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Architectural Acoustics : Blending Sound Sources, Sound Fields, and Listeners - Yoichi Ando

Architectural Acoustics

Blending Sound Sources, Sound Fields, and Listeners

Hardcover Published: 10th July 1998
ISBN: 9780387983332
Number Of Pages: 252

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Proceeding from basic theory to design studies of concert and multiple purpose halls, the author introduces a remarkable seat selection system for the analysis of new and existing halls, and proposes a diagnostic system for testing the physical properties and calculating the psychological attributes at any seat after a hall is built. The book also presents a theory of subjective preferences, based on a model of the auditory cognitive system in the brain. Readers can thus follow the temporal and spatial values that may be associated with the left and right cerebral hemispheres in listening to music and speech, respectively, in a room. From the results of calculating subjective preference at each seat, for example, architects, musicians, and acoustical engineers concerned with the design and use of concert and multi-use halls may determine the best location to perform a certain type of music on the stage, as well as the best seats from which to listen.

Introduction
Acoustics in Performing Spaces: A Short Historical Review
Physical Properties of Source Signals and Sound Fields in Rooms
Subjective Preference as an Overall Impression of Sound Fields
Human Hearing System
Important Subjective Attributes of the Sound Fields, Based on the Model
Subjective Effects of Sound Fields on Performers
Passive Control of Sound Fields by Design
Individual Istener Subjective Preferences and Seat Selection
Case Studies of Acoustical Design
Acoustical Measurements of Sound Fields in Rooms
Application to Physical Environment Planning
Appendices
Glossary
References
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ISBN: 9780387983332
ISBN-10: 0387983333
Series: Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 10th July 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5