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Meyer Sound Laboratories- Berkeley

System Design Principles

August 16, 2013
Meyer Sound Laboratories
2832 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702

This seminar provides a broad overview of essential principles involved in the design and measurement of complex sound reinforcement systems. Participants receive a basic grounding in the key parameters of audio measurement (phase response, impulse response) and how they relate to filters and phase alignment. A comprehensive summary of array configuration principles is integrated with a discussion of acoustical prediction theory using Meyer Sound MAPP Online. The seminar also introduces line array theory, outlining how different line array solutions apply in specific applications. System optimization approaches are covered in conjunction with an overview of Source Independent Measurement as implemented in the SIM 3 audio analyzer.
This seminar is recommended for audio students, system technicians, as well as contractors, dealers and rental companies new to Meyer Sound.
Participants should bring their own Internet-ready laptop computer. 

9am - 1pm Session Time
1pm - 2pm Lunch Break
2pm - 5pm Session Time

Registration Information
Student/Early Career Member- $30
USITT Member- $60

Student/Early Career Non-Member- $60 (contact Ron Procopio for discount information)
Non-Member- $120

Box lunch provided with cost of training

Mauricio Ramirez

Senior Technical Seminar Instructor

Mauricio “Magu” Ramírez, Meyer Sound’s first full-time seminar instructor, is known on both sides of the Atlantic for his wealth of technical expertise and his engaging instructional style. Prior to his career in audio engineering, he earned a degree in computer management in his native Mexico. After working with several sound rental companies and artists, he applied his experiences to form a study program for training professionals in sound reinforcement. In 1992, he established the Dynamix School to instruct students from Mexico and South America. Ramírez attended SIM School in 1993, and three years later agreed to open a Meyer Sound school in Mexico. In 1997, Ramírez was named coordinator for Meyer Sound Mexico’s educational effort, and two years later received certification as a SIM Instructor. Currently he conducts seminars (in English or Spanish) throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.