PA-systems and Sound Quality

In theaters today, clear standards for excellent sound and picture experience exist - e.g. soundtrack standards via Dolby or THX. At live events, there are no such standards for good sound. This means that there are dramatic fluctuations in the qulity of the experienced product and there is no basis to hold producers and organizers to a joint standard.

To remedy this, we have initiated a project that seeks to define and measure the sound quality at live events. The project's first phase will focus on the regulation of outdoor PA systems and sound. Methods, knowledge and experience from the project will be exploited in a subsequent phase II for indoor events.

Among the current project participants are: Roskilde Festival, MOTO, Stouenborg, Brüel & Kjær, TC Electronic, DELTA, DTU Informatics.

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