Teaching and educational projects have always been a crucial part of WSDG’s operations. Our Senior Partners and Acousticians have been active in sharing our knowledge and experience through courses and lectures on acoustic design and architecture at educational institutions and conferences around the world.
The purpose of the WSDG Webinar Series is to expand the accessibility of these educational opportunities through a series of ongoing webinars and on-demand content that will explore the topics of architectural acoustic design and media systems engineering that we have come to know so well. These webinars are free and open to the public.
July 7, 2020 – 12:00 PM ET
Acoustic Design – Beautiful, Effective and Invisible
hosted by Sergio Molho
It is becoming more and more difficult not to be concerned about Acoustics (both isolation and internal room behavior) and Systems Integration as an important quality in architecture and interior design. The obvious examples of concert halls, home theaters, media production rooms, etc. need no further discussion; yet virtually any room is a candidate for improved acoustic performance, not to mention the ever-increasing sophistication of noise abatement and noise control building and zoning code requirements. When should acoustic design be addressed in the design process? We would suggest as early as possible.
July 7, 2020 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Home and Project Studios: Getting Your Small Studio to Sound Like a Big One
hosted by Dan Daley, John Storyk, Lij Shaw, Kevin Carroll
The notion of the home studio has taken on a whole new meaning in the age of the pandemic, when we’re all home, all the time. But aside from the relatively few residential palaces of sound that can rival top-tier commercial facilities, can a home/project studio provide comparable results to a conventional studio facility? In this webinar, led by leading audio journalist Dan Daley, studio designer John Storyk and longtime project studio entrepreneur Lij Shaw, along with others, will share their experience in achieving the highest level of performance from home studios. They’ll also discuss how best to utilize smaller spaces for music production, from acoustical, design and ergonomic angles.
July 14, 2020 12:00 ET
From Dreams to Reality
Designing a Personal Recording Studio
hosted by Sergio Molho, WSDG Partner and Director of Business Development and Joshua Morris, WSDG Partner and COO
Every musician and recording engineer dreams of having their own recording studio – a personalized artistic sanctuary that encourages productivity and creativity . But how do these dreams turn into brick and mortar locations with the kind of acoustics, vibe, and equipment to bring music to life? This discussion will address the design and implementation cycle of the “project studio” – from the early stages on the drawing board, to project management, construction, acoustics and aesthetics, including numerous real world examples.
July 30, 2020 12:00 ET
Adventures at the Low End
Low Frequency Behavior in Studio Listening Rooms – Behavior, Research Tools, and Advancements
hosted by John Storyk, Founding Partner, WSDG
Dirk Noy, WSDG Partner, senior acoustician, Director WSDG-Europe
Peter D’Antonio, Founder, RPG, Director of research REDIacoustics
Renato Cipriano, WSDG Partner, Grammy award winning engineer
The study of low frequencies in acoustics for critical listening environments such as modern audio control rooms, as well as high performance conferencing environments and home theaters has historically been analyzed by techniques developed a century ago, primarily for use in rooms with simplistic, cuboid shapes. These methods have been less effective when it comes to predicting the acoustic signature of irregularly shaped spaces, and in particular do not allow for correct implementation of effective low frequency absorbers. Now, thanks to advances in acoustic research and predictive wave acoustic software development, WSDG has developed new tools and methods that can be implemented for superior low frequency control and optimization in any room — regardless of size, shape or materialization. Some of these principles, research and techniques as well as real world examples will be discussed.
August 18, 2020 – 12:00 PM ET
Technology and System Integration in Architecture
hosted by Sergio Molho
Systems Design and Technology Integration. In today’s world of increasingly complex technical media installations, multi-functional devices and computer-controlled sound and video systems, the integration of all equipment pieces into a working system is a complex engineering task. Understanding the design and end with the complete implementation of solutions for commercial, corporate and residential areas that seamlessly integrate, in such a way that the system is operable by personnel with differing needs and technical skills.