d&b Sound System Optimisation Seminar

  • 17 Nov 2015
  • 18 Nov 2015
  • d&b audiotechnik GB, Nailsworth Mills Estate, Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0BS

Sound system optimisation seminar in Nailsworth, Great Britain: details

This seminar provides guidance on how to improve the quality of your sound system in any given acoustic environment. We will guide you through the process, both in theory and practice, of measuring, adjusting and finally optimising your sound system.


Participants should be fully conversant with sound system design, set up and tuning. General knowledge of acoustic measurement systems is advantageous. To be able to participate in the hands-on part, please bring the following with you: PC laptop and full-duplex capable audio interface with two inputs and two outputs on XLR connectors (please bring adaptors to XLR if your interface has different connectors). Please make sure that the audio interface is working properly with your computer.

We will be using a common software platform for the seminar, so that everybody is able to perform measurements. With your confirmation email you will receive further important information on how to get this software. If you are already using a Windows-based measurement system, you are very welcome to bring it to the seminar as well.

Due to time constraints, participants must arrive with a comprehensive understanding of; basic electroacoustics principles such as frequency/wavelength relationship, phase, and addition and subtraction of sound waves. A refresher session at our regular Electroacoustics seminar is advisable.

The goal

The participants using both theoretical and practical knowledge should be able to optimise a sound system with accuracy, understanding and improved sonic results.


Introduction, System Design and 'pre flight check'
Through theoretical and practical exercises we will explain the sound system that will be used during this seminar, and the essential system checks that should be performed before starting any sound system optimisation process.

Early listening
We will familiarise ourselves with the system “starting point”, which is the system state prior to any adjustments.

Frequency response
The question of defining the right target frequency response will be answered during a discussion. The spectral power contained in normal signals and psychoacoustic effects like the curves of equal loudness will be interwoven to get to a useful result.

Optimisation process
This involves a step by step path through the tuning of the system. The frequency response, the TOP-SUB alignment and the tuning and alignment of fill loudspeakers will be performed in theory and practice.

After listening to the complete tuned system, the seminar will be rounded up with a questions and answers session.


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 examples.

Number of participants

Maximum 8



The fee includes all documentation, software, beverages and meals during the seminar.


Two days.

Day 1 from 10:30 to 18:00

Day 2 from 09:30 to 17:30


d&b audiotechnik GB,
Nailsworth Mills Estate,
Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
Great Britain.


Every participant is provided with a folder containing all relevant documentation.


Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the seminar.

How to register

To register click on the Registration bar below and complete the Registration form in full.


Upon receipt of the registration form, participants will be sent written confirmation by email along with further details regarding travel and accommodation. If unable to attend, please inform d&b in writing no less than 14 days before the workshop begins. In the event that the workshop is cancelled for organizational reasons, d&b will of course inform participants in good time.

For more information, or to register by telephone, please contact:

Emma Adamou at +44 (0)1453 835884 or at info.gb(at)dbaudio.com

d&b reserve the right to make alterations and additions to the workshop and seminar programs.


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