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Dr Peter Mapp to present Myths, Maths and Morphs at ISCVEx 2024

We are delighted to announce the first of three presentations scheduled to take place at ISCVEx 2024 on 20 March 2024. For the Warren Barnett Lecture taking place at 11:30 am Dr Peter Mapp will be presenting Myths, Maths & Morphs – The science and fallacies of speech communication and PA systems design.

11.30am Warren-Barnett Lecture

Dr Peter Mapp
Myths, Maths & Morphs
The Science and fallacies of speech communication and PA systems design

In order to design Speech Reinforcement, VA and Assistive Listening systems, it is necessary to have an understanding of the nature and characteristics of speech and the speech signal. Dr Peter Mapp, in his unique style, takes a sideways look at speech and the associated implications for systems design. Along the way he will question what we really mean by ‘signal to noise ratio’, the differences between speech quality and speech intelligibility, whether reflections are a good or a bad thing, whether noise and reverberation really are the same – only different?

The 100 Volt line fallacy, what do ‘real time’ analysers really measure and the implications of using statistical and steady state measures and calculations will also come under scrutiny. If you have ever wondered what colour dBs are or which is louder 60 dBA or 60 dBC? Then this is a talk you will not want to miss.


For visitors to ISCVEx 2024, Coombe Abbey Hotel, offers a discounted rate of £125 B&B, held until 31st Jan 2024. If you plan on joining us, remember to book your stay ASAP by calling the hotel directly +44 24 7645 0450 and tell them you are with the ISCVE event.

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