Reverb Time Simulator

The purpose of this simulation is to demonstrate the effects of reverberation and acoustical treatment on both speech and music1 in various types of spaces. All simulations were created using the FabFilter Pro-R reverb plugin, which allows for realistic, frequency-based reverberation. The various examples below are all past projects of Haverstick Designs and the simulations were created using data taken either from testing the rooms directly or from our accurate models2. Each example provides the initial, untreated reverberation in the space before giving the effect of the treatment that was recommended and/or installed for the project. Since the reverberation of a room is largely dependent on room volume, surface materials, and the average attendance, these descriptions are listed for each example. This is only a simulation and real-world results will slightly vary. Please contact Haverstick Designs with any questions about this simulation or to start a project of your own!

- Prior to listening to any of the examples below, first listen to the two audio samples without any effects to hear the speech and music alone.

- The projects are listed from smallest to largest total volume. All reverb times listed on each audio file represent the reverberation at 500 Hz.

- Each example provides an audio file for speech, choir, and music before and after treatment. The best way to use the simulator is to listen first to the untreated sound prior to the treated simulation.

- Do not adjust the volume as you listen and compare the audio samples of the various reverberation simulations.

VOLUME: 45,8194FT3

  • Concrete Floor and Walls
  • Drywall on some walls
  • Steel Ceiling

TREATMENT

  • Barrel Diffusers
  • Absorption Panels on wall and ceiling

 

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BEFORE: (3.43 sec)

Untreated Speech

Untreated Praise Band Music

Untreated Choir Music

AFTER: (0.93 sec)

Treated Speech

Treated Praise Band Music

Treated Choir Music

VOLUME: 204,709FT3

  • Drywall walls & ceiling
  • Carpet on Floor

TREATMENT

  • C24/C44 ProPanels
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Untreated Speech

Untreated Praise Band Music

Untreated Choir Music

AFTER: (2.80 sec)

Treated Speech

Treated Praise Band Music

Treated Choir Music

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