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Tuesday, October 12 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sound System Optimization: The Good, Bad and the Ugly (optimization techniques when you have two days, two hours or two minutes)

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How long does it take to fully optimize a sound system? The real answer is all the time you’ve got, but in the real world we need to manage the process into the time allotted. This workshop will focus on how to best allocate the available time to ensure that a successful optimization. Industry veterans Bob McCarthy and Michael Lawrence and others will discuss their approaches to this challenge.

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Bob McCarthy

Meyer Sound
Bob McCarthy’s involvement in the field of sound system optimization began in 1984 with the development of Source Independent Measurement™ (SIM™) with John Meyer at Meyer Sound Laboratories. Since that time he has been an active force in developing the tools and techniques of... Read More →

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Carolina Antón

Carolina Antón is an internationally recognized leader in the field of live sound mixing, systems design and optimization of sound reinforcement. For more than 15 years, Carolina has established a trajectory within her career, collaborating with distinguished artists and productions.Carolina... Read More →
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Michael Lawrence

Application Specialist, Rational Acoustics
Michael is a freelance system engineer and the author of the book Between the Lines: Concepts in Sound System Design and Alignment. He is also a Smaart instructor for Rational Acoustics, where he acts as Product Manager for Smaart's SPL toolset. Michael has been interested in audio... Read More →
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Jessica Paz

Sound Designer
Jessica Paz is a Tony Award-winning Sound Designer for theater, film, and music. Most recently, she collaborated with Nevin Steinberg on the sound design for Anaïs Mitchell’s acclaimed production of Hadestown, which earned the duo a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics... Read More →
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Finlay Watt

Live Sound Engineer
Finlay Watt is a freelance live sound engineer from Scotland and is currently based on the UK's South Coast. With approximately ten years of experience in the industry, Finlay has worked on shows ranging from club gigs to stadium tours and has a wealth of experience in all roles within... Read More →
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Jim Yakabuski

Live Sound Engineer, Yak Sound
Jim Yakabuski has spent more than 35 years as a live sound engineer, working with artists such as Van Halen, Journey, Avril Lavigne, Peter Frampton, and many others. Jim currently serves as Director of Audio Projects for Solotech US. He's also the author of "Professional Sound Reinforcement... Read More →

Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT