The third edition of Sound Systems: Design and Optimization is here!

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. The third edition reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques. In this greatly expanded new edition, you’ll find clearer explanations, a more streamlined organization, increased […]

Sound Design Live eBook

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 the work is still all about connections. Not through CobraNet®, Dante or […]

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 language editions. Work is currently underway to translate the 2nd edition into Chinese. I want to […]

New York Trainings – Updated with Pics

I am in NYC this week for two rounds of classes: SIM3 training in Brooklyn and the Broadway Sound Master class on the NYU campus in the East Village. The SIM class is at City Tech in Brooklyn – which is where John Huntington teaches. We have several of his students joining the class which […]

Off to Mexico for AES and SIM3 Training – Updated

I have been busy putting together new material for SIM 3 training, and AES seminar and the upcoming Broadway Sound Master Class. You have seen some of the work in progress below, but I have had to push to get things ready for showtime.  Sorry for the delay in getting more things posted and for […]

Uncoupled Array Design: Beginnings and Endings (Updated)

** Update:  A downloadable version of the calculator to do this work is available (courtesy of Daniel Lundberg). Go to the bottom of this post for preview and instructions.  ______________________________________ When a coupled array is assembled, its operating range is limited primarily by its power capability. Even very large arrays will congeal fairly quickly and once […]

Phase alignment of spectral crossovers

This is a continuation of the impulse response subwoofer thread. Here are some screens from Sounds Systems: Optimaztion and Design that deal with phase alignment of crossovers. The figure above shows the phase responses brought together between sub and main.  The crossover is not steep and therefore the phase response overlap over a wide range. […]

Line Array Gain Taper (Breaking the Line II)

After Bob Gardam’s comment on Breaking the Line I decided to give a quick go of the hypothetical scenario I had proposed in my reply: 12 boxes,  6 @ 2 degrees @ 0 dB, 3 @ 4 degrees @ -2 dB, 3 @ 8 degrees @ -4 dB. I made screen dumps of 3 scenarios: 1) 0,-2, […]

A great honor – and great company

I am humbled and pleased to announce that I have been included in a list of “50Powerful People” in the field of entertainment technology by LiveDesign Magazine. It is a HUGE honor for me to be included in this list with the likes of Abe Jacob, Jonathan Deans, Mark Holden, John Meyer, Scott Lehrer, Tom Clark, […]

Phase Alignment of Subs – Why I don’t use the impulse response

OK. The saga continues down below………………………. What is the best way to phase align our subwoofers to the mains? There is a hint in the way the question was phrased. I didn’t say time align (and it is not because I am afraid of copyright police). I say phase align because that is precisely what […]