AES Berlin 2014
Tutorial T3

Saturday, April 26, 14:30 — 16:00 (Estrel Hall B)


T3 - Tuning Your Studio - Acoustic Analysis of Small Rooms for Music

Lorenzo Rizzi, Suono e Vita - Acoustic Engineering - Lecco, Italy

Music production nowadays is made in smaller and smaller rooms but the focus on audio technologies almost removes the importance of room acoustics. We’ll deal with the fundamentals of sweet-spot response measurements for acoustic optimization of the listening system and speaker/dubbing/rehearsing rooms. Why small rooms for music do not follow Sabine’s laws of acoustics. Are classical acoustical parameters (e.g., RT, and the others) of any relevance?

The tutorial will also cover measuring impulse and frequency responses and discuss the importance of spatial averaging and transients. A number of room measurement and system case studies will be presented that illustrate procedures such as balancing the channels, the influence of room modes in the frequency and in the time domain, stereo triangle optimization, microphone positioning, echogram analysis, the importance of scattering and diffraction—tips to improve the room quality and technical targets

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement

Return to Tutorials

EXHIBITION HOURS April 26th   10:00 - 18:30 April 27th   09:00 - 18:30 April 28th   09:00 - 18:30 April 29th   09:00 - 14:00
REGISTRATION DESK April 26th   09:30 - 18:30 April 27th   08:30 - 18:30 April 28th   08:30 - 18:30 April 29th   08:30 - 16:30
TECHNICAL PROGRAM April 26th   10:00 - 18:00 April 27th   09:00 - 18:00 April 28th   09:00 - 18:00 April 29th   09:00 - 17:00
AES - Audio Engineering Society