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Friday, December 18, 2015

Acoustics Comparison: Carpet and Vinyl Flooring

What are the acoustic properties of flooring? The following sound samples from SoundCloud can be used to compare these two common flooring options!

Sound Samples

  1. Describe the sound in each sample.
  2. On a scale of 1 (none) to 10 (highest), rate the amount of each of the following in each sample:
    1. Resonance
    2. Echo
    3. Damping
    4. Decay
  3. Which of the following tone qualities applies most to sample 1? Sample 2?
    1. Mellow
    2. Harsh
    3. Bold
    4. Jazzy
    5. Buzzy
    6. Loud
    7. Metallic
    8. Edgy
    9. Smooth
    10. Tinny
  4. Which flooring is better for recording music? Why?
  5. Bonus Questions:
    1. What is the instrument?
    2. What is the name of the tune?

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