Articles about Loudness

Playing it Safe
Music Teacher (2016) Vol. 95, No. 9, pp. 33-35


What a crescendo--not to be missed: Loudness on the musical stage
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 7-18

Recent research suggests that loudness, as an isolated aural quality, has an enormous ability to affect a listener's emotional response to a musical performance--but loudness is far more complex than simply cranking the volume up or down. This article traces ...

Audio Imagineering: Utilising the Four Sound Areas Framework for Emotive Sound Design within Contemporary Audio Post-production
The New Soundtrack (Online) (2016) Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 77-107

Digital audio took its first, tentative steps towards widespread acceptance over forty years ago with the adoption of the Compact Disc as a de-facto standard for auditioning music, with cinema embracing digital encoding and reproduction a decade later. Somehow, broadcast ...

Assessing Linearity in the Loudness Envelope of the Messa di Voce Singing Exercise Through Acoustic Signal Analysis
Journal of Voice (2015) Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 646.e11-646.e21

Messa di voce (MDV) is a singing exercise that involves sustaining a single pitch with a linear change in loudness from silence to maximum intensity (the crescendo part) and back to silence again (the decrescendo part), with time symmetry between ...

Both Acoustic Intensity and Loudness Contribute to Time-Series Models of Perceived Affect in Response to Music
Psychomusicology (2015) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 124-137

In the fields of music and emotion, investigations of causal relationships between acoustic and perceptual parameters have shed light on real-time factors that underpin affective response to music. Two experiments reported here aimed to distinguish the role of acoustic intensity ...