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Looking for sources on history of acoustic design
Old 16th April 2019
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Looking for sources on history of acoustic design

Hi everyone,

I'm doing some research into the history of acoustic treatment/design of popular studios, particularly the live room. Ideally I'm looking for information on studios popular in the 70s and onwards, and how the way they were treated impacted the music that came out of them.

The goal is that this can inform the design of the treatment for the studio I work in, as we wish to make it a flexible environment that can authentically capture the kind of sounds linked with historic eras.

If any of you have sources/articles that you think would be useful to me then I would hugely appreciate your help.

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If you google your question you get lots of results....
Here's the first.. >> The Origins of Building Acoustics for Theatre and Music Performances – John Mourjopoulos
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Thanks Jason,

I've done a lot of googling and reading of journals, however most of it is looking at theatres and concert halls rather than music studios specifically. I will have a look at the article you have linked to

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For starters MHoA. There is apaper by Putnam pn control room design. Chisholm has a paper on deslgn. Cooper has a good book. Plus acoustics texts for the meat.
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Marshall Long's "Architectural Acoustics" touches on that a little, but not much detail.
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