By R. David Read Originally Published in Sound & Communications, June 2004 Editor’s Note: Courtesy of Sound & Communications Magazine, your Pro Audio Encyclopedia is pleased to republish this in-depth biography of industry pioneer Dr. Leo L. Beranek authored by R. David Read. Read, who passed away in April of 2015, was the author of Sound & Communications’ popular series about Industry Pioneers and a well-known technical writer and history buff. A biography of R. David Read can be found here. Of special note, Leo Beranek celebrated his 100th birthday on August 25th, 2014. Figure 1: Beranek in Boston Symphony...Read More
Author: David Read
- Comments on the importance of the early-to-reverberant sound-energy ratio, “Clarity,” in speech and music acoustics, related to use of sound-reflecting panels with attention to data in Dr. Leo L. Beranek’s three concert-hall books.
- The Early-To-Reverberant Sound-Energy Ratio In Concert Hall Acoustics
- An Autobiographical Assessment of the Importance of the Early-to-Reverberant Sound-Energy Ratio, “Clarity,” in Speech Acoustics.
- History Repeats Itself: Boston’s Hatch Shell, New York City’s Holy Apostles Church, Albert Einstein, Joseph Albo, and Variable Time