top of page
  • Michael Fay

Acoustic Shadowing

Updated: May 2, 2020

Unpacking Wave Numbers, and Introducing the Wave Ratio Thesis

Ok I get it. This topic may be too esoteric for many, but if you’re truly interested in learning all you can about sound propagation and architectural acoustics, it’s something you should be acquainted with, at least casually.

I’m going to give you the final answer right up front. It’s either: A: 11.00”, B: 0.84”, C: 7.50”, or D: none of the above.

The question: When dealing with obstructions, which of these physical dimensions does not present meaningful acoustic shadowing in the upper speech range of audio? The answer is B, 0.84”.

But why, and how is this information unpacked and calculated? Read More


Recent Posts

See All

Acoustic Essentials for Architects

The Synergetic Relationship Bonding Architecture and Sound This is currently a work in progress, and is being published as an ongoing series in the Study Hall at Note: The original ti

Going Way Beyond

Complex automixing using a virtual digital mixing console I was so tempted to give this piece a geeky marketing title or sub-header suggesting VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), or AI (arti

Parametric Acoustics, 2nd Edition*

The Case for the Parametric Method of Acoustic Treatment Abstract The topic of architectural acoustics has been documented and carefully studied for more than a century. Historically, most acoustic tr

bottom of page