White Rose University Consortium logo
University of Leeds logo University of Sheffield logo York University logo

Perception of Low Frequency Content of Amplified Music in Music Arenas and Open-air Music Festivals.

Burton, Jonathan (2016) Perception of Low Frequency Content of Amplified Music in Music Arenas and Open-air Music Festivals. MSc by research thesis, University of York.

[img]
Preview
Text (Perception of Low Frequency Content of Amplified Music in Music Arenas and Open-air Music Festivals.)
Thesis Jon Burton Revised Version.pdf - Examined Thesis (PDF)
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales.

Download (30Mb) | Preview

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether audience perception at large arena shows and music festivals could be improved by the addition of Infra-sub. Infra-sub refers to low frequency audio content below 50Hz, and its presence might help provide a more involving and engaging audience experience at lower sound pressure levels. This paper investigates whether an increase in low frequency content (below 50Hz), both in terms of magnitude and frequency range, affects a listener’s preferred listening level. The study was conducted in real-life situations at a number of European indoor arenas using a large format line array system with low frequency extension. The research shows that preferred listening levels were lower when low frequency content (Infra-sub) was increased. The implication of this result is that increasing Infra-sub content allows the environmental impact of large arena concerts and music festivals to be reduced whilst maintaining a positive listening experience. The study had some limitations in sample size and range of participants, nevertheless this study underlines the beneficial social, environmental and health implications of the use of Infra-sub, stemming from the overall reduction in sound pressure level at arena concerts and open-air music festivals.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc by research)
Academic Units: The University of York > Electronics (York)
Depositing User: Mr Jonathan Burton
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 08:24
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 08:24
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/16944

You do not need to contact us to get a copy of this thesis. Please use the 'Download' link(s) above to get a copy.
You can contact us about this thesis. If you need to make a general enquiry, please see the Contact us page.

Actions (repository staff only: login required)