MMT works closely with the architectural design team to provide the best room acoustics results and the mechanical engineers’ team to control the installation’s noise levels.
Theater Acoustics Design
Room acoustics design provided by MMT for its clients is based on geometrical acoustics (reflections, diffusion), statistical acoustics (volume, absorption), and noise control measures (insulation, air-conditioning noise). MMT's collaboration in over one hundred design projects involving room acoustics, from small drama theaters to large music halls, provides MMT with ample experience in room acoustics.
Room Acoustics Criteria
The sound quality in halls and rooms is controlled by room acoustics design using criteria based on several internationally accepted standards. MMT's recommendations to its clients for medium-sized rooms up to 3,000m3 are based on DIN 18041 Acoustic Quality of small to medium-sized Rooms. For larger rooms, internationally accepted Reverberation Time and Sound Energy-based Criteria are used, tested with three-dimensional digital models of the rooms.
Room Acoustics Design Tools
Successful room acoustics design is the result of the cooperation between the architect and the acoustics consultant. 3D simulation software is used to predict the parameters' values for large volume halls for complex and demanding design cases. For most medium-sized rooms, MMT uses the DIN 18041 "Acoustic Quality of small to medium-sized Rooms" recommendations and a Knowledge Base Design Tool, TOSAN (third-octave statistical analysis), developed at the University of Thessaloniki.