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A study of music mixing techniques performed in an environment more closely emulating a home listening setting rather than a recording studio control room

  Research Project Information
Runtime: Apr 30, 2011 until Apr 29, 2014
Project coordination: Richard King
Student staff: Brett Leonard
Funding: SSHRC

The research goal is to show how current control room design for music mixing, which is based on early theories and accepted wisdom, can be improved by a new model of adopting an acoustic template that emulates the home listening room. As the listening environment for recording and mixing music serves as a portent or window into the listening room of the consumer, it is an important reference to the mixing engineer, when making decisions on processing factors such as balance, equalization, dynamics and reverberation. The study of how music mixing engineers are affected by changes in reflections in the control room is thus the prime subject of the proposed research, since such reflections are likely to be present in greater force in a home listening situation. [Funded by SSHRC; Student Researcher: Leonard, Brett; Collaborator: Sikora, Grzegorz]