Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
Sound system engineering
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Cinema And Media Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Masoero Marco Carlo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO ING-IND/10 2 2 0 0 14
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/05 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria informatica
Basic knowledge of Acoustics


1. Fundamental concepts of Physical Acoustics and Psychoacoustics. Propagation of sound in open spaces. Acoustics of closed spaces.
2. Acoustics of small rooms. Technical solutions for acoustic correction and sound / vibration insulation.
3. Acoustics of large rooms. Acoustic quality descriptors for spaces devoted to speech and music hearing. Design criteria.
4. Basic elements of electroacoustics.
5. Microphones. Constructive and functional characteristics. Selection of microphones in live and studio audio recordings.
6. Loudspeakers and sound diffusers. Constructive and functional characteristics.
7. Sound diffusion systems. Constructive and functional characteristics. Selection for typical applications (cinemas, theatres, live performances, public address, etc.).
Laboratories and/or exercises
Use of microphones in audio recordings.
Measurement of acoustic quality descriptors in closed spaces.
Numerical simulation of the acoustic response of closed spaces.
Numerical simulation of sound diffusion systems.

Technical visits

One or more technical visits will be organised concerning recording studios, production of electroacoustic equipment, etc.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10

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