Well firstly, you're not going to see a list of calculations and formulae here from me! If you'd like to move a step closer to being able to successfully work out what it takes to put together a great sound system then may i suggest you go and thoroughly enjoy a few days at d&b audiotechnik in the picturesque village of Nailsworth, UK.
This great sounding and popular brand of concert and installation loudspeakers and amplifiers are designed in Germany. The UK office that supports the distribution also offers incredible support for up and coming and experienced sound engineers. Free lessons are available that cover the basics of sound behaviour and electroacoustic, through to in-depth lessons on their software based solutions for creating and monitoring a sound system for a concert. I loved it!
Lessons for various subjects are often held over two day courses throughout the year. I needed to brush up on the basics, which i did back in January and then return for the 'full monty' in June to become familiar with designing and putting an 'array' of loudspeakers up in the air.
This blog serves as a taster of what you can expect to see if you can make it to see these fine and very knowledgeable people.