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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 ...
Time to get unplugged (in)?

Time to get unplugged (in)?

This may come off as a rant by someone brought up on analog equipment. If that’s the case, I apologize in advance! Over the past five years (or so), I’ve seen a worrying trend with plug-ins. Here’s an example. Last summer I was FOH tech for a medium-sized festival in Chicago. We had an Avid ...