Las Vegas (March 2, 2006)–Getting to NSCA early this month and don’t know what to do in Vegas? Why not crash the Las Vegas Chapter of the AES (Audio Engineering Society) meeting on March 15. The event’s guest speaker will be Sam Berkow, founder and principal consultant of NYC-based acoustical consulting firm, SIA Acoustics.
Berkow’s discussion will be “Sound System Optimization – Understanding what you hear, and making it sound better! A practical approach to optimizing system performance for Live and Studio Applications.” Berkow explained what he plans to speak about, noting, “With the current level of loudspeakers, amplifiers, and DSP processing technologies, great sound should be easy, but alas, not every system operates at its peak performance. In fact, most systems are not well optimized. A critical and often over-looked issue in system setup is the sound system’s interaction with both the rooms in which it is installed and with the other parts of the system itself. This talk will review both what it means to optimize a system and what we need to measure in order to optimize system performance. Sample measurements will be made as a demonstration during the talk.”
The meeting will be held in the Clark County Library’s Reader Services Room located at 1401 East Flamingo Road. 89119. Start time is 6 PM.
Berkow is known for his experience in both concert hall and studio design. In recent years he has worked on such facilities as the new home for Jazz at Lincoln Center, Air America radio, the new Digital Truck for Remote Recording, the Clive Davis School Studio Facility at NYU, the Hollywood Bowl and Airshow Mastering, among many other performance and recording venues. He is also the developer of SIA-Smaart software, a leading acoustical measurement and system optimization package.