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?
Category: Live sound
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just about every time I get into a discussion (or attend a panel session/workshop) on subwoofer systems, the issue of array efficiency comes up. This is fair enough. When we’re dealing with direct-radiator loudspeakers, we’re only looking at 2-3% (or so) efficiency (if you’re lucky) in the conversion from electrical to acoustical energy. When you’re […]