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d&b's Italian Office Shares Its Audio Knowledge
As part of its ethos, d&b audiotechnik is committed to sharing knowledge and techniques about sound and its characteristics to the industry sectors that it serves. As part of this programme, d&b's Italian representative, Daniele Tebaldi, recently organised and led
a series of one-day seminars in Italy aimed at sound engineers and designers. "Our objective was to share some know-how we have on audio topics that are not directly related to loudspeakers," said Tebaldi. "This is technical knowledge that we believe should be shared."
Working with his colleagues Davide Carlotti, also from the d&b Italian office and Alessandro Bertoni from d&b's Italian trading partner GMEP-Molpass, a total of five seminars covering different topics relating to the audio requirements in terms of 'setting up' a system, were held in Milan at the Salumeria della Musica, a former factory turned into a live music and cabaret club. Curiously just like a real 'salumeria', hanging over the long bar are rows of sausages, hams and the like. In addition to these dates, three other seminars dealing with line-array loudspeaker systems were run, one in Sicily, one in Campania and the final one in Emilia-Romagna, an area which stretches across the top of the 'boot' of Italy from the Ligurian Sea to the Adriatic.
Tebaldi had originally planned to run the seminars in a rather novel way in the form of a play with each of the three seminar leaders taking separate parts. "In the event, due to time constraints, it remained something desirable but not achievable," he said. "Instead it turned out to be similar to the recent Kraftwerk gig with each one of us behind table and computer (or sometimes in front), each delivering a separate part of the seminar content. Each of us has our own particular skills and we agreed that my role would be to put things in perspective, provide the objective and pull it all together at the end," continued Tebaldi. "My colleague Davide specialised in hardware sessions with live examples of sound techniques, measurement sessions and various experiments while Alessandro drew the short straw and got to deal with the theory, lectures in a classroom type situation."
This worked extremely well according to Tebaldi: "We clearly had a good balance, even though it wasn't quite in the form of a play. I led off by explaining why there was a need to investigate certain phenomena; Alessandro delivered the maths and the blackboard 'talk and chalk' and Davide demonstrated if the phenomena could be shown, demonstrated and/or heard. Finally I'd bring it all together by relating what we had demonstrated to actual working experiences and practical examples to put flesh on the bones of the theory," he explained.
Average attendance at each seminar was around 12 people, the majority sound engineers with a couple of sound designers and several attended the seminars more than once!
1st September 2006
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