Masking

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The effect one sound has on another by making it harder or impossible to hear. In Soundscape Design, for example, masking can make the sonic environment more pleasant. Masking occurs for a few milliseconds before and after the desired sound, these phenomena being termed forward and backward masking respectively. (Source: Barry Truax - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology CD-ROM Edition. Cambridge Street Publishing, 1999 - CSR-CDR 9901)

 

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ROEDERER, Juan G. (1979). Introduction to the Physics and Psychophysics of Music

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