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Welcome to Acoustics. This course is designed to provide an understanding of monitor placement, and the key concepts regarding studio monitors. Topics explored include principals of studio monitor and subwoofer placement, early reflections, RT60 time, and Speaker Boundary Interference Response.
Delivered in 13 lectures in 4 sections, a keen student could complete the course in as little as one afternoon, but 1 week is recommended. At the end of each section, a quiz will recap on knowledge learnt.
Aimed at small studios, the content is equally relevant for large studios, listening rooms and home theatres. Completion of this course will result in a better understanding of room acoustics, and a better sound from your studio monitors or home theatre system.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Overview of the CoursePreview
|Section 2: Types and Placement|
Studio Monitor Types
Specific Models of Studio Monitors
Accuracy vs Translation
Studio Monitor Positioning and Subwoofer Placement
|Section 3: Problems, Solutions and Monitoring Concepts|
Studio Monitors - Common Problems and Solutions
Resonance and SBIR
Reflections and Reverberation
Reflections and Reverberation pt. 2
Reflections and Reverberation pt. 3
|Section 4: Modern Designs|
Symmetry in Monitor Placement and Soffit MountingPreview
RFZ and LEDE Designs + Course Summary
Rafe Sholer began studying music in 1987 - when just 3 years old. Taking piano lessons under the Suzuki method, Rafe composed his first song when he was 7.
After completing his Bachelor of Music degree, Rafe worked as a a Senior Broadcast Technician for ABC Radio for over 5 years. He then completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and began work as a Lecturer in Music Technology at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (QCM), Queensland University of Technology and JMC Academy. Subjects taught included MIDI sequencing, Pro Tools use, Ableton, Live sound and Acoustics. Rafe currently teaches students privately while running the music services company Custom Compositions.
Rafe Sholer's music has been used in TV Shows, Films, Video Games and much more, including high profile programs such as The 7:30 Report. He was selected as a Finalist in the 2012 Queensland Music Awards, and has placed in the Top 10 of the MusicOZ Awards. Rafe releases music with several respected record labels worldwide; his most popular release was listened to by over 22,000 people in just 3 days, scoring the Number One spot on prominent music blog Dubstep.
Rafe continues to juggle teaching and musical endeavours, and is passionate about both vocations.