How we hear sound is greatly influenced by where we are physically in relationship to where the sound emanates from. Understanding how sound is shaped, colored and transformed by the listening environment is essential knowledge when designing a studio and recreating acoustical phenomena in sound design and mixing.
In this course, you learn all about the wavelength, absorption, reflection, transmission of sound in the real world. You also learn all about phase, polarity and interference and how these physical properties determine why sound "sounds" the way it does!
From there, expert engineer Joe Albano dives into phenomena like Comb Filtering, the Haas Effect, Standing Waves and other phenomena that can impact direct and reflected sound. The final two sections in this course zoom in on Room Treatment and Sound Proofing - essential knowledge for anyone designing or modifying a listening space or designing their own studio.
Learn everything about sound and audio in our deep, multi-part Audio Concepts series!
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Robert wrote on November 26, 2017
Fundamentals, fundamentals, and more fundamentals! Yet another masterful, detailed, and foundational course with the mighty Joe Albano at the helm. The topics relating to reflection, phase, polarity, comb filtering, and the Haas/Precedence Effect are particularly invaluable for every stage of audio production. Highest recommendation. Review this course repeatedly!
cosmkcomik wrote on September 30, 2017
Another great course by Joe Albano! I can see I have a lot of work to do making my studio better!
XTC wrote on February 1, 2017
A great, informative class if you can keep up. Reading copy, there's no pauses to keep up so you're constantly rewinding. Even if this were an actual class, you'l constantly ask the teacher to repeat himself. If someone's gonna give that many facts in a short period of time, at least publish the script you're reading from. But still greatly informative...
Mike Henebry wrote on March 6, 2016
Joe Albano has done another great job in this course! He continues to make the subject matter completely understandable. Each step follows the previous one in a logical and paced manner. The course is comprehensive and no time is wasted on superfluous material. I highly recommend the course!
Brock wrote on May 6, 2015
Joe Albano's Acoustics 103 is fantastic! I have used the information in this tutorial and a few others on MPV in constructing my own home studio and it has been working out well for me. I can't wait to take other courses in this series!
Hindie wrote on March 25, 2015
Almost everything you need to know about how sound travels, and how to maximize your listening and working environment. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to mix, even in difficult conditions.
n4Sphere wrote on March 18, 2015
Easy to understand and enough to learn. Starting with the length of a waveform to optimizing your studio. really useful information and the quiz sums up the most relevant points. good job!
District Sound Lab wrote on February 11, 2015
Another great course from Joe Albano, my favorite teacher on here. If you are new to acoustics, this is gold. Otherwise its still a great review, and you may still learn a thing or two. Very thorough yet easy to understand.
kawame davis wrote on December 28, 2014
Spectacular. I've just as much as i would in class at MiU, but i loved to keep my knowledge up-to-date with any teachings of good audio courses as possible
David Cruz wrote on December 25, 2014
Very informative for anybody who is thinking about making a project studio..