This is a conversation between a sceptical prospective customer (or rather not), who is far from being convinced what I’m trying to explain..
Psychoacoustics – cocktail party effect in this case.
Cocktail party effect, discovered 1953, describes the ability of the human auditory system to focus its listening attention on a single talker, among a mixture of conversations and background noises, ignoring other conversations. Continue reading
A real reverberation chamber with driving speakers and capturing microphones – that’s it, right?
Not necessarily! – Reverberation chambers are usually much too small, and Mother Nature cannot be cheated with regard to room size. There are a number of shortcomings with reverberation chambers, that cannot be compensated with ugly tricks like pre or post delay. Continue reading
As the majority of our 1982 QRS devices can attest: QUANTEC audio devices are being operated over 30 years and more. This is also true for some other legends of professional audio, e.g. from our competitors LEXICON, EVENTIDE, or URSA MAJOR. Although somewhat older date, this gang of bearded fellows, immortalized on this photo, has one common problem today: we all have completely underestimated the massively overstretched service life of our creations that is demanded by today’s users. Continue reading