direct sound

direct sound

[di¦rekt ′sau̇nd]
(acoustics)
The portion of the room impulse response consisting of the combination of the true direct sound, which has traveled directly from the sound source to the listener, and the various reflections within the first 20 milliseconds after it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

direct sound

The sound which travels directly from the source to the point of observation–no reflection of sound is involved.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Such cases often require reflective surfaces positioned to direct sound back out to the audience regardless of which way an actor is turned.
The band's press release likens the re-formed outfit to a "Viking raiding party" and one assumes that the reference is directed at the uncompromising, direct sound rather that the adoption of winged helmets!
Reflected sound does not get to the listener at precisely the same time as direct sound, but fraction of a second delay is usually tolerated in light of the substantially higher sound level received.
Basically, it will combine the path of both the reflective and direct sound, so that a user cannot tell the difference between the two.
The sound detected by optical fiber F-P sensors is composed of both direct sound and reverberation sound.
The style the couple had perfected--characterized by long takes, a static camera (occasionally supplemented by simple movements, like their signature pans), direct sound, and the recitation of texts by amateurs--allowed for a smooth transition.
We hear the direct sound from the source first, and then immediately afterward sounds reflected from nearby surfaces reach our ears.
Sound recordists Chadi Rukos and Raja Dubayah focused on recording the direct sound of the actors as well as the ambient sound of the prison, to make it more authentic and not rely on post synchronisation.
The band - who include Fraser McKirdy and Jordan Croan - have ditched their old name Woodenbox With a Fist Full of Fivers in favour of a more streamlined approach, which reflects the more direct sound of their music.
WiSound has the ability to balance the direct sound you hear from your speaker and the acoustic reflections that reach your ears from the various surfaces of the room in which you listen.
Other measures include the installation of crossing horns that direct sound down streets toward approaching vehicles; converting streets to one-way traffic; and closing crossings.

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