Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The Lounge A place to talk about almost anything but politics and religion.

What do you guys suggest for me to do?
What do you guys suggest for me to do?
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th April 2011, 08:01 PM   #1
tunks14 is offline tunks14  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Missouri
Default What do you guys suggest for me to do?

Im currently going to college for an undergrad in broadcasting. In the future I want to build/set up audio equipment(acoustical engineering? im somewhat of a noob lol). I feel like I need a background in physics but my school just dropped the physics program this year. does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do? Im open for any advice!

  Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2011, 09:12 PM   #2
chris661 is offline chris661  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
chris661's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sheffield
Get experience setting up audio equipment.

I did the sound for some plays at my secondary school. Got to mess with QSC amplifiers, amongst other things. Got quite a nice sound out of it, was plenty loud on the gun shots and things.

If you can cite things like that in a job application for similar, you'll have a much better chance of getting an interview.

The curriculum over here (at A-level, 16-18 years old) doesn't cover much in the way of acoustics, so I'd suggest simply loitering on here, trying to pick stuff up. Ask questions, find out what you feel you should know. It wouldn't hurt to put on an application that you spent some time as a member on diyAudio, soaking up knowledge.

There is a difference between theory and practice, but the people here are usually experienced, so you'll find what they say to be more relevant to you than something in a physics textbook, which is unlikely to go into anywhere near as much depth.

My work: www.grimshawaudio.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2011, 10:26 PM   #3
sofaspud is offline sofaspud  United States
diyAudio Member
sofaspud's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: San Antonio
Along with chris661's suggestions, I'll only add that you could go through your school's catalog for courses which might get you experience and training. Maybe it's sound reinforcement in the theater arts department. Maybe it's audio engineering in biology/zoology, listening to the sounds of nature. Maybe there's a part time job opportunity maintaining the school's audio equipment.
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from enquiry. - Thomas Paine
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2011, 12:30 AM   #4
wakibaki is offline wakibaki  United Kingdom
Join Date: Jan 2008
You really would be better off with a background in physics. If there's any way you can get on such a course to supplement what you're being taught you should take advantage of it. A live course with a teacher is best.

Failing that you could look for a correspondence course or an online course such as this one here:-The Physics Classroom Topics

  Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2011, 12:31 PM   #5
DF96 is offline DF96  England
diyAudio Member
Join Date: May 2007
Yes, if you want to really understand audio then physics (and maths) are essential, because electronics is essentially applied physics. Other stuff too, such as psychoacoustics. The alternative is following fashion and rules of thumb, stuffing numbers into formulas, although many people seem to manage a perfectly satisfactory career at that level.

Teaching yourself physics is hard, but if you have the aptitude and determination you can succeed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2011, 12:37 PM   #6
SY is offline SY  United States
On Hiatus
SY's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
What do you guys suggest for me to do?
Change schools.

I'm not joking.
"You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th May 2011, 07:11 PM   #7
kipman725 is offline kipman725  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
kipman725's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London/N.lincs
Send a message via MSN to kipman725
Originally Posted by SY View Post
Change schools.

I'm not joking.
ditto broadcasting isn't a 'real' degree. Do physics or Electronic and Electrical Eng.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 04:15 PM   #8
cbdb is offline cbdb  Canada
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver
I feel like I need a background in physics but my school just dropped the physics program this year.
And a school that drops physics isnt much of a school.

Building and setting up are very different. You dont need physics to set up A/V gear, but you need it to design gear. Volunteer at gigs, offer to grunt for the sound man. Theres many who love to share there knowledge try to find someone like that.
  Reply With Quote


What do you guys suggest for me to do?Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can some one suggest me an amp please Boscoe Chip Amps 4 14th March 2010 06:16 PM
Which Opamp Do U suggest ?? arupg Digital Source 12 13th August 2007 03:45 PM
How do you guys suggest I find out how much gain my phono pre offers? Welborne labs 240z4u Analog Line Level 5 16th February 2006 12:24 AM
Hi Guys! I'm one of the Portuguese Guys who love diy sapito Introductions 3 2nd September 2002 02:19 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:15 PM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2017 diyAudio