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Acoustic Transmission 
By Bob McCarthy
Transmission is the movement of signals from senders to receivers. For acoustic transmission, the senders are musical instruments, voices, loudspeakers—anything that makes noise. ...

The Modern Analyzer, Part 2 
By Bob McCarthy
The math of the transfer function is complicated under the hood but extremely simple to understand from the outside. ...

The Modern Audio Analyzer 
By Bob McCarthy | Posted by Jessaca Gutierrez
Audio analyzers have been out there for a long time, of course, but in the past they were crude tools, capable of only limited duties. ...

Fundamental Acoustics Foundations 
By Bob McCarthy
Here is a dartboard of interesting tidbits that might inspire you to check your audio fundamentals foundation. ...

Sound Image Costs and Benefits, Part 2 
By Bob McCarthy
Image control techniques in action...

Sound Delivery 
By Bob McCarthy
Every room I have encountered has a unique and extremely complex acoustic response. ...

Under-balcony Delays 
By Bob McCarthy
As sound designers, we often have to decide whether we should go through the added expense and trouble of mounting, wiring, and buying under-balcony speakers—an extra array. ...

Boundary Mics and Automatic Mic Mixers 
By Bob McCarthy
This month’s showcase will feature boundary microphones and automatic mixers. The coupling of these two entities steers us in a decidedly corporate direction, emphasizing conference, podium, courtroom, and boardroom applications. ...

Array, or not to array? That is the Question, Part 2 
By Bob McCarthy
The two avenues we will explore are pattern stretching and pattern bending. In both cases, as you will see, the traditional thinking of coverage angle will give way to visualizing coverage shape. ...

Array, or not to array? That is the question 
By Bob McCarthy
Is a single loudspeaker better than an array of loudspeakers?...

Understanding Natural Sound 
By Bob McCarthy
One of the most enduring goals in sound system performance is to create a “natural” sound. ...

Acoustic Expertise: Worship Facility Structure 
By Bob McCarthy
If you have the wrong type of room shape for what you want to do, there are very real consequences. It can be disappointing, cost more money, or both. This article is intended to explore the impact of macro shape on your sound design ambitions in houses of worship....

Acoustic Expertise: Club Sound 
By Bob McCarthy
Audio principles for nightclubs and bars....

Ceiling Speakers 
By Bob McCarthy
Here we are again with more reflection on ceiling speaker plans. Our journey will begin with the familiar shapes and styles of typical ceiling speaker types and progress to the more exotic and unusual. ...

Four Audio Myths 
By Bob McCarthy
The world of audio has an air of mystery about it. Our auditory sense is a solitary experience. ...

Ideal HOW Acoustics 
By Bob McCarthy
How variable acoustics can create a continuously adaptive sound environment for contemporary houses of worship. ...

Understanding Home Theater Audio 
By Bob McCarthy
How home listening acoustics compare to arena acoustics....

Ceiling Loudspeakers 
By Bob McCarthy
It can generally be said that many loudspeakers look the same, even if they don’t sound the same. This is especially true of ceiling loudspeakers. ...

Acoustics/Room Tuning  
By Bob McCarthy
You can tune a guitar or a radio, but you can’t tune a room. The knob is just too darn big! Nonetheless, the term “tuning the room” has been adopted to describe the tools and techniques used to neutralize a listening space and its installed loudspeaker system...

By Any Measure 
By Bob McCarthy
Everyone has pondered that inimitable question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? The same question could be posed about sound-system design evolution:...

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