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Reverb and volume
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Reverb and volume

I don’t know what part of the forum this is best suited but maybe here since it’s acoustic related. My question is if natural reverberation (such as real hall or room) has a the same frequency response and character no matter the volume of the sound source. With spring and plates the input volume obviously impacts the character but what about natural spaces?
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Originally Posted by sw_ View Post
I don’t know what part of the forum this is best suited but maybe here since it’s acoustic related. My question is if natural reverberation (such as real hall or room) has a the same frequency response and character no matter the volume of the sound source. With spring and plates the input volume obviously impacts the character but what about natural spaces?
If volume = level, you have to take into account that the reverberant field has to be excited. In a large space like a cathedral or sports venue you can perfectly have a conversation without things getting unintelligible.
When Angus Young & friends start their show you shouldn't be surprised when you don't recognize what song they are playing because reverberation is taking over.
So it is not a totally linear phenomenon.
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If volume = level, you have to take into account that the reverberant field has to be excited. In a large space like a cathedral or sports venue you can perfectly have a conversation without things getting unintelligible.
When Angus Young & friends start their show you shouldn't be surprised when you don't recognize what song they are playing because reverberation is taking over.
So it is not a totally linear phenomenon.
That's kind of what I imagined but never really thought of until some days ago when I started to think of making some IRs of a room. But I don't think plugins like Waves IR1 makes difference of the input level.

Just found this article on the subject.

https://science-of-sound.net/2016/09...b-work-part-1/
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Originally Posted by sw_ View Post
That's kind of what I imagined but never really thought of until some days ago when I started to think of making some IRs of a room. But I don't think plugins like Waves IR1 makes difference of the input level.

Just found this article on the subject.

https://science-of-sound.net/2016/09...b-work-part-1/
Lots of words.
But RT is a bit silly as there is always a better and worse spot in a hall.
So where are you going to record the IR for the simulation?
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