AES New York 2019
Acoustics & Psychoacoustics Session AP04
Thursday, October 17, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm
AP04 - Circles of ConfusionChair:
Thomas Lund, Genelec Oy - Iisalmi, Finland
Sean Olive, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Susan Rogers, Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA, USA
We have the skills to record and reproduce sound at a definition comparable to perception, but that asset is proving ambiguous because the circles of confusion, replacing technical limitations with cognitive limitations.
Without proper anchoring of spectral balance and level, drifting over time is foreseeable in self-referenced systems, thereby putting legacy recordings at the risk of sounding dated for no reason, or causing irreversible distortion to be added to pieces of art.
The panel will discuss baseline listening requirements for in-room and headphone spectral balance that stands the test of time, putting our interests as a species above commercial trivialities.