IOA Southern Branch
“The Disappearing Room”
By Dr. Eddie Veale
6.00pm for 6:30pm start
Thursday 12 March 2020
Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Spark Building, Solent University, Southampton
For many years we have used human hearing behaviour to develop room designs. In small to medium size listening rooms, the relationship between the fundamental and early reflections needs to follow a prescribed pattern for musical sound to be easily understood. The relationship between fundamental and the arrival time and amplitude of reflections, interestingly, fits a pattern that gives rise to a reverberation time in the order of 0.3 seconds.
In this talk, Eddie will discuss the human experience, how we hear room effects, how to influence the brain and begin to apply this to the acoustic design of a listening room or control room, where critical listening is key. Comparisons will also be made to how this works in practice. An evening of psychoacoustics and realisation.
Dr. Eddie Veale began his career working as an engineer at Advision, where he was invited to look after their studios, and this gave him the opportunity to become one of the pioneers in studio design and the practice of acoustics for recording.
The work at Advision put Eddie in front of some of the industry’s leading artists, producers and studios. This led to the opportunity of designing one of the first professional home recording studio for John Lennon at his Tittenhurst Park home. Here John recorded one of the most famous albums ever, “Imagine”, which Eddie worked on too.
Dr. Veale is a member of AES and IOA and a Life Member of SMPTE.
The presentation will be followed by the Southern Branch’s AGM, where all corporate members are welcome to vote.
The event is free to members of the IoA, as well as to students and the public. As numbers are limited, to register for this event, please go to the registration page at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-disappearing-room-tickets-93909444677
Registration will close 48 hours before the event. CPD certification will be offered for attendance. If you have any queries please contact Reena Mahtani, email@example.com.
Details of how to access the university can be found at: https://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us
Parking spaces cannot be guaranteed, but they usually available in the main university car park, accessed off St Andrews Road (SO40 0YN). Parking is chargeable and paid for by RingGo. Other city centre car parks are available. We are within a 5 minute-walk of Southampton Central Rail station.
For more details of IOA regional branch activities please refer to the IOA website: www.ioa.org.uk
Subscribe to the IOA event calendar. You can copy and paste this link into any product that supports the ical format:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/instoa%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace
Southampton, SO14 0YN