Welcome members of Audio Issues!
Insider Secrets to Quickly and Effectively Maximize Sound System Tuning In Any Room
with Nathan Lively
⇒ Improve your confidence and consistency
⇒ Get more freelance work
⇒ Have more fun!
Already after the very first lesson, I can tell you that the course is worth every penny. I love all the input from other members, both in the forum and on the live lessons. –Martin D., AV tech, Bulgaria
Struggling to create a consistent mix? Guess what…
You’re not alone!
A fast and comprehensive method to make a room, convention center, theatre, or arena sound good, despite time restrictions.
Understand system tuning intuitively so you can run on auto-pilot.
Who is this course for?
Audio engineers, sound designers, and AV technicians who care about having great shows and want more confidence and consistency in their work.
To be recognized in this industry the one thing to do is to have consistency from night to night and show to show. -Buford Jones
I’m a pretty big deal.
I know this page looks very business-y, but I promise that I’m neither a Nigerian prince nor a robot; I’m a regular guy. I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like you.
It’s just that after I put my pants on, I have:
- 13 years of experience in pro audio in 7 major cities across 3 countries
- Interviewed 35 sound engineers (including Ken “Pooch” Van Druten with LinkIn Park, Bob McCarthy from Meyer Sound, and Dave Swallow with La Roux) for my podcast, Sound Design Live
- 150,000+ plays on SoundCloud
- 100+ articles in Pro Sound News Europe, LinkedIn, and Sound Design Live
Basically, I’ve spent my entire career as a guinea pig for this program. I bring years of experience to the training environment to create specific advice and guidance for the next steps in your career. Also, I make a mean cup of hot chocolate.
✓ Fast paced lessons
✓ Design examples, recordings, and transcripts
✓ Templates, worksheets, FAQ
✓ Unlimited* support over Slack
✓ Tips, tricks, hacks, and more…
*If you message me a hundred times a day like a crazy person, I will kick you out.
→ Generic or DIY speakers
→ Where is the crossover?
→ How do I maximize what I have?
→ Basic subwoofer arrays
→ Aim for best gain before feedback
→ What are XOVER points?
→ Critical distance – vertical/horizontal
→ Combining speakers without comb filtering
→ Align mains to subs
→ Subs on an aux?
→ Time alignment for monitors?
→ Under-balcony, front fills
EQ and listening:
→ Tuning vs. toning
→ How to stop using a graphic EQ
→ How many filters are too many?
Why did I create Seeing Sound?
I believe that sound system tuning should be the first thing people learn when they start studying audio, not something that gets misunderstood down the road.
There are lots of audio forums out there where people argue for days about the best microphone for this or that, but few talk seriously about the physics of audio and how to build a system you can rely on.
My vision is that Seeing Sound will be a place for people like you and me to come and learn about sound engineering and system tuning, share ideas about what is and isn’t working for us, and give each other feedback when we need it.
What are people saying?
I have improved my approach to and quality of service tenfold! –Simon Fernie, FOH for theRGPshow, France
I have achieved really good results, to the point where, due to this course, my current show is probably the best sounding show I have done. –Matthew (Wills) W., Sound Designer at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, UK
Did the show last night with the set up you suggested, and with much headroom left we received nothing but praise for the phenomenal sound as well as the clarity. –John A., live sound
Having a community of pros to talk with is invaluable! I’ve never before been able to text a teacher about direct action of course concepts. This class has paid for itself already. –Michael M., live sound, California
I’ve considered other courses, but this is the first one that I’ve felt deserved the time and money. -Andrew S., audibility expert for conference sound, UK
I looked at classes at Meyer Sound, Rational Acoustics, and SynAudCon, but none of them fit the bill in terms of schedule. –Andy L., corporate events, California
Pedro blasted into the course with a lot of questions. “What’s all of this phasey sound in the audience? Why don’t we hear it at FOH?”
They were having a lot of annoying comb filtering at the theatre where he works in Sweden and he was trying to figure out how to improve speech intelligibility for their plays and overall sound quality for their modern dance events.
Over the course of the first two lessons Pedro was introduced to new techniques in speaker aim that influence linearity. He shared some D&B ArrayCalc predictions with our private group and from the feedback, decided to adjust the L/R array aim for less overlap and install a new center fill speaker.
I asked him what his advice would be to future students and he said, “Try to use what you learn as soon as possible.”
When does it start?
The course is six weeks long and starts on May 2.
Why should I invest in this course?
A sound system technician can make $500+/day, immediately returning your investment. Less tangible, but important, will be your improved consistency, which will make your clients happy and keep you booked solid.
System techs are really well paid and never out of work. –Darryn de la Soul
How much is Seeing Sound?
$497 private training
$197 group training
Is There A Guarantee?
You bet there is… and damn good one!
I created Seeing Sound because I want to help you improve your confidence and consistency as a sound engineer, make more money, and have more fun! The course is setup to produce results immediately, within the first two weeks. And that’s why I’m going to let you try it risk-free for 15 days. By then you will know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, whether the training is right for you. If it is and you are delighted, simply continue gaining all of the benefits of the course… but if not, and you find that you are unsatisfied for any reason, just send me a message before the start of the 16th day, and I’ll process a fast, friendly, no questions asked refund of your purchase price.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
Can I download the videos?
Absolutely. All audio, video, and cheat sheets are completely downloadable.
Who do I contact if I have a question?
The bottom line
I care deeply about your growth as an audio engineer and your satisfaction with your work.
This is the only program of its kind and I work every day to drive the strongest results possible.
I urge you to make a commitment today to go after what you want.