Kick-Drum signal acquisition, isolation and reinforcement optimization in live sound

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/229171
Title:
Kick-Drum signal acquisition, isolation and reinforcement optimization in live sound
Authors:
Hill, Adam J.; Hawksford, Malcolm O. J.; Rosenthal, Adam P.; Gand, Gary
Abstract:
A critical requirement for popular music in live-sound applications is the achievement of a robust kick-drum sound presented to the audience and the drummer while simultaneously achieving a workable degree of acoustic isolation for other on-stage musicians. Routinely a transparent wall is placed in parallel to the kick-drum heads to attenuate sound from the drummer’s monitor loudspeakers, although this can cause sound quality impairment from comb filter interference. Practical optimization techniques are explored, embracing microphone selection and placement (including multiple microphones in combination), isolation-wall location, drum-monitor electronic delay and echo cancellation. A system analysis is presented augmented by real-world measurements and relevant simulations using a bespoke Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) algorithm.
Affiliation:
University of Essex; Gand Concert Sound
Citation:
103th AES Convention, paper 8357, May 2011.
Publisher:
Audio Engineering Society
Issue Date:
May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/229171
Additional Links:
http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=15824
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Appears in Collections:
Creative Technologies Research Group; Electrical, Electronic and Software Systems Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorHill, Adam J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHawksford, Malcolm O. J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRosenthal, Adam P.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGand, Garyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T14:49:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T14:49:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citation103th AES Convention, paper 8357, May 2011.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/229171-
dc.description.abstractA critical requirement for popular music in live-sound applications is the achievement of a robust kick-drum sound presented to the audience and the drummer while simultaneously achieving a workable degree of acoustic isolation for other on-stage musicians. Routinely a transparent wall is placed in parallel to the kick-drum heads to attenuate sound from the drummer’s monitor loudspeakers, although this can cause sound quality impairment from comb filter interference. Practical optimization techniques are explored, embracing microphone selection and placement (including multiple microphones in combination), isolation-wall location, drum-monitor electronic delay and echo cancellation. A system analysis is presented augmented by real-world measurements and relevant simulations using a bespoke Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) algorithm.en_GB
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAudio Engineering Societyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=15824en_GB
dc.subjectLive sounden_GB
dc.subjectLoudspeakersen_GB
dc.subjectDigital signal processingen_GB
dc.titleKick-Drum signal acquisition, isolation and reinforcement optimization in live sounden_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Essexen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGand Concert Sounden_GB
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