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Reproduced Sound joins Institute of Acoustics for anniversary conference

Reproduced Sound (RS) will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year by partially coinciding its annual conference on 14-15 October with the Institute of Acoustics 40th Anniversary conference, which runs from 15-16 October, at the NEC, Birmingham.

RS is organised by the Electro-acoustics Group of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) – the UK’s professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration.

The event will bring together IOA members and other experts from across the acoustics fields; from acoustic scientists to audio system designers, and from consulting engineers to venue operators. Attendees will have the chance to explore where the fields have always overlapped into electro-acoustics subjects.

“I am hoping to see some particularly healthy cross-pollination in speech and hearing, musical acoustics, environmental acoustics (e.g. relating to live and amplified events) and, of course, building acoustics,” commented Paul Malpas, Reproduced Sound’s chairman. “RS as a conference has always believed and explained how audio solutions include an acoustic space at one or both ends of the chain.”

Leo Beranek, who previously keynoted the RS conference for Cardiff edition in 2010, will keynote the conference.

Other topics set to be discussed during the sessions include speech intelligibility, audio quality and sound field control, plus a demonstration to demystify the techniques used in electro-acoustic enhancement systems over the last 50 years.