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Sound Quality Metrics Seminar

Event | 08 May 2019 8:00 AM EST
Hilton Garden Inn | 1191 Woodfield Road | Schaumburg, IL 60173

Tones? Warbles? Clicks? Decibels not cutting it when describing sounds?

Sound quality isn't just for "gurus" anymore! You are cordially invited to the "Sound Metrics Unleashed!" seminar taking place May 8, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1191 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg, IL.

Join us for this free and interactive seminar, full of practical examples and interesting sounds, will answer questions like:

  • Why doesn't the decibel level 'dB' match my subjective impressions of the sound?
  • What are all the different sound metrics (loudness, roughness, tonality, etc.) and how are they useful?
  • What is the best metric to use to describe the sound I am hearing?
  • How do I reduce the sound metric to a single, meaningful number?

Lunch will be provided.


Agenda

8:00am – 8:30am | Welcome & Coffee

8:30am – 9:15am | Sound Quality Overview
  • Human Hearing
  • A-Weighting
  • Decibel 'rules of thumb'
  • Audio Replay and other Software Settings
9:15am – 10:00am | Level Based Metrics
  • Decibels versus Loundess/Sones
  • Stevens DIN versus Loudness
  • Articulation Index
  • Speech Interference Level
  • Sharpness
10:00am – 10:30am | Break

10:30am – 11:30am | Transient Metrics
  • Wavelets
  • N10 Loudness
  • Kurtosis
11:30am – 12:00pm | Tonal Metrics
  • Tonality
  • Prominence Ratio
  • Tone-to-Noise Ratio
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm | Modulation Metrics
  • Envelope Analysis
  • Roughness
  • Fluctuation Strength
2:00pm – 3:00pm | Jury Testing
  • Design
  • Execution

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