AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Walters-Storyk Design Group WSDG, Partner/ European Office Head, Dirk Noy, will present a three-hour Master Class at InfoComm International 2017. Entitled TUNING THE ROOM! ACOUSTIC DESIGN: STRIKING… EFFICIENT AND (WHEN NECESSARY) INVISIBLE, the presentation is scheduled for Thursday, 9 Feb 2017.
Dramatic leaps in acoustic design and technology now provide designers with a myriad of options for tuning their rooms to optimal levels of musical and conversational clarity, speech intelligibility and quietude. These solutions are aesthetically pleasing and superbly effective. Advances such as perforated wood surface treatments, acoustically absorbing (smooth) plaster, transparent acoustic plastic, micro-perforated (think absorbing glass!) foil, seat cushions constructed with absorptive acoustic materials, and handsome acoustic diffusers are now available to inhibit excessive sound levels. These (and other) options have proven themselves superbly efficient in remedying reflective noise problems and creating soundproof environments. And, they are not prohibitively expensive. The Master Class will explore a variety of new and improved acoustic treatments and discuss methods of implementing them to maximize their potential.
Dirk Noy, M.Sc. Physics, earned a Diploma in Experimental Solid State Physics from the University of Basel, Switzerland and is a graduate of Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts, Orlando, USA, where he studied with WSDG Founding Partner, John Storyk. Since joining the firm in 1997 he has collaborated on numerous international acoustical design and consultation projects. Fluent in German, Dutch, French and English, Noy is a published member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Swiss Acoustical Society (SGA). He lectures frequently at conventions, colleges, and architectural education institutions.
WSDG, a media facility design and consulting firm has collaborated on over 3500 audio /video facilities worldwide. Credits include Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios (1969); NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center and, Le Poisson Rouge; broadcast facilities for The Food Network, ESPN, and WNET; major education complexes for NYU, The Art Institutes and Berklee College of Music, Valencia and Boston (2015 TEC winner); and media rooms for such corporate clients as Hoffman La Roche, Cemex, and Sony. Studio projects include NYC’s Jungle City Studios for award winning engineer, Ann Mincieli, Green Day (CA), Jay-Z (NY), film composers Carter Burwell (NY), A.R. Rahman (India), Aerosmith (Boston), Bruce Springsteen (NJ), Alicia Keys (NY), and Paul Epworth’s The Church Studios (London).WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, Sergio Molho, Silvia Molho, Renato Cipriano, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG has collaborated with such noted architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Phillipe Stark. WSDG is a ten-time winner of the NAMM TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design. The firm maintains offices in New York, Miami, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Basel (Switzerland) with representatives in Barcelona (Spain), Moscow, Guangzhou (China), Florence (Italy), Mexico City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.