Category: Live sound

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 ( 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)

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 […]

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 […]