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50 Years of Sound Control Room Design

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Sound control room design is an interesting corner of small room acoustics and represents most of the problems found here: Frequency balanced reverberation time, proper distribution of room modes, low frequency reproduction, sound source and receiver positioning, etc. The function of the control room is twofold, which is often overlooked: On one hand the control room together with the monitor loudspeakers should reproduce as faithful as possible the efforts of the sound engineer and the producer in creating a new recording. On the other hand the control room should mimic the perceived acoustics of an average living room when checking the final result of the recording. Simply because most musical productions are aimed at the listening environment of a living room.

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