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Senior Partners and Acousticians for WSDG are involved in active teaching and lecturing schedules. John Storyk, Dirk Noy, Sergio Molho and Renato Cipriano lecture on a frequent basis and many of these lectures are open to the public and/or available at a low cost.

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NAMM 2020

Thursday to Sunday – January 16-19, 2020 – All Day  Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA Visit the WSDG Booth at ACC North Level 1 - Booth #16122 Language: English   LECTURES: Friday, January 17, 2020 [...]

Januar 19th, 2020|

The Video Show 2019

Wednesday to Thursday – December 4-5, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 5:30PM  Walter E. Washington Convention Center – 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 Title: “Podcast Studio Design: Necessities, Variations and Options” Lecture Date/Time: [...]

Dezember 4th, 2019|

Rowan University 2019

Tuesday - October 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ Title: "Lessons from Electric Lady" Presented by: John Storyk, Founding Partner & Director of Design, WSDG Language: English If interested in getting a [...]

Oktober 29th, 2019|

moscow film school

Moscow Film School    |    Thursday, May 29th, 2014    |    Moscow, Russia

Presenter: Sergio Molho

Location:  Moscow Film School

Title: „Acoustic Design for Recording Studios – Case Studies“

Start:  7p.m.

Preliminary registration will be opened from 12th May @ Moscow Film School web-site.


St. Petersburg AES Section    |    Tuesday, May 27th, 2014    |    Saint-Petersburg, Russia

 Sergio Molho

Location: „Dom Kino“, Karavannaia ul. 12, 4th floor

Title: „Acoustic Design for Recording Studios – Case Studies“

Start:  6pm

Marc Viadiu will be attending Guide to Sound Systems for Houses of Worship


AES Brasil Expo 2014    |    Wednesday, May 14th, 2014   |    Sao Paulo, Brazil

Presenter: Renato Cipriano

Title: „Acoustical Transparency and Precision for Critical Listening Rooms with Reduced Budget“

Time:  11:00am – 12:30pm

Description:  Engineer Renato Cipriano (WSDG Brazil) will present a case study for a critical listening space designed with budget restrictions.

This instructional presentation  will  examine basic design concepts  room simulation and analysis techniques.   Fundamental concepts and the methodology to identify potential problems will also be considered. Attendees will learn to analyze  and evaluate test findings,  and propose effective solutions.

Based on an  example  mastering mastering room design,  the presentation will demonstrate how to achieve a balanced and transparent environment using fundamental absorption and diffusion concepts, with an emphasis  on low frequency control and treatment positioning.

The main objective of this case study  was to achieve an  acoustically enhanced environment with the highest possible levels of comfort and  transparency, and to accomplish this goal within the boundary’s of a limited and clearly defined budget.

Pontífica Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais    |     Wednesday, April 30, 2014    |    Brazil

Presenters:  Renato Cipriano and Rafael Moraes 

Title:  „Acoustics Concepts for Modern Architecture“

*For architecture graduation of PUC-MG (Pontífica Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais).

Audio & Video Institute   |    Tuesday & Wednesday, April 22 – 23, 2014    |    Sao Paulo

Presenter: Renato Cipriano 

Berklee College of Music    |    Friday & Saturday, April 18th, 19th, 25th, & 26th, 2014    |    Boston, MA

Presenter: John Storyk

Title:  „Architecture and Acoustics in Studio Design – a Love Affair“

Time:  5:00pm – 9pm /  9am – 1pm

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Frost School of Music – University of Miami    |    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Presenter: John Storyk & Sergio Molho

Title:  „Acoustic Design for Critical Listening Environments“

Time:  3:30pm

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – RPI
   |    Friday, April 11, 2014

Presenter: John Storyk

Title:  „Architecture and Acoustics – Today’s Audio Recording Studios“

Description:  During the past 50 years, audio studios have changed considerably.  Today, virtually any artist can have a PERSONAL / PROJECT studio.  We would suggest that studios have been personalized for many years and that artists have been responsible for many of the most amazing acoustic changes in studios during these years.

John will share photos, plans and details of many studios and acoustic environments that are part of the architectural environments responsible for the making of music and critical listening.


Syracuse University  |   Tuesday, April 1, 2014  

Presenter: John Storyk

„Architecture and Acoustics in Studio Design – a Love Affair“

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Frankfurt Germany   |   March 12 – 15, 2014

Thomas Wenger and Dirk Noy will be at the show March 13 & 14.

The NAMM Show 2014   |   Thursday, January 23rd – Sunday, January 26th, 2013

Moderator: John Storyk

Panel: Bob Margouleff, Matt Macphail and Alex Santilli

Title: Project Studio Optimization Panel

Description:  A designer to the stars talks project studio design with some of the most skilled producers, engineers and musicians – exploring advice and deep wisdom on how to get the perfect product from a project studio. Read More

Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2013

Time: 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Location: HOT ZONE room called The Forum (203 A-B). On the 2nd Floor, Hall B, in the Anaheim Conv. Ctr.

The LEVEL Summit (Live Entertainment Venue Excellence & Leadership)    |    November 26 & 27, 2013

Location:          London, United Kingdom


Drexel University  |   Thursday, November 21, 2013

Presenter: John Storyk

Presentation:  „Architecture and Acoustics in Studio Design – a Love Affair“

Location:  URBN Center Annex, Large Screening Room

Time: Doors open 6pm and John Speaks at 6:45pm


ASPIRE 4 SPORT    |    Saturday, November 16th – Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Sergio Molho, Renato Cipriano and Marc Viadiu from the WSDG team will to at the show.

Congress Overview:  Connecting business and sports –  ASPIRE4SPORT is a platform for world-leading sports personalities, managers, decision-makers, and sporting gurus to discuss the latest trends, technologies, breakthroughs, and hot-button issues in the world of sport.

The conference program aims to deliver content that is informative, opportunity-driven, and versatile. By attracting a credible, well experienced, and often celebrity speaker lineup- the ASPIRE4SPORT program boasts cutting-edge sports business discussions on:

  •     Architecture and Stadium Design
  •     Technology
  •     Safety and Security
  •     Sport Medicine
  •     Infrastructure Development
  •     Sport Science

SUMMIT @ ASPIRE 4 SPORTS will be focusing on the following areas:

  •     Architecture and Stadium Design
  •     Stadium technology & science (Roofing, cooling, lighting, materials etc.)
  •     Sport venue sustainability
  •     Security and risk aversion
  •     Medical technologies and activities
  •     Infrastructure development
  •     Sport financing and POI
  •     Host city developments
  •     Stadium Legacies and bid plans

Location:  Aspire Dome – Doha, Qatar

Read article in Sound & Communication on Maracana Stadium


Analogue Audio Association Forum    |    Sunday, November 17, 2013

Location:          Basel, Switzerland

Presentation by: Dirk Noy 

Title: “Der Einfluss der Raumakustik auf den Klang” (“How Room Acoustics Affects Sound Perception”)

Time: 11AM –  Room Tahuna


Full Sail University    |    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Presenter: John Storyk

„Architecture and Acoustics in Studio Design – a Love Affair“ 

Link to presentation coming soon

Time:  3pm


PreSonuSphere    |    Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26, 2013    |    Baton Rouge, LA

  John Storyk and Joshua Morris

  „Project Studio Architecture and Acoustics – A Love Affair“

Date:  Saturday, October 26, 2013

Time:  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:  Manship Theatre


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AES   |   Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2013   |   Javits Center, New York, NY

Chair: Renato Cipriano, WSDG – Brasil

Panelists: Tom Danley, Danley Sound Labs
    Sergio Molho, WSDG – NY
John StorykWSDG – NY

Title:  „Assuring High Quality Speech Intelligibility For Sports Events In Stadiums“ – LS9  View the Video

Description:  Establishing high quality speech intelligibility for sports events in stadiums requires a somewhat different mindset than that required for an optimum concert sound.  Two key issues to consider are: (1) Speech intelligibility is more significant than the frequency response of the system for sports events. AND, (2) Uniform sound coverage is critical to meeting FIFA rules and regulations.  This AES presentation will cover: Analysis of Requirements Involved in The Design Process of Stadium Sound Systems; including frequency response, target STL and STI values, coverage (SPL distribution) Zoning, Architectural and Structural Integration, redundancy, etc.  Also to be covered are: Overall Electroacoustical Simulations and Auralization for Large Arenas.  Additionally, the presentation will address: Sound System Design For Security (Evacuation/Public Address Announcements) including zoning distribution in coordination with Broadcast Issues which Require Special Attention And Drive Design Decisions. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time:  11:30am – 1:00pm

Read article in Sound & Communication on Maracana Stadium



AES   |   Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2013   |   Javits Center, New York, NY

Chair: Sergio MolhoWSDG – NY

Panelists:  John Storyk, WSDG – NY
Jim ServiesESPN

Title:  „Facility Design“ – B13

Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time:  5:00pm – 6:30pm


AES   |   Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2013   |   Javits Center, New York, NY

Felipe Tavera – Project Engineer, WSDG

Title:  „Acoustical Measurement Software Housed on Mobile Operating Systems Test“

A measurement test is devised to provide comparative results between a dedicated type I Sound Level Pressure Meter and a PDA and mobile application with proprietary additional components. The test pretends to analyze and compare results considering only frequency response, linearity over selected dynamic range, and transducer’s directivity under controlled on-site conditions. This, under the purpose of examining the accuracy of the non-dedicated hardware to perform acoustic measurements. 

Date:  Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time:  10:30am – 12pm



University of Colorado Denver  |   September 27 & 28   |   Friday 9am – 4pm & Saturday 10am – 4pm

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject:  Part I: Acoustics In Architecture
Part II:  Specific Acoustic Design Tips


Berklee College of Music    |    Friday, September 20th, 2013    |    Boston, MA

Presenter: John Storyk

Title:  „Architecture and Acoustics in Studio Design – a Love Affair“

Time:  2:00pm – 4:30pm   –   OPEN TO ALL

Watch Wambura Mitaru Synergy – Berklee 160 Rooftop Performance


SET    |    Wednesday, August 21, 2013    |    São Paulo, Brasil

Presenter:  Renato Cipriano

Title:  „Acoustics for Broadcasting Facilities“


Broadcast, Film & Music Africa 2013    |    June 26 & 27, 2013

Location:  Kenyatta International Conference Center
Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya

Theme:  Building a world class digital media industry in Africa

Marc Viadiu will be attending this event and sitting in on the lecture, Key Elements of Design of Broadcast Facilities




NeoCon   |   Tuesday, June 11, 2013   |   Part I: 2:30pm – 3:30pm & Part II 4pm – 5:00pm

Presenters: John Storyk and Beth Walters


Subject: Part I: Acoustics In Architecture


Part II:  Specific Acoustic Design Tips


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infoComm 13 – Orlando, Florida   |   Conference: June 8-14, 2013   |   Exhibits: June 12-14, 2013

WSDG’s Sergio Molho will be attending InfoComm 13. This is the largest pro-AV show in the world and has been recognized as a Tradeshow News Network Top 250 Trade Show.


The Modern Boardroom: Acoustic Options for Enhanced Conference Room Performance and Intelligibility

June 7, 2013 – 2pm

Featured Speaker: John Storyk
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Join Sound & Video Contractor and Biamp on June 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST for this FREE webinar. In this session, renowned architect/acoustician John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group reviews best practices for boardroom intelligibility with a special emphasis on conferencing sound and room acoustics. Topic covered include:

• Design and ergonomic considerations
• Microphone selection and placement
• Room Acoustics and Surface Treatments
• Signal Processing and System Design Considerations
• Video Elements in Boardroom Design
• Troubleshooting and User Training


AES   |   Wednesday, May 8th, 2013   |   São Paulo, Brasil

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Berklee College of Music—Boston, MA  |  April  26 &  27, 2013   |   Friday 4pm – 8pm & Saturday 9am-1pm   |   Saturday, May 4, 2013   |   10am – 4pm


Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Part 1:  Architecture & Acoustics of Critical Listening

    Part II:  Audio Production Environments


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SAE  |   Friday, May 3, 2013   |   2pm


Presenter: John Storyk
Subject: Architecture & Acoustics of Critical Listening





Kent State University | Friday, April 12, 2013 | 11am – 1pm


Presenter: John Storyk


Subject: Architecture & Audio




NEW YORK:  Sergio Molho, Walters-Storyk Design Group  Director of New Business Development, reports that company co-principals Beth Walters and John Storyk will travel to India later this month for a series of new-client meetings on up-coming projects. On March 25th John Storyk will present two lectures at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.  The 2:30 PM lecture will address project studio acoustics and small critical listening environments.  The 5:30 PM presentation will cover large scale broadcast, performance and audio/video production/post-production facilities.  The lectures will be free to AES India members and Rs. 2000 for non-members.  For details contact:

The Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 3000 media production facilities in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Latin America.  WSDG credits range from the original Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studio in Greenwich Village to NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center performance complex, the KKL Luzern Concert Hall in Switzerland, broadcast facilities for The Food Network, CBS and WNET, over twenty teaching studios for The Art Institutes around the US, and corporate clients such as Hoffman La Roche. Recent credits include Jungle City, NY’s major new destination studio; private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG is a seven-time winner of the prestigious TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, including 2012 for Jungle City.  WSDG maintains offices in NY, SF, Miami, Buenos Aires, Belo Horizonte, Basel, Beijing, Barcelona and Mexico City.




TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit    |  November 12-14, 2012


Warsaw, Poland


Presenter:  Dirk Noy, WSDG


Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 11:40am


Stadiums for the Digital Age


Integrating IT and AV into the stadium build process is an increasingly difficult task.  As our stadium builds become

’smarter and better connected‘ environments, so does the issue of what to buy, when to buy it and how to plan it into

the project.  Dirk Noy, Principal, WSDG, Switzerland is exploring the challenges of the technology procurement for

stadiums in a digital age.

133rd Audio Engineer Society Convention—San Francisco, CA   |  October 26-29, 2012


WSDG is pleased to be leading the following panels:

Broadcast Panel: Facility Design – Renovation and Retrofitting


Date: Friday, October 26th, 10:45 a.m – 12.15 p.m


John Storyk, WSDG

Kevin Carroll, Sonic Construction LLC

Cindy McSherry-Martinez, Studio Trinity

Paul Stewart, Genelec 

Subject: A User’s Evaluation Of Integral Acoustic Products & Materials

In an effort to maintain a timely and informative edge to the AES Broadcast Design Panel, moderator John Storyk has developed a new program for the 133rd Convention.  A panel of four leading studio contractors and installation experts: (TBD) will provide a real-world users survey of specific products and acoustic materials commonly (and rarely) incorporated in professional critical listening environments.  Optimal options for doors, glass, HVAC, variable acoustic panels, furniture, equipment racks and other integral components of today’s high-end (and budget conscious) TV and Radio broadcast facilities will be discussed in detail. This is not an advertorial event. Contractor recommendations are based on personal field experience with these products.  Their success is contingent on their ability to provide clients with cost-effective solutions to a myriad of technical and aesthetic issues.



AES San Francisco 2012 Technical Tour


Date: Saturday, October 27th, 9:30 a.m. 

Tourguide: John Storyk

Subject: TT3 – Fenix

The latest addition to San Rafael’s night life scene, this new, 150 seat, 8600-square-foot performing venue combines innovative food and drinks with outstanding acoustics and a Meyer’s speaker system, for a remarkable live music experience. Behind the scenes is their state-of-the art studio production for recording and streaming live shows to the internet. Architect/acoustician John Storyk, whose Walters-Storyk Design Group designed the club, will be leading part of the tour. (

Technical Tours are made available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the convention center. This event is limited to 44 tickets.
Price: Members $40/Nonmembers $50

Acoustics for Small Live Sound Venues Seminar


Date: Sunday, October 28th, 4:30 p.m.


John Storyk, WSDG

Dave Kotch, Criterion Acoustics

Subject: Acoustics for Small Live Sound Venues – Creating (& Fine Tuning) the Consummate Performing / Listening Environment

John Storyk has designed acoustics for a number of live performance venues. These range from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Complex to the successful NYC club Le Poisson Rouge and to the Fenix Club, a brand new venue in San Rafael, which will be on the Tech Tour Schedule. John will give an illuminating presentation on improving acoustics in existing performance venues AND designing acoustics for new venues that would address potential absorption and reflection and other sound-related issues prior to construction. He also just completed the acoustics for a new NYC club called 54 Below (below the Studio 54 theater). Some VERY innovative acoustic solutions were developed for that venue.
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ex’pression   |  October 29, 2012



Presenter: John Storyk

 Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.

PreSonuSphere2012   |  September 28, 2012

 PreSonus Audio Electronic has become known for delivering professional quality audio products at affordable prices to audio professionals, musicians and hobbyists around the world.“



Presenter: John Storyk

 Studio Acoustics with John Storyk

Synopsis: Learn about room acoustics and studio design relating to project studios and home studios.

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SAE   |  August 3, 2012

Presenters: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design

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NEOCON   |  June 11, 2012

Presenters: John Storyk and Beth Walters

Subject: Acoustics, Recording Studio Design and Interior Aesthetics


Considerations in Interior Design for Home Theaters and Listening Environments (4.1mb)


Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design

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UNION COLLEGE   |  April 30, 2012

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.





Part I: March 30, 2012

Part II: April 6, 2012


Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design (in two parts).

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO   |  April 20, 2012

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.


Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.


SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY   |  December 1, 2011


Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.

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131st AES Convention—New York, NY   |  October 20-23, 2011

WSDG is pleased to be leading and participating in several events during AES 2011, including the following:


1. Broadcast Panel: Facility Design – Renovation and Retrofitting


Date: Thursday, October 21 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Chair: John Storyk

Panel: Judy Elliot-Brown, John McGowan and Howie Schwartz

Subject: There continues to be an increasing need for facility upgrade and expansion in the broadcast production and post production sectors.  Numerous technical and social issues are fueling this, including changing delivery and production protocols (i.e. HDTV, surround audio, etc.); improved economic times with respect to media content organization; etc.

Typically, facilities have had to expand or improve their audio production rooms by retrofitting an existing room or installing a new room within an existing production complex.

This panel will explore specific techniques as well as examples dealing with the construction and more specific acoustic and technology issues, associated with retrofitting and renovating audio production facilities with an eye towards broadcasting production and post production standards.

Our panel will be composed of industry professional both from the owner, user and installation components of this subject.



2. Paper: Accurate Acoustic Modeling of Small Rooms


This paper will be presented by John Storyk, Dirk Noy and Gabriel Hauser of WSDG

Date: Thursday, October 21 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


Abstract: Modeling of sound reinforcement systems and room acoustics in large and medium-size venues has become a standard in the audio industry. However, acoustic modeling of small rooms has not yet evolved into a widely accepted concept, mainly because of the unavailable tool set. This work introduces a practical and accurate software-based approach for simulating the acoustic properties of studio rooms based on FEM. A detailed case study is presented and modeling results are compared with measurements. It is shown that results match within given uncertainties. Also, it is indicated how the simulation software can be enhanced to optimize loudspeaker locations and place absorbers and diffusers in order to improve the acoustic quality of the space and thus the listening experience.



3. Paper: Techniques for High SPL Noise Mitigation in Club Venue Design


This paper will be presented by John Storyk and David Kotch


Date: Friday, October 21, 2011, between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.


Abstract: Increasing demands for community noise abatement, most specifically for architectural spaces such as night clubs and performance venue, have resulted in a variety of interesting design solutions to insure high performance sound attenuation, with FSTC results in excess of 80dB. This has often been accomplished with a combination of architectural construction design as well as electro-acoustic systems design such as directional subs, low frequency harmonic processing, and other systems integration devices. This paper will explore these designs and recent field results.

WFX—Dallas, TX  |  November 9, 2011, 11:30am—1:00pm

Separating the Smoke & Mirrors from Meaningful Innovations: How to Distinguish Must-Have Technology For Your House Of Worship

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: In an environment of planned obsolescence which requires manufacturers to constantly upgrade existing technology and research the development of new hardware and software tools, the ability to recognize authentic innovations has never been more important.  Costly investments in “buzzword” gear that ends up infringing on valuable rack space can negatively impact on HOW budgets and tech consultant credibility.  In this session in-house and independent HOW TD’s will recognize the difference between a great sales pitch and a bona fide ‘must have’ which will provide measureable performance enhancements and production/cost efficiencies.  Simple formulas for assessing gear investment potential; tips on cutting through the hype; and real world examples of gear that has and has not produced meaningful ROI will be discussed. Also, facility planners will benefit from an assessment of current trends in affordable, technology for church environments. The program will cover new analysis and design techniques, green materials and innovative installation techniques  A particular emphasis will be placed on creative and economic solutions.


AIA Peconic  |  Thursday, July 14 12:00PM-1:00PM

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Architecture and Acoustics of Audio Production Facilities.


NeoCon—Chicago, IL  |  Monday, June 13 11:00AM-12:00PM

Considerations in Interior Design for Home Theater and Listening Environments

Speakers: John Storyk & Beth Walters

Review the fundamentals and beyond for designing home theaters, A/V environments and listening rooms. Includes basic acoustic and viewing considerations for both residential and commercial projects. More in-depth discussion includes a show and tell of specialty acoustic materials, and tips on teaming up with an acoustician or A/V consultant and how to make your budget work. Get a checklist for optimum project evaluation that includes programming, quietness, internal room acoustics, A/V requirements, and expected challenges.




The New England Institute of Art—Boston, MA  |  March 31, 2011 at 5:00pm

Presenter: John Storyk, with guest appearance by WSDG partner and wife, Beth Storyk

Subject: Architecture & Acoustics in Studios, A Love Affair. Learning from Electric Lady Studios and Beyond.

Please join us as John Storyk, a founding partner of Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG), recounts his personal journey with Jimi Hendrix and Electric Lady Studios, and demonstrates basic acoustic design principles used in the design and construction of audio installations worldwide, as well as how they can be applied to more widespread integration in commercial architecture. During the past 40 years, professional audio and broadcasting studios have not only grown in sophistication but have provided very interesting and robust acoustic designs for critical listening and sound isolation, offering much to learn in their application for interior architecture and design.  Mr. Storyk and WSDG have created studios for Bruce Springsteen, Alicia keys, J-Z, Timbaland, Bob Marley, Food Network, ESPN, and many others.

AIA New York City Chapter—New York, NY  |  December 14, 2010 at 6:00pm

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Architecture and Acoustics of Audio Production Facilities.

Stevens Institute of Technology—Hoboken, NJ  |  Fall Semester 2010

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics & Architecture of Critical Listening and Audio Production Environments


IAV—São Paulo, Brazil  |  December 1, 2010

Presenter: Renato Cipriano

Subject: Basic Acoustics

SAE Institute—Zürich, Switzerland  |  October & November 2010 Audio Program

Presenter: Dirk Noy

Subject: Acoustics (Fundamentals of Room and Structural Acoustics, with a particular focus on Recording Studios)

Drexel—Philadelphia, PA  |  November 17, 2010 at 5:30pm

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.


129th AES Convention—San Fransisco, CA  |  November 4, 2010 at 9:30-11:00am

Broadcast Facility Design

Panelists: John Storyk, Bill Jarett (Food Network Vice President of Engineering), Bob Skye (San Fransisco Based Acoustician), Keith Hanadel (Architect/Project Manager at HLW)

Subject: Broadcast Facility Design; Attending to the Details. John Storyk will chair a panel on the myriad details inherent in designing a broadcast production/post-production facility. Topics will include: Facilitating work flow, determining and achieving exact acoustic requirements, and the end-users‘ perspective.

129th AES Convention—San Fransisco, CA  |  November 4, 2010 at 2:30-4:00pm

Education Facility Design

Panelists: John Storyk, Agnieszka Roginska (Music Technology, NYU), Alex Case (Sound Recording Technology, University of Massachusetts Lowell), Paula Froehle (Academic Dean, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago), John Murray (Recording Arts, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago), Nathan Brietling (D.M.A., Director, Audio Production, Aart Institute San Francisco), Ryan Kleeman (MFA, Faculty, Audio Production, Art Institute San Francisco)

Subject: Studios and Labs for Future Music Technologists / Production In Action. Audio education has always pushed beyond the scope of the traditional lecture classroom experience.  Recent innovations in pedagogy and investments in facilities point to a future of audio curricula rich with cutting edge research, intense hands-on experience, and deep interaction with other disciplines.  Educators and students are invited to join the discussion with our panelists as they present their benchmark work in creating a compelling out-of-class experience.

NeoCon East—Baltimore, MD  |  October 29, 2010 at 9:00am

Presenters: John and Beth Storyk

Subject: Small Room Acoustics – Corporate and Residential Interiors – The Acoustic Concerns Are Not That Different From Pro Audio Studios!

Berklee College of Music—Boston, MA  |  October 8, 2010 at 2:00pm

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: State of the Art Audio Production and Recording Studio Design.

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design—Boston, MA  |  October 7, 2010 at 2:30pm

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: The Design of Mixed Media and Performing Arts Facilities.

4th AES Latin American Conference—Bogota, Columbia  |  October 4, 2010 at 4:00pm

Presenters: John Storyk, Beth Walters-Storyk, Sergio Molho & Silvia Campos Ulloa

Subject: Concept, Design, Construcion and progress of Javeriana University’s Centro Ático.

The event will be taking place at the new Centro Ático of Javeriana University: this seven storey building is the most ambitious audio visual project of the region until now, and makes the University one of the most technologically prepared education facilities in the world. Click here to see the WSDG project page on Javeriana University.

4th AES Latin American Conference—Bogota, Columbia  |  October 4, 2010 at 10:00am

Presenters: John Storyk & Sergio Molho

Subject: Masterclass on Acoustic Design, focusing on production and post production facilities and its evolution through WSDG’s 40 year history.

SAE Institute—Zürich, Switzerland  |  October 2010 Bachelor Degree

Presenter: Dirk Noy

Subject: Specialized Audio Applications (Acoustical Simulations, DSP Programming, Loudspeaker Technology)

The City College of New York—New York, NY  |  September 30, 2010

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.

Acoustics in Construction 2010—Abu Dhabi, UAE  |  September 28-29, 2010

Presenter: Dirk Noy

Subjects: Acoustical Calculation and Simulation Techniques. Acoustical Surfaces in Theory and Application.

Private Event Through Topakustik Representative—Doha, Qatar  |  September 26, 2010

Presenter: Dirk Noy

Subject: Fundamentals of Acoustics. Acoustical Calculation and Simulation Techniques.

Ex’pression College for Digital Arts—Emeryville, CA  |  September 22, 2010

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.

Art Institute of California—San Francisco, CA  |  September 21, 2010

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: “Acoustics And Interior Design,” Storyk’s presentation will address the collaborative nature of these intimately related disciplines. A bond, which enables them to enhance each other’s aesthetics and functionality.

University of Colorado—Denver, CO  |  September 17-19, 2010

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.

New York University—New York, NY  |  April 19, 2010

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.

Nashville Recording Workshop & Expo—Belmont University, Nashville, TN  |  March 6, 2010

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.

Drexel University—Philadelphia, PA  |  November 19, 2009

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Listening Environments.

Reproduced Sound Convention—Brighton, UK  |  November 19, 2009

Presenter: Dirk Noy

Subject: Prediction, Optimization and Reproduction of Low Frequencies in Small Rooms.

Full Sail University—Winter Park, FL  |  November 13, 2009

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Listening Environments.

Worship Facilities Conference & Expo—Charlotte, NC  |  October 29, 2009

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: The Importance of Acoustics in House of Worship Design.

Workshop at Camco Audio—Wenden/Seigen, Germany  |  October 29, 2009

Presenter: Dirk Noy

Subject: Electroacoustical System Engineering.

Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais—Belo Horizonte, Brazil  |  October 28, 2009

Presenter: Renato Cipriano

Subject: Acoustical Technologies in Modern Architecture.

American University—Washington, D.C.  |  October 26, 2009

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Listening Environments.

127th AES Convention—New York, NY  |  October 9-12, 2009

Presenters: John Storyk, Judy Elliot-Brown (WSDG), Chris Harmaty, Brian Wick (AudioEngine), Dirk Noy (WSDG), Marcy Ramos.

Subject: Studio Design and Acoustics: A Case Study.

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Expression College for the Media Arts—Emeryville, CA  |  September 16, 2009

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and listening environments.

University of Colorado—Denver, CO  |  September 11, 2009

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics and Recording Studio Design.

AES Brazil 2009—São Paulo, Brazil  |  May 26-28, 2009

Presenters: John Storyk & Renato Cipriano

Subject: Small Room/Low Frequency Acoustics.

AES Boston Section at Boston College—Boston, MA  |  April 30, 2009

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Audio Recording Environments – Past, Present and Future.

Webster University AES Student Chaper—St. Louis, MO  |  April 3-5, 2009

Presenter: John Storyk

Subject: Acoustics for Recording Studios and Listening Applications.

AES New York Section, Le Poisson Rouge Tour & Networking Event—New York, NY  |  March 9, 2009

Presenters: WSDG, Masque Sound, Meyer Sound & Club Principals

Subject: Information About the Design and Technical Features of Le Poisson Rouge.

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AES Internation Conference – Audio for Games—London, UK  |  February 11-13, 2009

Presenters: Steve Martz (THX) & Dirk Noy

Subject: Game Studio Set-Up and Design.

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