The performance of a sound system is heavily influenced by the room in which it is placed, so much so that the room’s acoustics must influence the design process. Everyone knows this by intuition, but few designers understand how to allow the room to influence the system design.
Our 3-day Sound System Design seminar begins with instruction on room acoustics. Pat Brown will demonstrate how to collect and interpret the Room Impulse Response (RIR), which is the acoustic signature of the room. He does this in a fast, accurate, practical manner that reduces site time while yielding high quality, useful data.
From there, he will help you understand how the loudspeaker interacts with the room to produce a direct-to-reverberation ratio at each listener position. Understanding loudspeakers and their specifications is vital for selecting the best type of loudspeaker for your design goals.
Pat helps you understand and use specifications like sensitivity, directivity, power handling, and amplifier power ratings. He’ll demonstrate how to use 3D computer modeling in a practical way to evaluate how all of the design variables interact. Humans design sound systems, but the computer can speed the process.
Highly intelligible sound systems, just like good room acoustics, don’t happen by accident. Both are achieved by a purposeful process guided by over a century of theoretical understanding.
Pat teaches this seminar with passion. Why? In his early days, he made the common mistakes and it cost him a lot of money and time. Pat had to learn these principles the hard way. He will show you tips and techniques that will greatly shorten your learning curve.
Course Materials Includes:
- Course Manual – It’s not a manual of PowerPoint slides. It is reference-quality and filled with useful graphics. You’ll get a PDF version after the course.
- Audio Click-Rule – A Windows calculator program that demonstrates the interaction of the variables in these systems.
- Support files and utilities that you will find useful
- Certificate of Completion
Who Should Attend: Anyone who selects and places loudspeakers in rooms.