The research work of Dr. Doyuen Ko, associate professor of audio engineering, was recently featured on the website of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The article, “Sound Hounds: How One Research Team Is Helping Preserve the Acoustics of Historic Places,” notes the celebrated artists who have recorded in Columbia Studio A through the years. “There’s a magic there that’s not quantifiable,” Ko told the publication. “For many years, certain musicians always wanted to record their instruments in that place, in that studio.”
According to the website, Ko and his fellow researchers hope to complete their analysis of the data collected at Music Row by the end of this summer, and they will then use the most effective data gathering methods to pursue additional research at sites in New York and Peru.