11.11.09

Celebratory acoustics conference

AUTHOR: Inavate

The Institute of Acoustics is celebrating its 25th birthday with a special anniversary Reproduced Sound Conference, November 19 to 20.

This year’s event will be held at the Thistle Hotel, in the UK seaside town of Brighton. Numerous talks, demonstrations and workshops will encompass audio quality, intelligibility, loudspeaker design, room acoustics and immersive audio.

An introductory workshop opens the event on the Wednesday night. Helen Goddard and Paul Malpas will demonstrate some fundamental acoustic conditions while Phil Nelson and Keith Holland offer a maths primer on sound field reproduction. The session will conclude with a Q&A opportunity with Peter Mapp, John Taylor, Alistair Meechin and Dave Bruml.

On November 19 Paul Malpas and Helen Goddard will oversee a morning dedicated to ‘Assessing Audio Quality’ while the afternoon explores ‘Low Frequency Room Acoustics' and ‘Intelligibility’.

For delegates that make it up the next morning after the 25th Anniversary Conference Dinner the first half of the Friday will be dedicated to a second session on ‘Intelligibility’ followed by ‘Loudspeaker Design’. The afternoon will focus on ‘Room Acoustics’, ‘Immersive Audio’ and EAG AGM’.

The conference closes with the first UK public demonstration of the KEF Blade coincident source array.