What is Reverberation by Apocalypse Part 2

What is Reverberation? Part Two (Continued from Part One)

You can say,

  • What on earth is reverberation time?
  • How do I treat it.?
  • In a room with high absorption or with few reflections the sound dies immediately or very quickly allowing us to reply.
  • Well what is the time taken for noise to stop after the noise source has ceased, is it measured in milliseconds”

With a relatively dead room (a room with a short reverberation time) the noise (words) created by the spoken sentence become inaudible relatively quickly, allowing the response to be heard and a further question asked, with relatively ease.

However in a live room (a room with a higher reverberation time) this becomes a much more difficult task to carry out. The sound of the previous word over laps the sound of the next word and the sound of the first sentence over laps the sounds within the second sentence and so on and so forth. This means the examples from above would sound more like. (Where capital words express more clearly heard word)


How do i TREAT it? the time for NOISE to Stop…… You get the idea.

It is like having a conversation in a round, like when you sang nursery songs as a child.

However high reverberation time isn’t always a bad thing, if you are Gregorian monk or in a vocal group, a longer reverberation time is desired as it produces a more appealing and warm sound.

This provides a much desired atmosphere to listen or to record in. Producing music in a dead room for this type of activity would really take away from the atmosphere and kill the mood and ambiance trying to be achieved, as the notes world die very quickly and make the sound appear very flat.

As we all know reverberation itself is a perplexed subject which needs more elaborative, more amplified refinement which we can establish and Institute for your complex issues.

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