Testing the sensitivity of stage acoustic measurement techniques

J. O'Keefe


The stage acoustics parameters proposed by Gade (1989) and Naylor (1987) have gained general acceptance but been have applied in various and sometimes incompatible ways. Some measure support at 0.5 m while others measure it at 1.0 m. Some measurements have been performed on empty stages, others on fully equipped stages with chairs and music stands. These new stage measurements offer the promise that the early (energy audience related measurements) did in the 1960s and 1970s. If a consistent database of stage measurements is to be established, it would seem prudent to test the sensitivity of these measurements and the effects of the various measurement techniques


acoustic variables measurement; architectural acoustics; stage acoustic measurement techniques; stage acoustics parameters

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