[PD] [OT] gallery installation sound

padawan12 padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Thu Feb 8 13:06:47 CET 2007

For very quick and dirty cost effective treatment use a couple of big
fiberboard partitions, the 6ft kind you get to separate office cubes.
Put them at 30-50 degrees to each other and place your speakers in the
"focal point".

Also, turn it down. The best defence against reverb is to greatly lower
the volume and create a 'nearfield' space into which the listers need
to move.

Maybe this isn't compatible with your 4 sources and other artistic
goals, but it might help you figure out some other ideas.  

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 13:12:08 -0600
"Kevin McCoy" <km.takewithyou at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Apologies for the ot post; I've got my final thesis show coming up in early
> April and I'm doing all sound work using Pd.  The gallery space I am using
> is actually quite poor for acoustics, as it's got a concrete floor and metal
> roofing.  It's relatively small though - two hallways each about 10 feet by
> 30 feet large (3 by 9 meters if you like) making a "T" shape.  I would like
> to do two 4 channel sound installations, perhaps one for each hallway.
> I know there are many sound scientists and artists on the list so I thought
> I would ask if anyone knows of resources to look at for dealing with these
> kinds of issues?  How are other artists sorting these things out?  Any links
> or recommendations would be very helpful.  Low ends tend to get very muddy
> and the highs and mids spill all over the place.  Are there certain tricks I
> could use in mixing or placement/kinds of speakers to preserve the highs and
> mids better in a difficult space?  This might be a difficult question since
> you can't hear the piece in person, but even general advice would be very
> helpful.
> Also if any of you have documentation of your own installations, I would
> love to see them.
> Thanks!
> Kevin
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