I have developed, what seems to be, a lesser known method to find target coverage angle and quickly estimate average splay for a line array in the field in relatively few steps. I discovered it by necessity while creating Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound 3 years ago. Recently a student challenged me on a couple of points and it motivated me to take a closer look to see if I could make it more efficient. Here's how I have seen other people do it. Bottom speaker down angle - Top speaker … [Read more...]
Bob McCarthy: Where do I place my delay towers?
Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play or Stitcher. Support Sound Design Live on Patreon. In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with the director of system optimization at Meyer Sound and the author of Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, Bob McCarthy, about how to decide where to place your delay towers and how many boxes they should have. Notes Movie: WW1 doc They Shall Not Grow Old Roskilde FestivalSub arrays: End-fire, Gradient inverted … [Read more...]
This Is Why You Are Over EQing
Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play or Stitcher. Support Sound Design Live on Patreon. In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with sound consultant and educator Merlijn van Veen while attending his Calibration and Design Techniques for Modern Sound Systems workshop at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. We talk about the way that audio analyzers used in sound system tuning can easily be abused for micromanagement and over EQing, my learnings from the workshop, and your … [Read more...]
Honestly, Live Audio Is Not Based On Science
Did you hear my interview with Dave Swallow? You should. In our conversation it was obvious that he has a ton of valuable information to share, but that information is kind of hidden in his book. Let's dig around in the dirt and pull out the gems. Your job as an engineer is to get the best out of what you are given, even when you are given the worst. Bored. Swallow spends a lot of time covering information that you can find in the user manuals for mixing consoles and outboard gear. It … [Read more...]