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A study of the changes in musical dynamics in concert hall acoustics as measured by perceptual changes in loudness and envelopment.

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor n/a, n/a
dc.contributor.author McLeod, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-25T15:03:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-25T15:03:28Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-19
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/39829
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, the perception of musical dynamics in concert hall acoustics is studied by using two of the most influential and more intuitive perceptual factors: loudness and envelopment/width. This study is carried out by using a listening test and interview to assess the loudness and envelopment/width of seven different European concert halls at three different listening positions. The accompanying literature review explores the pschyoacoustics and objective measures of loudness and envelopment as well as the seminal works of perceptual studies in concert hall acoustics. The experiment makes use of a state-of-the-art listening room and a pair-wise comparison listening test to evaluate samples with four different dynamic levels which have approximately constant SPL for the same dynamic levels. The main findings align with previous studies of dynamic responsiveness by Pätynen and Lokki, concluding that shoebox-style halls exhibit better musical dynamics than modern vineyard-style halls. The findings also show that differing seat position has a greater effect on the perception of musical dynamics, where little change is found for differing musical dynamics at the same seating position. Finally, objective measures of strength and SPL are found not to follow subjective loudness suggesting a new objective measure is required. en
dc.format.extent 59 + 4
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title A study of the changes in musical dynamics in concert hall acoustics as measured by perceptual changes in loudness and envelopment. en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword concert hall acoustics en
dc.subject.keyword musical dynamics en
dc.subject.keyword loudness en
dc.subject.keyword envelopment en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201908254890
dc.programme.major Acoustics and Audio Technology fi
dc.programme.mcode ELEC3030 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Lokki, Tapio
dc.programme CCIS - Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (TS2013) fi
dc.location P1 fi
local.aalto.electroniconly yes
local.aalto.openaccess yes

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