Why should a concert hall, or for that matter, my club be analyzed for its acoustics?

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– In general, most concert halls have been conceived with their acoustics ‘designed in’. This does not mean that there is a deficit, however, it can be advantageous to understand the decay times (often referred to as the RT60 time) as a function of location in the hall or club.

– Depending upon the style of music to be played, too much reverberation can create poor articulation, lessening the impact of the musical performance and ultimately, the enjoyment of the patrons.

– Too little reverberation can lead to a venue that feels ‘dry’ or ‘lifeless’ in nature – the key is to strike a balance to ensure that most patrons derive the greatest enjoyment possible from the space.

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