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ISCE to run sound measurements training course

Paddy Baker 4 April 2016
Peter Mapp

The Institute of Sound and Communication Engineers (ISCE) is once again running its sound measurement techniques training course on 14 April 2016 in Wigan.

The course covers the measurement of essential sound system acoustic design parameters, such as background noise level and reverberation time.

Attendees will learn which frequency weighting and sound level meter integration time settings to use, how to measure the STI intelligibility performance of a sound system, and the typical site issues that can affect or even invalidate the readings.

Course presenter Dr Peter Mapp (pictured) has lectured all over the world and was voted ‘Instructor of the year’ by the National Sound Contractor’s Association of America. He is a contributing author to several technical reference books on audio and acoustics and has written and presented numerous papers to the Institute of Acoustics and Audio Engineering Society.

Peter Mapp is a member of several British and International Standards committees and is currently chair of IEC 60268-16, the standard for the measurement of the Speech Transmission Index (STI).

A background in physics, acoustics and measurement and on a practical level, designing and measuring over 800 sound systems, give him a unique perspective to discuss sound system design, speech intelligibility and measurement. The course includes a ‘hands on’ session where attendees have the opportunity to measure acoustic noise levels, reverberation time and STI as well as a number of other parameters that Mapp is keeping up his sleeve.

For further details and to book, please visit the ISCE training web page.


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