- Dave Rat: I don’t care what the measurement says. Make the system sound like my headphones. Dave created a 400ft headphone extension to be able to stand in the most distant coverage area and compare his headphones with the array.
- Dave Rat: The worst thing we ever did for correlated signals is also the best thing we ever did: subs on an aux. The mix is clean, but you set the stage for uncoupled subs to create power alley.
- Loreen Bohannon: Women are faster at localizing sound, but men are more accurate.
- Darryn de la Soul: Optimism is not just positive thinking.
- Stephen Pavlik: You can be arrested for illegal FM transmission. It is possible to buy an illegal FM transmitter because the manufacturer will get it licensed and then crank up the gain afterward.
- Drew Brashler: A notebook and pen look more professional than a phone.
- Bob McCarthy: Coverage to beer.
- Bob McCarthy: Keep the stage clean with an upward staggered down-tilted end-fire gradient array.
- Scott Sugden: Brain is triggered more quickly by a change in tonality than a change in amplitude
- Nathan Short: When the sound is right and there’s no distortion, people stay for 2 more drinks and after two years you’ve paid for that sound system.
- Merlijn van Veen: Coherence is a lump indicator. We need to rule out all possible causes.
- Bodo Felusch: If the sound quality gets below a certain level, the customer thinks there’s a video problem. Or they don’t know what the problem is, but they feel annoyed.
- Mauricio Ramirez: 2-element gradient subwoofer arrays can be deployed asymmetrically for a variety of coverage options.
- Pooch: The four fundamentals are mic choice, mic placement, LPF/HPF, and proper gain structure.
- Jon Burton: When did we start needing to see EQ curves to know that it sounds good?
- Jeremiah Karni: Audio is a series of compromises.
- Jeremiah Karni: Y-weighting = 2-8kHz range is the most affected by changes in splay and the vocal presence.
- Robert Scovill: Get your console channels back in synch with dual-channel FFT, delaying every channel to the latest channel.
- Nuno Coelho & Håkon Holmås: Two line array design strategies: 1) Make the LF pattern match the HF patter. 2) Make the HF pattern match the LF pattern.
- Beth O’Leary: I am the idiot testing your idiot-proofing. If something can be misunderstood on your stage plot, I will misunderstand it.
- Aleš Štefančič: You cannot leave while anyone is using the system. Safety is key.
- Adam Hill: Earplugs won’t protect you from LF exposure because it goes through your body up into your inner ear.
There are many presentations that I haven’t even seen, yet!
What was one of your takeaways from the summit? Comment below.
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