[LAU] [OT] String section seating

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Jan 17 15:54:10 UTC 2016

On Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:14:33 +0100 (CET), Ffanci Silvain wrote:
>I want to put a string section in a quasi 3d room. I've looked up the 
>classical seating of a string section, but now I'm wondering about
>real distances in a concert hall. Assuming I have a 60 instrumentalist
>string section with 1st and 2nd violins, violas, celli and double
>basses. At what distance am I looking in a straight line from left to
>right and front to back? From there I can work out the finer points.  

Are you asking how much space between the 1st and the 2nd violins is?
Take a look at Fotos ;). All you need is the seating plan (European,
American, Martian ...) and a calculator. Within a group, they are
sitting side by side, with enough space to avoid that the bow of one
musician could upset another musician, but not enough space to fit a
small car. I doubt that a few meters are important for a simulated room
and the acoustic of a real room anyway depends much to the type of

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