Vicoustic room acoustics
The Vicoustic Academy Room Acoustics course is an intensive 2 day training program for all who want to understand and experience how sound energy interacts with materials inside rooms and its influence on the room’s acoustical response.
In this short term but intensive training, students will not only learn the acoustic principles of sound behaviour in rooms but also experience them, at the Vicoustic R&D Center.
Our unique laboratory facilities include a variable volume Reverberant/Anechoic
Room and a Multifunctional Room with magnetic walls that allows the easy assembly and disassembly of any line up of products to study their performance and influence on the room acoustics.
This course gives a unique hands-on experience that will go through every step of the room acoustical design process, material testing and listening the final acoustical result for different types of treatment.
Vicoustic Academy courses
Room acoustics, September 29 and 30
Intensive training program
8 h per day
DATE29th and 30th of September 2016
PRICE950 EUR (excluding VAT) Registration fee is 100€ (non-refundable)
10% off for the Vicoustic distributors and customers
MAXIMUM 10 STUDENTS
LECTUREROctávio Inácio [Download CV] [Read Interview]
LOCATIONVicoustic R&D Lab
Avenida do Polo 3, Nº159
4590-137 Carvalhosa, Paços de Ferreira
Phone: +351 917 851 019
AIMS AND SCOPE
The aim of this course is to train students to carry out the design of the interior acoustics of different types of rooms, in accordance with state-of-the-art standards. Although the full design and detailed specification of all aspects of architectural acoustics is beyond the scope of this course, it is expected that students will gain understanding of the principles and practice involved in the interior acoustic design of critical listening spaces.
The general objective is to illustrate and work with the fundamental aspects of the acoustics of different types of rooms from concert halls and theatres to restaurants, museums, schools and studios, amongst others. Specific objectives include:
The course is intended for postgraduate students, researchers and professionals, ranging from architects, designers and engineers to musicians and sound technicians, who would like to get a further insight into the concepts, applications and technology related to room acoustics. Participants are expected to be familiar with fundamental concepts of acoustics.
Only 10 candidates are accepted in this edition of the training. A selection process will be carried out, based on the analysis of the candidate’s CV, to be sent when applying for enrolment.
After this training the trainees will be able to:
Vicoustic R&D center
The Vicoustic Research Center was designed for technological development that includes training and skill enhancement in specific areas, including Acoustic Product Engineering and Surveillance Technology. Vicoustic has dedicated considerable investigation in Building integration, on an international scale, and
has been extremely successful in producing high performance acoustic products that comply with demanding fire ratings, safety and environmental regulations, while maintaining competitive cost levels. As a result, Vicoustic products are fully optimized. The R&D Center is divided into two distinct areas:
1. Multifunctional Room
The Multifunctional Room has magnetic walls that allow us to mount and dismount any combination of products, to study their performance, quality, design and aesthetics, instantaneously.
2. Lab Test Facility
The Lab Test Facility is an innovative chamber with exclusive features that continues to be unique in the world. The objective was to build an adaptive volume chamber, allowing us to perform acoustic tests in various sized rooms. Thanks to a 4 ton mechanical wall, that travels on a set of rails, we can define the exact dimensions of the chamber, and adjust the length of sound waves produced inside.
The wall has a custom made insulation system that is remotely controlled by a hydraulic system, completely blocking sound transmission, inside and out. It includes a cutting-edge laboratory infrastructure that converts into three hybrid states: Low Frequency Resonation Chamber, Reverberation Chamber, and an Anechoic Chamber.
Inside the hybrid test lab, we have installed four subwoofers and one B&K Omnidirectional loudspeaker that will generate specific sound waves named Plane Waves. By positioning the mechanical wall, it is possible to study any product sample at precise frequencies. The sound behavior is captured using B&K microphones, insuring reliable data to continue our analysis.
The technology and rigorous in-house testing are the foundation of each and every product, making Vicoustic a distinguished brand and leader in its sector.
Vicoustic – innovative acoustic solutions
More than manufacturers of acoustic treatment and insulation products, Vicoustic is unique in its commitment to the research and development of products and services in the acoustic field.
With its own Research Laboratory and specialized team of designers and engineers, Vicoustic provides support and advice to maximize customer satisfaction in the use of its products. Vicoustic covers acoustic markets, ranging from the acoustic insulation of buildings and industrial machinery,
to hi-fi, home cinema, music and broadcast studios.
Vicoustic is constantly evolving and has world-wide presence, from Portugal to Sweden (Vicoustic Nordic Countries) and the United States (Vicoustic North America), included in its more than 70 distributors world-wide. Customers include BBC, SIS, NATO, Ralph Lauren, Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, Macklemore, Capitol Records and Depeche Mode, among others.