Evaluation of room acoustics in the control rooms of recording studios through a case study Kayıt stüdyolarının kontrol odalarında hacim akustiğinin bir vaka üzerinden değerlendirilmesi

Tıraş M., AKDAĞ N.

Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University, vol.39, no.2, pp.1241-1254, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.17341/gazimmfd.1172980
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Art Source, Compendex, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1241-1254
  • Keywords: clarity parameter, Control room, Helmholtz resonators, reverberation time, room acoustics
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine the factors affecting the design of the room acoustics to be made in the control rooms in the sound recording studios and to reveal the principles of their usage during the design. Considering the physical properties and frequency domains of the sound absorbing and scattering elements to be used in the design of the room acoustics, a layout plan of the acoustic elements has been created in order to create the acoustic environment needed for sound design in the sound recording and listening rooms. In this study, the acoustic design of the control rooms of the recording studios was examined by considering the example of a 43 m3 control room. After the measurements were made and evaluated in terms of the room acoustics of the first state without acoustic regulation, the room acoustics was designed and applied by considering the criteria determined by international standards. After the application, the reverberation time and clarity parameters of the objective parameters were measured and the success dimension of the design was determined. The results of this study will inform researchers and studio users about the usage of room acoustic materials. It is important to use room acoustic materials, especially for the frequency regions below the critical frequency of the room, with correct positioning. Music productions, which can have great economic value, need to be done in environments that will shape the sound design correctly. It is thought that this study is an applied example that provides information about both the calculation of the frequency domain of materials and the standard values to be reached.