d&b Electroacoustics Seminar at the National Theatre. Head start registration is over. Please register via the d&b website

  • 08 Dec 2015
  • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Temporary Theatre @ The National Theatre, Southbank, London
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d&b audiotechnik and the National Theatre are offering a seminar on Electroacoustics, in the Temporary Theatre (previously known as The Shed) at the NT. 

ASD Members are receiving a two week headstart to register a place for this course, before it is offered to the general public. It will "sell out" fast. You have until November 16th... This seminar is free of charge, but is currently only open to ASD members.

The seminar provides a comprehensive guide to the principles of acoustics. How does sound propagate? How do sound waves combine? To mention a couple of the important questions that will be answered during this session in an informative and entertaining way. Attendees are asked to participate during the day to ensure that no one is left behind.


The Electroacoustics seminar is suitable for all levels of experience and the seminar format can be flexible and audience led.

The goal

To gain further understanding of the principles of electroacoustics for sound system design and engineering. Discover how loudspeakers interact with their environment and how to achieve intelligible sound to every listener.

Novices and students will gain new skills whilst those with more experience will enjoy refreshing their knowledge.


The focus of the day is on achieving intelligibility; if you’re passionate about sound, then you want to get clear, intelligible sound to every seat in the house. Most sound engineers have a good knowledge of the electronic signal path, but are less sure of the acoustic signal path between the loudspeaker and the listener’s ears.

We will

  • Further our understanding of sound ‘fun’damentals and help you to understand some of the physics through experiments and practical demonstrations.
  • Investigate system sizing: how loud does it need to be, how much headroom is needed and what system will achieve this?
  • Analyse addition and subtraction of sound waves and consider the drawbacks and benefits.
  • Explore what happens to sound in our working environment and the different factors that change it's propagation.
  • Define the parameters that constitute a well behaved (and badly behaved) loudspeaker.
  • Look at the d&b acoustics calculator and find out how it can help in your system designs. You will receive a copy.

Along the way, we will take in all the acoustics and physics that you will need. We avoid the ‘chalk and talk’ approach; listening, practical experiments and reasoned discussion take the place of the blackboard as much as possible.


The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical exampless.

Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and the National Theatre. After the ASD headstart period it will be opened up to the general public.

Book your place using the Register button above.


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