reflected wave energy. Also the presence of technical equipment and scenery provides adequate scattering. ...

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