CV:

He gained his MSc in Electric Engineering at the Technical University of Budapest in 1996. As he was interested both in music and signal processing, his thesis was about open architecture musical sound synthesis.

Right after graduating, he started his PhD studies at the new Acoustic Laboratory of the Faculty of Telecommunication and researched inverse methods in room acoustics modelling. During his post-graduate studies he was a research fellow and lecturer at the faculty.

While supporting various smaller projects by doing calculations with his own programs, he got more involved in audio systems engineering and more and more in architectural and room acoustics design.

After about 10 years of collaborating with colleagues in different companies as owner and leading consultant, from 2008 up to these days he is practicing as a freelance consultant as the single owner of aQrate Acoustics Ltd. His works are in diverse fields of applied acoustics, from development of bespoke solutions or products to large scale project designs, from entertainment, educational, residential, industrial projects to research facilities. Works mainly in Hungary, but has experience working abroad as well. His main fields of expertise are the design of sound isolation, room acoustics, sound systems design, modelling room acoustics and electroacoustic systems.

In 2020 he joined Animative Ltd. in part time to develop a new acoustic modelling software based on his original research.

He is a member of the Acoustic Section of the Hungarian Engineering Chamber.

Abstract

Room Acoustic Parameters – What is up?

Room acoustic parameters are the tools to control and communicate room acoustic qualities. With over a century passed, starting from Sabine’s work and the definition of reverberation time we have lots of different measures by now. The most well known are defined in standards, yet there is still and active debate (e.g. EAA TC RBA WG6) on which to apply, how to interpret, which has more priority, what is the right form of specification, etc.

This paper focuses on the practicality and the use of usual room acoustic parameters. Practicality here means not just how a parameter is easy to measure or calculate, but also how it can be interpreted and how different measures can be meaningful to clients who are hardly familiar to room acoustic theories or psychoacoustics.

Presented findings of practicality are based on experience, evaluation of measurements, some simple calculations that were mostly collected during the preparation of the Technical Guidelines of Room Acoustic Design written for the Acoustic Section of the Hungarian Engineering Chamber.