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Many of the articles on these pages originally appeared in magazines such as Recording and TV Technology. Out of deference to the publishers involved, works written in the last two years will generally not be shown.
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The Brave New World: About The Rooms In Which Loudspeakers Work
Conceptualizing the room as part of the loudspeaker itself.
LoudspeakersTVTech Magazine
June 2001
The Brave New World: Loudspeakers
Those black boxes with sound coming out we take for granted.
LoudspeakersTVTech Magazine
May 2001
Choosing Studio Monitors: How Should We Go About It?
How to kick the woofers before buying (uhm, not really).
LoudspeakersRecording Magazine
November 2000
End-User Systems
Engineers should consider how and where their music ends up being played. Moulton breaks the multitude of playback systems down into seven basic sonic environments.
LoudspeakersMixingRecording Magazine
May 1994
June 2006
The loudspeaker as musical instrument
An examination of the issues surrounding loudspeaker performance of music in typical rooms.
ASA PapersLoudspeakers
May 2003
July 2003
Making Loudspeakers And Control Rooms That Make Music “Sound Good”
An unabridged version of an article that originally appeared in Mix Magazine, edited by Moulton.
AcousticsLoudspeakersStudio Design
January 1999
A new loudspeaker design
A case study of an effort to more fully integrate the loudspeaker into the playback room in a musical way.
ASA PapersLoudspeakers
May 2003
September 2000
The Real World of Project Control Room Monitoring
How to Have Decent Listening Without Breaking Your Bank
LoudspeakersStudio DesignRecording Magazine
April 1997
Some Thoughts About Loudspeakers
How to think about loudspeakers as musical instruments.
LoudspeakersTVTech Magazine
June 2003
Starting Over II
Dave's adventure, continued. Monitoring.
Loudspeakersdavemoulton.comRecording IndustryStudio Design
April 1994
What About BIG Studio Monitors
Do You Really Need Them? How Do You Use Them?
LoudspeakersRecording Magazine
March 1995
What Happens When Our Willing Suspension of Disbelief Hits the Wall? Uh-oh!
Discussing the limits of music specifically composed for performance playback on a set of surround sound loudspeakers.
Loudspeakersdavemoulton.comRecording Magazine
June 2002
“It’s A Wine-Tasting, Not A Shoot-Out,” Tom Said.
Checking Out Eighteen In-Yer-FaceĀ® Monitors In A Single Day!
LoudspeakersRecording Magazine
June 1995