Saturday, October 1, 9:00 am — 10:30 am (Rm 404AB)
T6 - Fundamental Acoustics
Presenter: Anthony Grimani, PMI Engineering - Novato, CA, USA; Dimension4 Acoustics - Novato, CA, USA
Abstract: Fundamental acoustics are an important building block to any audio engineering application. This tutorial will review fundamental wave theory, reflections, absorption, diffraction, echoes, reverb, and standing waves. We will also review implications for listening locations, speaker placement, intelligibility, and the audible symptoms of various acoustic anomalies: comb filters, standing waves, sound field integration and accuracy. The tutorial will include case studies of principles in action: tuning a studio (absorption/diffusion/bass traps/EQ), speaker placement for live.