Big Sound, Intimate Sound

Lambert, Mel
January 2005
Mix;Jan2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p76
The article reports on the importance of hybrid approach to the sound reinforcement system. Large symphony halls are carefully designed to enhance the sound of acoustic instruments. Normally, they feature reflective surfaces that help the audience and performers hear more clearly the balance of classical orchestras, string quartets, choirs and similar ensembles. But when the same reverberant hall is used for performances that involve amplified instruments, things soon become a shade more complicated.


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