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PODCAST: Do cardioid subwoofer arrays work underneath a stage?

PODCAST: Do cardioid subwoofer arrays work underneath a stage?

I recently sat down (virtually) with Nathan Lively from Sound Design Live to talk subwoofers, live event sound levels, audio signal decorrelation and Hunter S. Thompson. Follow the link below to listen to the podcast! Source: Do cardioid subwoofer arrays work underneath a stage? ...
New AES Technical Document published on outdoor event sound management

New AES Technical Document published on outdoor event sound management

AES Technical Document AESTD1007.1.20-05 Understanding and Managing Sound Exposure and Noise Pollution at Outdoor Events (http://www.aes.org/technical/documents/AESTD1007_1_20_05.pdf) was recently published. 2+ years of very hard work went into this report. With a little luck, it’ll guide research and professional practice relating to live sound for many years to come. This report is intended to present the ...
DEMO: Diffuse Signal Processing (DiSP)

DEMO: Diffuse Signal Processing (DiSP)

Some of you out there may have tuned into a recent webinar I gave for Fedele De Marco, who runs Il Lato Oscuro della Fase: Designing, Verifying, Tuning, Adapting, which focuses on acoustical education for audio engineers. In the webinar, I discussed the challenges live sound engineers face in delivering a consistent, high-quality listening experience ...
AES members – check out Inside Track this month!

AES members – check out Inside Track this month!

The AES have rolled out a new monthly feature for AES members called AES Inside Track. Each month a different audio-related topic is explored with a curated list of AES and non-AES resources to get you up to speed on a subject. For August 2018, I’ve put together a list of resources related to sound ...
Cardioid subwoofers are claustrophobic

Cardioid subwoofers are claustrophobic

Last week I was busy grading a batch of reports from my second year acoustics module where they were tasked with redesigning a run-down music venue in terms of internal acoustics and noise pollution. In addition, they had to specify a suitable sound system for the space. There was a common approach used for the ...