RCF reveals details of 2016 university course

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RCF Audio Academy is staging its Sound Engineering university course for the fifth year running after announcing its continuing partnership with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

The Academy is a learning centre for electro-acoustics and the university course is organised by the Department of Science and Methods for Engineering of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in cooperation with audio manufacturer RCF.

Course modules take participants through a learning process from the basis of electro-acoustics components like transducers, amplifiers and digital processors to the design of a complete audio project based on a real case study. An international reference project carried out by RCF engineers will be used as a studying guideline to be followed during the course.

The learning topics are grouped into four modules:
1) Environmental Acoustics in open air and inner spaces including design and simulation methods.
2) Transducers and speaker systems including clusters, arrays and point source configurations.
3) Electronics including circuit analysis, filters, amplifiers and DSP.
4) Sound systems design including practical experiences in measurements, listening tests and tuning.
Prof Luca Larcher, Department of Science and Methods for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia will direct the course.
The e-learning course starts March 1, 2016. From May 16 to May 20 student presence will be required at the RCF Audio Academy in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The finishing date with examination is slated for May 20, 2016 and students can voluntarily participate in hands-on activities at RCF facilities on May 23 and 24.