Location. Garrison Theater on the Scripps Campus at 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave. in Claremont, Ca. 91711
Description of the space. This newly renovated Theater has had many new changes to the interior and exterior of the building.
Recording setup. Hold 17″ Diameter Balloon 3 feet above the stage floor, 10 feet from the front edge of stage. Set Recorder vertically (with insulation) on front edge of stage 10 feet from balloon.
Recording Device used. Olympus DM-620 Record settings: Central Mic – ON (3 Mics operational) !!, Sensitivity – LOW, Mode – WAV 44100 bps 16 bit, Level – Manual, Zoom – OFF, Low Cut – OFF, Volume Level – 8 (1-16 max)
Praat Findings. Balloon Pop Maximum intensity level 92.67dB, Minimum intensity level 42.07dB
Reverberation Times. Drop to 30dB .89 seconds, Drop to 50dB 2.14 seconds, Drop to 60dB Did not drop to 60dB, Seconds to reach minimum 1.54 seconds, Seconds to return to Pre Pop 2.3 seconds
Audacity Acoustic description. The Spectrogram reveals frequencies peaking a 3000 Hz and lasting for almost 2 seconds. It was also strong between 100 and 600Hz range. Background frequencies were 600Hz and below.
Overall, the spectrogram shows the Balloon explosion was absorbed and dampened very quickly over the Audible Hearing Range, which would be the acoustic goal of a well designed Theater.