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Last Updated: 20050911, tendeloo

Sunday, October 9, 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm

T19 - Project Studio Design: Layout, Acoustics, Sound System, Tuning—Part 2

Anthony Grimani, Performance Media Industries (PMI), Ltd. - Fairfax, CA, USA

Statistics tell us that fully 93 percent of all A titles go through a “project” studio in some phase of their production cycle. In fact, there are an estimated 350,000 project studios worldwide. Whether to cut costs, be more convenient, or more convivial, the project studio trend is growing, and gear is available at astoundingly low prices to all those interested in setting up their own project room. The real challenge today is how to maintain quality and consistency in the transition from “professional” studio to project studio and back. Ultimately, project studios need to be set up following some fundamental rules if the program material is to stand a chance of surviving the transition between facilities. These two tutorials will focus on guidelines for proper set-up of a project studio: room layout, acoustics, sound system design, and calibration. The information will cover all the details that affect the system design, from room to equipment, and will provide simple recipes for improving quality and consistency. Basic knowledge of audio engineering theory, acoustics, and electroacoustics are recommended.

This is the second tutorial of a two-part series. The main topics covered in the second part are:

• Acoustical treatments for optimized reflections, echoes, and energy decay
• Sound system selection
• Sound system placement optimization
• System calibration

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