Interview On Sound Design Live

Array Part 1 2x40 08-4kHz

Last week Nathan Lively published a great interview with me on his podcast, Sound Design Live. Enjoy! In this episode of Sound Design Live I speak with Bob McCarthy, author of Sound System Design & Optimization and Director of System … [Continue reading]

Sound Design Live eBook

Sound Design Live eBook Cover

I recently wrote the forward for an eBook that Nathan Lively has published called Sound Design Live: Build Your Career As A Sound Engineer. It's a great read and I'll include the forward below. * * * Audio engineering technology has changed, but … [Continue reading]

SVC online – Array or not to array: Part 1 – Additional data

Array Part 1 4x20 02-63Hz

At long last I have found some time to post here again. Well actually I don't have the time but I did it anyway. The thing is - I left a trap in an article I wrote that would force me to make time here - and it worked!   This will be brief - or I 'll … [Continue reading]

Earthquake video of our sound system at Tokyo Disney Sea

Here is a video from Tokyo Disney Sea taken during the quake. It was sent to me by Matt Ferguson. This sound system was designed by Roger Gans, Mike Shannon, myself and also Bill Platt. Also involved on the audio side were Richard Bugg, Francois … [Continue reading]

Poll results are in for the cable test

So it looks like 78 people took the survey. Here are the preliminary results on John Huntington's site.  I have long ago given up any fantasies that I am a Golden Ear. My response to listening to these tracks was that I could not hear any difference. … [Continue reading]

The Emperor’s New Stereo

I was contacted a few months back by Jose Luis Diaz about an article I wrote for Mix magazine -in 1998. He asked did I have a copy of the original in pdf form.  No. I am not the best archivist. :-( Well it turns out he had a Spanish translation of … [Continue reading]

Take the cable test: Can you hear the difference?

John Huntington put together a recording that allows you to see if you can hear the difference between star-quad and regular cable. Try it yourself. I did. And then fill out the survey. I did. It takes only a short time. The more statistics John has … [Continue reading]

Fall Teaching Tour: Vilnius

This is the 3rd year in a row that I have done a set of SIM Seminar in the fall in Europe. In the previous years we did Montebaur Germany (2x) and London (2x) and Madrid (1x). This year we mixed it up with two new cities: Vinius and Berlin and a 3rd … [Continue reading]

Morristown Community Theater SIM3 Tuning

This has been a busy week for tunings. in an 8 day period I am scheduled to do two jobs: Morristown Community Theater and Carnegie Hall. The Morristown job is done and I am half way through Carnegie at this moment. The Morristown system was a really … [Continue reading]

Sound System: Design & Optimization hits 10,000

I am grateful to announce that Sound Systems: Design & Optimization has reached the milestone of 10,000 copies sold. Around half of these are the English language editions and the remaining half split equally between the Spanish and Chinese … [Continue reading]