revolead Posted December 3, 2003 Share Posted December 3, 2003 We talked about this stuff in sound and music class today. I found out some interesting things that might help you guys with your recordings and stuff. Some of it you may be familiar with, but for those who aren't here it is. - For a more what's called intimate reverb, use delay times less than 20 ms. That's the scientific level for what seems intimate and close to the human ear. - The scientific definition of warmth is the liveliness or fullness of bass tones. Dark is applied for strong bass. - Certain materials absorb and reflect better, we all know this, but there's also coefficients of absorbtion. Here's a few examples for a note at 500 Hz: - Concrete, unpainted - .31 - Concrete, painted - .06 - Glass - .18 - Plywood - .17 - Drapery lightweight - .11 - Drapery heavyweight - .55 - Wood floor - .10 - Carpet on concrete - .14 - Carpet on pad - .57 - Gypsum - .05 It is interesting to note however that gypsum board is much better at absorbing bass sounds, as well is glass. Heavyweight drapery also absorbs high frequencies even more. Anyway, thought this was interesting. Shut up and play. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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