Effects of Reverberation on Voice and Music

This page is designed to show you how a room affects the sound of voice and music. Below you will find a number of different music and speech samples as they would sound in different environments. For example, to compare speech in several room environments you would click on the links in the row labeled Speech.

Warning! The samples are in a .wav format which results in some large file sizes that may take a few moments to load.

Anechoic Room Classroom Concert Hall Cathedral

Descriptions of the Different Rooms

Description of the Different Sounds

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