from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A specialist in acoustics.
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- n. One versed in acoustics, especially a physicist who specializes in acoustics
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One versed in acoustics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One skilled in the science of sound; a student of acoustics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a physicist who specializes in acoustics
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Like Walt Disney Concert Hall, another collaboration with the acoustician Toyota in Los Angeles, New World Center also allows natural light to flow into the concert space.
"Local governments are experiencing difficulties," says Paul Scarbrough, acoustician for The Smith Center, "and the philanthropic community is sitting on the sidelines, wondering if they'll be asked to support these buildings down the road."
He took his team—Mr. Cavagnero, acoustician Sam Berkow and theater consultant Len Auerbach—on a research trip that included not just concert halls and landmark clubs, but also the tiny Barbés, at the rear of a Brooklyn bar, and Fat Cat, within a Greenwich Village pool hall.
Mayer was an acoustician and sonic wave engineer for the Admiralty, a civil servant in the Ministry of Defence, but also an inventor of various electronic musical devices, including an improved wah-wah pedal and the "Octavia" guitar effect with its unique "doubling" effect.
While Drew McManus is on vacation this week, acoustician Christopher Blair is guest-blogging at Adaptistration.
If sound isolation is important, you may want to consult an independent acoustician.
The sonic environment, created by the legendary American acoustician Russell Johnson, has gained a reputation among expert listeners as one of the best halls in the world.
(Gehry worked closely with the Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, who also collaborated with him on the much-praised concert hall at Bard College in New York, which opened this spring.)
As the Canadian Geographic article describes it, acoustician Robert Essert used a "sound-burst diagram" in which sound emanating from the stage is depicted as tiny points radiating through the hall and reflecting of its every surface. ....."as the particles reflect back toward the stage, up to 90 percent of the sound audible to the audience will have bounced off the walls".
Certainly, the hall's "sound," as engineered by the celebrated Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, is warm, clear and natural.