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May 3, 2020
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/dave-gunness-passive-cardioid-subwoofers-fulcrum-acoustic/ In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with the vice president of engineering at Fulcrum Acoustics, David Gunness. We discuss the improved gain-before-feedback with coaxial speakers, the cell phone material that helped crack the code on passive cardioid subs, and ground-stacked vs flown subwoofers. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
April 20, 2020
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=46192 Interview with Phillip Peglow about Broadway during COVID-19, if you should go to graduate school, and why you should never use a graphic EQ. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
April 5, 2020
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=46189 In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with the founder of SIA Acoustics and SIA Software and the originator of Smaart, Sam Berkow. We discuss acoustics, sound system design, and audio analyzer pet peeves. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
March 6, 2020
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/communication-trust-artists-sound-engineers-ozark-henry/ In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk musical artist Ozark Henry about his new album Paramount recorded in Aura3d. We discuss the challenges and benefits of live recording, being faithful to the artist's vision in your mix, and the one thing Henry wishes more sound engineers would do on every show. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
February 8, 2020
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=45686 In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with the creator of the Sound Bullet, David Scorteccia. We discuss building a habit of logical troubleshooting, how caring less can get you more gigs, and all of the Sound Bullet features. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
January 19, 2020
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/how-many-measurements-positions-for-proper-eq-scott-sugden/ Interview with Scott Sugden of L-Acoustics about the sound system tuning automation and the specific number of measurement positions you need to represent an audience for proper output EQ choice. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 23, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=45316 In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with the senior technical support and education specialist at Meyer Sound, Merlijn van Veen. We discuss subwoofer alignment, subwoofer spacing, and M-noise. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 2, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=45060 In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with the president of Rat Sound Systems, Dave Rat. We discuss artistic solutions to technical problems, the best mindset for a finding work and a long fulfilling career, and the time Flea shouted in his face for missing an entrance. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
October 17, 2019
Original video: https://youtu.be/0oj_GDbFj44 Essential Live Sound Training: https://tinyurl.com/y5notvab Guerrilla Mixing: https://gainmedialab.com/guerilla-mixing-course My review of Essential Live Sound Training: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/scott-adamson-essential-live-sound-training-review/ Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
September 27, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=44890 Interview with Erik Rogers about touring with Godsmack, SPL limits, console setup, and event safety. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
September 12, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=44855 In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with musician and cofounder of Upscale Technology, Francis Masse. We discuss how his app, Uptune, helps musicians mix themselves from the stage. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
August 29, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=44722 In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Chris Leonard who is Director of Audio at IMS Technology Services. We discuss his sound system design and mix for the largest public event ever in Philadelphia covering 1 mile for the Eagles Super Bowl Parade, dealing with wide dynamic energy coming through a podium mic, and how to build relationships and get more work with Project Managers. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
August 16, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=44527 In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Michael Lawrence who is Document Jockey at Rational Acoustics, Technical Editor at Live Sound International, and a freelance audio engineer. We discuss lots of tips for fighting microphone feedback without a graphic EQ (and without Smaart!) while mixing stage monitors from FOH in a reverberant room. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
July 19, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=44135 In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with principle teacher at Synergetic Audio Concepts and a co-author of Sound System Engineering, Pat Brown. We discuss the motivation of mistakes, finding clients through retail work, investing in high quality tools, practicing at home, and the biggest mistakes in sound system design and optimization. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
June 22, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/?p=44244 Interview with RF technician Stephen Pavlik about troubleshooting tips for wireless microphone and in-ear-monitor interference as well as RF best practices to avoid dropouts. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
May 25, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/audio-over-it-how-it-works-you-will-fail-bodo-felusch/ In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with sound engineer, producer, and trainer on network technology and Lake processing, Bodo Felusch. We discuss practicing using your audio analyzer at home without a PA, identifying a comb filter, and the importance of understanding the network your audio is traveling over. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
May 17, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/broadway-rock-n-roll-system-tech-alex-ritter/ In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with touring system technician and Master Sound Engineer at the Guthrie Theatre, Alex Ritter. We discuss his work as the system technician on the recent tour with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker as well as the production process at The Guthrie Theater. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
April 4, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/secret-weapon-profile-sound-like-no-other-you've-heard-before-sean-quackenbush/ In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with touring FOH mixer and system tech Sean Quackenbush about how he got the job on the Brandi Carlile tour, his input and output setup, system tuning process, and secret weapon to make the Avid Venue Profile sound like no other profile you've heard before. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
March 15, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/best-sounding-target-eq-curve-smaart-chase-benedict/ In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with touring FOH mixer and system tech Chase Benedict about the challenges of touring, the benefits of starting out at a sound company, the dangers of relying on a single target EQ curve, and that time a lighting fixture fell on his head from 10ft in the air and he had to mix the show with electrical tape holding his face together. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
March 1, 2019
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/engineer-production-manager-knew-i-wanted-tour-Michelle-Sabolchick-Pettinato In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with FOH mixer for artists such as Spin Doctors, Indigo Girls, Styx, Melissa Etheridge, Gwen Stefani, Kesha, Jewel, Mr. Big, Goo Goo Dolls, Christina Aguilera, and Adam Lambert, Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato, about how she went from mixing local bands to international tours. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
December 29, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/robert-scovill-john-cougar-mellancamp-prince/ In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Robert Scovill about the importance of good training, subjectivity vs objectivity, the dangers of becoming tribal around a brand, and how to earn the respect of John Cougar Mellancamp and Prince. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
December 14, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/how-to-find-work-and-become-a-freelance-sound-engineer-niclas-jeppsson/ Interview with Niclas Jeppsson about how to find work and become a freelance sound engineer. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 30, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aPW Interview with Andrew Stone from MxU about the moment on tour that changed his whole identity and why he started mixing for himeself instead of everyone else. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 16, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/stop-smaarting-the-sound-system/ Smaarting the sound system has turned into a bad word. It refers to a quick and easy sound system tuning procedure that can ruin your show. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 9, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aNW In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Jamie Anderson from Rational Acoustics about how he is able to work faster with Smaart using strategic check points in his sound system tuning process to avoid time consuming errors. Anderson also explains why Smaart is not a silver bullet, the history and future of auto EQ, and why Germans don't laugh at his jokes. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
September 22, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aJf Interview with Nicholas Radina about reducing stage volume, troubleshooting wireless mics and IEM, recovering from burnout, and how to avoid overwhelm on the job. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
September 9, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aHj Aleš shares his best tips for getting great results under the worst circumstances in these highlights from Guerrilla Audio. See the entire Live Sound Summit here: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/audio-engineer-training-programs/
August 15, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aF5 In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with touring FOH sound engineer, author, and fashion entrepreneur, Dave Swallow, during his stop in Minneapolis on tour with Erasure. We discuss using timecode to trigger scenes on a Venue Profile console, starting a clothing line, why touring sound engineers are working more, but getting paid less, and what to do about it. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
July 27, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aDX Interview with Chris Leonard on monitors for Tears for Fears, setting up the sound system for the presidential inauguration, and Dante troubleshooting tips. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
July 13, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aBH In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer and CEO at Dan Dugan Sound Design, Dan Dugan. We discuss the origin of the automatic microphone mixer, implementation and best practices, and his favorite locations for soundscape recording. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
June 18, 2018
Video: https://youtu.be/NWJIEgaYEQ8 Course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/
June 17, 2018
Video: https://youtu.be/d1pLwsy-584 Course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/
June 16, 2018
Video: https://youtu.be/2W9u_wXQFrk Course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/
June 15, 2018
Video: https://youtu.be/vIz0506PlWI Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound - https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/
June 14, 2018
See the video: https://youtu.be/zgUR0_mK_qY Learn more about the course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/
June 13, 2018
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/MgoOeLyGvyw Learn more about the course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/
June 2, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-atI Interview with Bobby Owsinki about the state of concert sound quality and the three most important qualities for building a lifelong career in pro audio. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
May 18, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-asb Interview with acoustical designer Tim Perry about simple and effective ways to improve the acoustics of small recording studios and concert halls. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
May 3, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-ap1 Interview with FOH mixer Scott Adamson about his approach to EQ, the difference between big sound and loud sound, and the most important mindset that helped his career. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
April 19, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-alO Interview with Chris Tsanjoures, Product Manager and Smaart Instructor at Rational Acoustics, about sound system tuning time saving techniques, microphone placement for main+sub alignment, and the biggest mistake new Smart users are making. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
March 23, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://sounddesignlive.com/everything-feared-digico-consoles-wrong-ales-stefancic Interview Aleš Štefančič, the Technical Director and Monitor mixer for Siddharta and system consultant for MK Light Sound in Slovenia. We get deep into why Digico consoles have always scared me and why I was wrong all along. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
March 16, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://sounddesignlive.com/5-pro-drummers-explain-how-to-make-a-drum-kit-quieter-on-stage In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with five professional drummers: Go-Go Ray, Jason Willer, Jonathan Ulman, Russ Gold, and Zil. We talk about how live sound engineers and drummers can work together to control the sound level of shows in small rooms and a lot of psychological and technical hacks to make a drum kit quieter on stage. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
March 2, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://sounddesignlive.com/find-perfect-show-volume-without-spl-meter-chris-huff-behind-the-mixer/ In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with Chris Huff from Behind The Mixer and the author of Audio Essentials for Church Sound. We discuss how to find the perfect volume, why your wireless microphones might stop working tomorrow, and what to do when disaster strikes. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
February 26, 2018
Sign up: https://nathanlively.appointlet.com/s/16427 During this powerful one-on-one session, we’ll work together to: 1. Identify the key relationships that you need to get the best gigs. 2. Uncover the communication breakdown that is sabotaging your success. 3. Create a next-step action plan.
February 16, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-adX In this episode of Sound Design Live, I'm joined by the world leader in marketing education for freelancers and consultants, Kai Davis. We discuss the biggest mistakes new freelancers make, how to start your first outreach campaign, a simple process to conduct market research, and the Outreach Blueprint. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
February 10, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-adz In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I talk with film maker and host of Roadie Free Radio, Larry Milburn. We discuss how to be a self starter in the audio industry and the many career paths of a sound engineer. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
February 1, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-abo In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with monitor mixer, educator, writer, and musician Nick Radina from Cincinnati, OH. We discuss his best tips for easy in-ear monitor setup and get deep into wireless frequency coordination and strategies for mixing wireless IEMs(in-ear monitors). Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
January 18, 2018
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-a9v In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with freelance recording engineer and a sound system tuning expert for automotive audio and electrical consumer products, Shelley Uprichard. She walks me through sound system tuning for car (using mostly free tools and listening!) and how she got started in the automotive industry. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 6, 2017
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-a05 Interview with Merlijn van Veen on how audio analyzers used in sound system tuning can easily be abused for micromanagement and over EQing and your questions on line array vs point source. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
October 24, 2017
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-9Zw Questions from live sound engineers on the topic of verification and placement of speakers in sound system tuning. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
September 22, 2017
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-9VC In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Behringer X32 expert Drew Brashler. We answer loads of questions about the X32 and discuss his work with Christ's Church of the Valley. I asked: - What are the biggest mistakes you see people making who are new to working with the X32? - What are the main differences between X32 and M32? - How do you set up the X32 for rock-solid wireless control? - How do you use the X32 as a speaker processor? - How do you a complete console backup to USB drive? Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
September 14, 2017
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-9Ty I talk to Ableton Live producer Steve Knots about getting great bass with your Ableton Live mixes. We also discuss: - Going to school in NYC - How to get your clients and colleagues to care about sound system tuning - The most important things he learned at music school - The benefits of education - The nuts and bolts of living and working in Prague as a US expat - Steve's number one tip for travelers - Why getting out of NYC was the best decision Steve made for his career - The biggest mistakes new Ableton producers make with their bass tracks - How to find the best teachers Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
June 17, 2017
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9Ko How to design our live sound system for maximum results. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
June 16, 2017
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9Kg How to prepare for sound system tuning so that we can be more efficient and save time. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
June 14, 2017
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9Kc I just completed the fourth presentation of a live webinar training on sound system tuning. The webinars went well, but there just wasn't enough time to answer all of the question that the 535 attendees sent in. But I don't want to leave those people out in the cold so I have gathered all of the questions and I am going to answer all of here on the podcast. I have organized them into sections, so today we are going to talk about the Why of sound system tuning. Because whether your event is a small corporate event or a large-scale theatrical production, why tune a system at all? Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
June 6, 2017
Complete Show Notes: https://www.merlijnvanveen.nl/en/study-hall/130-audio-calculators-for-sound-system-tuning Interview with Bob McCarthy, Mauricio Ramirez, Merlijn Van Veen and Daniel Lundberg about the best audio calculators for sound system design and optimization in the categories of desert island, design work, field work, and education. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
May 22, 2017
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9Cg Interview with Mauricio Ramirez, senior seminar instructor at Meyer Sound, on the biggest mistakes he sees people making in sound system tuning. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
May 14, 2017
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9D3 Enter the giveaway: http://sounddesignlive.com/giveaways/1-year-soundgym-pro-membership-giveaway/ In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I talk to Noam Gingold, composer, teacher, and founder of SoundGym. We discuss how Noam transitioned from composer to teacher to entrepreneur, and how ear training games can make you a better artist and sound engineer. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
April 3, 2017
Welcome to the bonus lesson! Notes - Most people don't finish online courses, but you did. - Comment below and tell me one thing you would change about the course. - Get an accountability partner. http://sounddesignlive.com/accountability-partner/ - Get a coach or mentor. You can read more about my coaching program here: Success in Sound http://sounddesignlive.com/coaching/ Congratulations on completing the course. Feel free to email me with any questions in the future and I hope you'll keep me updated on your progress. All the best, Nathan
April 2, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 14! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - Build your list to 150 contacts. - Schedule time to work on it regularly. - Every 5-6 times that you reach out, ask for a recommendation or referral. Homework 1. Schedule time in the calendar to work on this every day. 2. Add 10 more people to your list. Congratulations on completing lesson 14! -Nathan
April 1, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 13! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - Build your list with leads from colleagues in your new city and research by job title and company. Here's the Chrome extension that I used in the video. https://goo.gl/TFtDPt - Use the same guidelines as in the previous lesson. Homework 1. Reach out to 3 potential clients. 2. How do you ask for referrals? Congratulations on completing lesson 13! -Nathan
March 30, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 11! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - When you're young, making friends is easy, more natural. But when you are an adult, it's harder. - Here's why this is important: every time I have moved I have been focused on finding work and a place to live. Because I feel like if I can get that taken care of, I'll be set. But the thing that always creeps up on me, which I always forget about, is my network, because at home, it's something I always took for granted. So then what happens 3 or 4 months down the road is I end up getting depressed. And this is a killer. It will stop all work. - So here's my new plan for my move to Minneapolis: Instead of focusing on work and housing, I'm going to flip the script and focus on making friends. Crazy, right? Because here's the thing, if I have a supportive network of people that care for me, I can weather any storm. If my business tanks or I can't find an apartment, I might feel bad for a bit, but through the support of my network, I'll dust myself off and get back up again. - So my agenda for building relationships in Minneapolis is not to have an agenda. Now, I am going to try to intentionally meet the right people, but after I meet them, there's no plan, except to be as curious about them as possible and listen to what they have to say. - I'll tell them what I'm about, which is going to be super clear and easy because of all of the work at did at the beginning of this course. Then I'll just let the the relationship develop naturally and see how we can support each other. - So what I'm going to do, to get that started, is contact everyone on my list, tell them that I'm moving, and ask them if they can connect me to one new person in my new city. If they work in pro audio, or the performing arts, or event production, great, but at this point, I'm just looking for friends. Homework 1. Contact the first 10 people on your list. Ask them for a contact in your new city. Maybe explain to them how to search LinkedIn or FB to make it easier on them. Hopefully, these are people that you've been in contact with regularly already, but if they're not, you might need to reconnect first before making that request. 2. What is the best way to build relationships with colleagues and ask for their help? Congratulations on completing lesson 11! -Nathan
March 29, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 10! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - The audio industry is built on personal referral. - To use the spreadsheet: - - Open this link https://goo.gl/6eJzAk - - File > Make a copy - - Bookmark it - - Open Contacts tab - Put anyone on here that is important to us and the growth of our business who requires regular one-on-one communication. - Start with the people that love and care about you. Those who lift you up and energize you. - - 3-4 family - - 3-4 close friends - - coach, mentor - Then we'll move onto the people directly connected with our business: - - Current (ideal) clients - - Past clients - - Colleagues - Then we can start adding the people that we want to build relationships with in our new city: - - Other local sound engineers and related techs (lighting/video, designers) - - Potential future clients and those who are connected to them. We started identifying them in the last lesson. - - This is also your chance to build a direct to client business that will give you more autonomy over your work and pay higher fees. Homework 1. Add 20 contacts to this list using the criteria that we went over. 2. How do you make friends as an adult? Hit reply on this email and tell me some of your thoughts on the subject. Congratulations on completing lesson 10! -Nathan
March 28, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 9! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - So you've made it through the first half of this course. You've verified your positioning statement with me, you have a solid vision of what you want, and now we're ready to talk about how to get it.​ - You need to know where the money comes from so you can clearly direct your efforts. Who is signing the checks and why? Homework 1. Identify the key people who will do the hiring for the kinds of work that you are interested it. 2. Figure out, through 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon, how you're connected to those people. Congratulations on completing lesson 9! -Nathan
March 27, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 8! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - At this point, you should have scheduled a check-in call with me to verify your position statement and make sure you are on track for the rest of the course. If you haven't done that, yet, please go back to lesson 7 and schedule that call before going any further. - At the beginning of this course, we talked about what you want and you told me that you wanted to tour with rock bands and start your own studio and grow your rental business. We all want to get lots of new clients, work on fun projects, and make lots of money. Now I want to know why? Why this? Why now? Because if we can connect with a greater purpose in our life, then we can move from ambition to meaning. And when we are deeply connected to the meaning our work has for us, we become unstoppable. - Lots of things are going to change in this new city. Maybe you were planning on starting a business renting high-end wireless mic kits, but then find out that there's no demand for it. I'm planning on teaching about sound system tuning and business in Minneapolis, but maybe after a while, I'll discover that there is a greater need on another subject. Anything could change, but because I'm deeply connected to the meaning of my work to pursue learning, I stay flexible and committed every day, not matter what. Homework 1. Write out these statements in order and put them near your computer or wherever you will see them daily. Read them every day before you start work. a. Goal from Lesson 2: I am creating... b. Financial and time needs from Lesson 3: I am earning... c. Position Lesson 7: I help... d. Purpose: Above all else... 2. Where does the money come from? Who is going to hire you? For the job or business that you want to create in this new city, who is going to pay you for it, or who makes the decision to hire you? Congratulations on completing lesson 8! -Nathan
March 26, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 7! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - I help [ideal client] [create valuable outcome or solve primary expensive problem]. Unlike other [job title], [unique]. Homework 1. Schedule a check-in call with me to make sure your positioning statement is solid. https://nathanlively.appointlet.com/s/positioning Congratulations on making it half way through the course! -Nathan
March 25, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 6! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - Sometimes it can be easier to describe what you do by talking about how you are different. Homework 1. Come up with 5 things that make you unique and memorable. Research this by looking at colleague's LinkedIn pages, websites, and talking to your clients. 2. Who are you? Do you consider yourself a sound engineer, sound guy, A1, or something different? What do your clients call you when they talk about you with other people? Great job on completing your sixth lesson and I'll see you tomorrow! -Nathan
March 24, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 5! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - The better we understand how we fit into our client's business, the easier it will be for us to explain that to potential clients in the future. - This can seem very abstract for sound engineers. Do you create an amazing show? Provide risk mitigation? Bring in new fans? - The best verification would be to have conversations with our clients about this. - If the question seems too obtuse, just tell me what you like doing the most. Homework 1. What is the valuable outcome or result or solution that comes from your work? BONUS: Talk about this with 5 clients. 2. Tell me something unique about yourself. What makes you special? Great job on completing your fifth lesson and I'll see you tomorrow! -Nathan
March 23, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 4! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - The more clear you are about what you want, the easier your marketing will be and the easier will be for people to help you. - Your ideal clients are current clients who are receiving the most benefit from working with you, or previous clients who loved working with you -- and you with them. Or they could be friends or acquaintances who aren't clients yet but you believe would gain a lot from your services. -George Kao - It's your responsibility to find your ideal client. Homework 1. Brainstorm a list of qualities and characteristics based on people you know already: Who drains the life out of you? Who do you enjoy spending time with in general? Which of your current clients do you look forward to seeing? Pick the top 5 qualities that define your ideal client. 2. Who are you? Do you consider yourself an audio engineer, AV technician, business owner, freelancer, all around badass? Hit reply and let me know. Great job on completing your fourth lesson and I'll see you tomorrow! -Nathan
March 21, 2017
Welcome to Lesson 3! If you missed the previous lessons, please go back to that email or head over to the course page. http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Notes - Clarifying your financial and time needs is important in guiding you towards the opportunities that are the best fit in your new city. - Example: If I need $3500/month, then I need $875/week, then I need to shoot for a day rate of $438, but I can go as low as $175. Homework 1. Estimate how much your life will cost in your new city per month. I know this kind of research could take a long time, but just come up with a reliable number as quickly as possible. You can refine it later. 2. Estimate how many days/month you want to work, minimum and maximum. Use that to calculate a range for your day rate or hourly rate, as you prefer. 3. Who is your ideal client? Who do you enjoy working with? Who are you most skilled at serving? Hit reply and let me know. Great job on completing your third lesson and I'll see you tomorrow! -Nathan
March 20, 2017
Sign up here - http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ Welcome to your first lesson for From the Sound Up ✈️! Watch the lesson and do the homework. Notes - What normally happens is that you naturally build a local network over your lifetime. The audio industry is based on referrals from that network. - When you move, it disappears. - This course has two parts: 1. What do you want? 2. How do you get it? - What I need from you: Take action on every lesson. Give me lots of feedback. Homework 1. I’m going to be sending you a lesson every day for the next two weeks, so right now, open up your calendar and find 15 minutes every day where you will plan to work on it. 2. Email 5 friends. Tell them that you are working on this and ask them to check in on you in 1 week. (This is where is starts to get uncomfortable. Push through!) 3. What do you want? If you could just wave a magic wand and create your ideal in the new city that you're moving to, what would you create? Hit reply right now and be as specific as possible. Great job on completing your first lesson and I'll see you tomorrow! -Nathan
March 19, 2017
Sign up here - http://sounddesignlive.com/from-the-sound-up/ In one month I will be arriving in Minneapolis with my wife and a moving truck. I’ll have nothing but my wits and a Leatherman to build a new career, from the ground up. I’ve moved 7 times before, but starting over is never easy. Being a sound engineer is not a portable career and I’ll have to build my network all over again. One thing does get easier, though, and that’s my strategy. At this point, I’ve made enough wrong turns that I’m pretty familiar with the path to getting set up again quickly with new gigs, clients, and opportunities. If you’re like me and have recently moved or are considering a move that will take you out of your comfort zone and away from your established network, sign up for this free two-week course where you will discover: - How to position yourself for maximum impact - How to grow your network exponentially and attract your ideal clients - How to get your first gig before you even roll into town Why is it free? This is the knowledge that I want to share before I die. If I get hit by a bus tomorrow, I don’t want these lessons to be lost that could save you some time and pain.
February 7, 2017
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9rN In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast, I talk to Dave Swallow, Merlijn van Veen, Bob McCarthy, Darryn de la Soul and Michelle Pettinato about their best tips to find a touring FOH sound engineer job. Who should I build relationships with to get international touring gigs? Should I work for free to get my foot in the door? Who are the best people to cold call to find touring jobs? Should I approach bands who are on tour about working with them? Should I work for free to get experience? Where is the best place to work to get picked up for a tour? How do I get my name out there for a touring FOH sound engineer job? Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
February 3, 2017
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9rs In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast, I want to share with you an interview that I did Nate Schneider at AV Shop Talk. We talk about the technical challenges I faced while touring with the Ringling Brothers Circus, how I got my first jobs in the 7 different cities I’ve lived in, and the advice I would give to the 23-year-old me. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 20, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9dr Interview with Thomas Neumann about his dual channel FFT audio measurement software SATLive and his single mic sound system tuning techniques. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 15, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9c9 Nathan Lively, Dale West, and Brian Mohr discuss their biggest takeaways from the Sound Systems: Design and Optimization seminar by Bob McCarthy at Meyer Sound. We talk about calculating phase offset for a frequency range, using lateral aspect ratio to space your front fills correctly, aligning off-axis points of your speakers for even coverage, and debunking line array myths. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 8, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-9cM A day in the life of a touring circus sound engineer from load-in to sound system tuning with SIM 3 to opening performance. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
April 15, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-8Pb Interview with Craig Hewitt about adding podcast production services to your business as a sound engineer. Craig helps busy business owners easily produce a regular podcast. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
March 27, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-8Iw In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast, I talk with Heatherlyn Eagan about how she has managed to book back-to-back tours since university by positioning herself as a stage manager and lighting technician. We discuss electricity, lighting fundamentals, and non-stop life on the road. Plus, these questions: How did you get your first job in lighting? Can you make more money as a designer or a technician? How do you stay busy in the touring world? How do you stay happy and sain on the road? How does cruise work compare to bus and truck touring? What are the basics I need to know to start working in lighting? How do you feel being a woman in the lighting design industry? What are some lighting horror stories? Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
March 14, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-8Gf In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast, I talk to Nat Koren about his audio career with the San Francisco Opera. We answer these questions: What are the pros and cons of working with the union? How do you mix an opera? What does a sound designer do for an opera? What specialized gear do they use at the opera house? How do they mix the show and operate 12 cameras without any humans in the room? Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
February 27, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-2QW Interview with Ed Gandia from The International Freelancers Academy about how to build a solid networking and referral strategy. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
February 8, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-2N6 Interview with Alan Brymer about using a content marketing strategy to connect with potential clients, build relationships, and establish a niche. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
January 7, 2016
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-2BN Interview with Elena Foucher about meditation for busy people and how to build self-confidence for better productivity. Plus, Elena leads a guided meditation starting at 29min. We discuss: Alternative relaxation techniques to traditional, sit-down meditation. How to measure improvement in your meditation practice. How to improve your sleep. The definition of mindfulness and why it seems so hard. Why low self-confidence is so common, and ideas and strategies to improve it. How to recognize stress in the moment, before you spin out of control, Living in Hong Kong. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
December 22, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-2y1 In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I talk with Munzie Thind, post-production sound designer at GCRS in London. Thind received the Creative Circle Silver Award in Sound Design for the project National Autistic Society: Sensory Overload. We discuss the career path of a sound designer for advertising in London and the production process of a TV commercial. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 24, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://sounddesignlive.com/dont-sell-services-sell-solutions-brennan-dunn/ Interview with Brennan Dunn about how he went from charging $50/hour to $20,000/week by focusing on solving business problems instead of selling tech. Major points covered in this episode: - To be a successful freelancer, you have to understand both the business that your client is in and how they make money. - Stop thinking about yourself as merely a skilled artist and craftsman, and start also thinking of yourself as a consultant. - Being a consultant allows you to make more money and have more creative freedom. - How to use Socratic questioning to discover your client's underlying business problem. - How to gather the information you need to package your services as a solution. Strategies to build confidence and deal with imposter syndrome. - The importance of using case studies to show credibility. - How to start a conversation about your clients about RoI. - Make sure you only work with clients who respect and trust you. - Best habits for growing your business. - The biggest benefit of joining mastermind groups. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
November 9, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-2mf In this episode I talk with Daryl Bornstein about Rock of Ages, the most difficult play he has ever mixed. We discuss: How he first got work on Broadway. How he got the gig with Rock of Ages. The complicated setup procedure before every show. The sound system design and tuning. How to visualize sound in a room. What it takes to learn an intense Broadway musical. The moment of panic on every show. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
September 23, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-2eO In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I talk with Rick Goetz, the founder of Music Consultant, about music marketing, promotion, and consulting. Rick has worked with Kid Rock, Matchbox 20, Dream Theatre, and Pantera. We discuss the top career mistakes that musicians make, what it means to create an enduring lifelong career in audio, and how to expand your opportunities to start playing at a higher level. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
September 10, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-2ch In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I talk with Tim Holladay about why customer service is so important and how Crowd Mics can solve your wireless microphone problem. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
August 25, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-2a0 Interview with physical therapist Brandi Smith Young on the simple yet surprising tips to prevent back injury at work for live sound engineers. Brandi Smith Young is a fellow at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and a board certified orthopedic specialist about preventing back injury. She specializes in injury care, injury prevention, and performance training for gymnast, dancers, parkour athletes, and performing artists. We answer these questions: Is your job as a sound engineer breaking your back? Is your job in a chair taking years off of your life? What's wrong with caffeine? Does work count as exercise? How often should you replace your work shoes? We discuss: How to breath for stability. The top ways that people lift wrong. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
August 10, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1er Are you ready for over an hour of on-the-job training on sound system design for small venues with one of the most experienced sound system technicians in the world? Yeah you are! We will talk about: How to measure sound systems in heavy wind. Dealing with highly reverberant spaces. The precedence effect. When to subdivide your system. The advantages and disadvantages to coupling your subs. How to setup a basic cardioid subwoofer array. How to aim a pair of L/R mains. The next update to SIM3. Combining speakers and microphones with shape and scale in mind. The best way to potty train your dog. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
July 28, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-20o In this episode of Sound Design Live I speak with the sound module coordinator at the University of Surrey, Paul McConkey, about the most important skill you need to get stage theatre jobs in the West End of London. We talk about his career path from earning a record contract to building a recording studio to touring with rock bands and finally teaching the professional production skills course that the University of Surrey. We also discuss training the stamina to succeed and how work placements serve the performing arts. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
July 12, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-23K Interview with Brian Adler about good and bad of being a tour managing FOH engineer and how he lost his passion for audio in the recording studio and rediscovered it in concert sound. We discuss: Why getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to his career The benefits of working at smaller concert venues How to control your relationship with an artist (even if you work at a shitty club) One important demand you should make when taking tour managing gigs Staying healthy on tour Brian's industry secret for optimizing a sound system on tour ;) Brian's #1 trick for controlling stage volume How to give guitarists and vocalist plenty of volume on stage How to double a vocal channel at FOH for separate monitor control And we answer these questions: Do the places you work affect your reputation? Should you go after tour managing jobs to get more audio work? What are the responsibilities of a tour manager? What's it like working at a museum? Where do you get the best burritos in San Francisco? Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
June 7, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-21N In this episode of Sound Design Live, I talk with Mike Rauchfleisch, the owner of Audio Studio Nord in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, about how he built a thriving audio business by working all-night techno parties that no one else wanted. We also discuss: 1. How to survive long events 2. How to differentiate yourself as an audio provider 4. How to offer complete event packages including staging, lighting, and video with strategic partnerships 5. How to promote your AV company through Facebook Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
May 12, 2015
Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-20o In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I talk with Anthony Karydis from Mativision about how they accomplish 360º interactive live video streaming with zero crew. We also disucss their proprietary cameras and multi-channel playback hardware and live mixing concerts. Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive
April 18, 2015
Show notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1YL Original Video: https://youtu.be/r48rwIgXkDY Support Sound Design Live on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive For the last three years https://soundcloud.com/moldover has been blending his controllerism skills with his life-long love of Guitar. I interviewed Moldover about the evolution of his controller-guitar, The Robocaster, and his collaboration with Livid Instruments to create The Guitar Wing.
April 10, 2015
Show notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1X6 Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with the executive director of the Event Safety Alliance, Jim Digby, who has worked in the entertainment business for over 30 years as a live event and concert production manager for bands like Linkin' Park and Backstreet Boys. We talk about the elements necessary to produce a safe events, what you should know about labor and safety standards in the U.S., and some surprises I discovered in the new Event Safety Guide. We also discuss  employer supported hearing conservation and: Is the rate of event related deaths and injuries going up or down? Who is the Event Safety Guide for? Should sound engineers carry professional liability insurance?
February 16, 2015
Show Notes - http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1M5 Mind Map - http://www.mindmeister.com/507754582/the-sound-engineer-s-path Pro Audio Business Blueprint - www.sounddesignlive.com/pro-audio-business-blueprint/
January 22, 2015
Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1H5 Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I speak with certified public accountant Rick Norris on creating a strategic plan for your business (which is what you need before a business plan) and who you should have on your team as a small business owner. We also answer the questions: What's the difference between a CPA and a bookkeeper? How do I protect myself from fraud (bogus checks!)? How do I know when I need a book keeper? What percentage of your income do medical bills need to be before you can claim them as a write-off? How do I use independent contractors without coming afoul of labor lays? How do I reduce my audit risk if I take a business loss? Details from the Podcast: All music in this episode by Gold Chains (https://soundcloud.com/topherlafata). Rick's articles and Rick Norris CPA on Facebook and Twitter Stephen Fishman's book and interview Medical expenses example: $100,000 income. 7.5% of that is $7,500. If you have $8,000 in medical expenses, you'll only get to deduct $500. But if you are self-employed then you can also deduct medical insurance payments on top of that. Tip: Tell your bank to alert you any time someone tries cash a check. Never have book keepers in charge of writing checks and doing bank reconciliations The IRS is really coming down on small businesses who improperly classify employees as independent contractors. Quotes: Once you've built the car, you need a map. That's what a strategic plan is. A road map of where you are going to be 10-20 years from now. Most people think that if they are not going out of the black, they're doing fine, but they really don't have a direction of where they are going. Keep one eye on the step in front of you and one eye on the horizon. If you can't measure it, you can't manage it. Once you start going outside of your core competency you lose the risk of losing your vision and then the whole thing just falls apart. The more money you make, the less you can deduct.
December 21, 2014
Show notes, images, and links: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1DH Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of Sound Design Live I interview Karl Winkler from Lectrosonics. We discuss the basics of frequency coordination, wireless microphone myths, and how the Super Bowl manages 1,000 channels of wireless devices. Karl also explains what a backup frequency is, whether bluetooth devices, microwaves and cell phones will cause interference, and how to prepare for rogue wireless devices. 1. Music in this episode by The Giovanni Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, The Bartok Quartet, and Brentano String Quartet. 2. USC Recording Arts
 3. Karl's principles for success in audio 1. Have a good attitude. If your job is to roll tires from the back of the store to the front, you should be so good that people will pay to see you do it. Don't be afraid of the work or think of it as being beneath you. 2. The basics always matter. Every art and science requires you to know the fundamentals. 3. Really listen. Learn to use use your ears as a troubleshooting tool. See Trouble-Shooting Audio Systems tutorial. 4. SynAudCon - Making Wireless Work
 5. Wireless Workbench
 6. Myths 1. Wireless mics are voodoo. 2. A directional antenna is always better. 3. I can get more range with boosted antennas. 4. Lectrosonics is too expensive. 7. Cavity Filter = Pass band filter. Blocks out bands of frequencies to focus only on the ones you want. 8. Interview with Jim Venable from the Wireless Speaker Association
 9. Axient system from Shure
 10. Spectra Pulse from Audio Technica
 11. Lectrosonics Facebook Group and FAQ page
 12. Words 1. Shark Fins = Directional antennas = LPDA (log periodic dipol arrays) 2. Intermodulation distortion = Occurs when two or more signals mix within an active device and create phantom frequencies. 3. Backup/spare frequencies = Pre-coordinated channels that you don't need at the moment, but are already calculated to fit, preventing guess work. 13. Big Mistakes 1. Not separating your IEMs, comms, and mics into different bands. 2. Bad antenna placement. 3. Not calculating signal loss for long antenna cable. 14. Quotes 1. "Audio is a guilded career. You start as an apprentice. That's how most people get their start." 2. "Your attitude is irreplaceable." 3. "There is something to learn from everything you do in life." 4. "Any time you add an active component, you are potentially raising the noise floor and increasing distortion. It can mix signals and create intermodulation products. You always want a net zero gain between antenna and receiver."
December 4, 2014
Show notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1AY Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive Jovie Havard Strzelecki  is a Diagnostic and Dispensing Audiologist. We talk about noise induced hearing loss, common hearing loss myths, and what you need to know to stay healthy and protect your most valuable asset. We also discuss vertigo, motion sickness, how to calculate your noise exposure risk, hearing loss rehabilitation, adult stem cell transplant hearing loss, and other alternatives to hearing aids. Details from the podcast: 1. All music in this podcast by Curtis Craig
 - http://curtiscraig.com/Portfolio/Welcome.html 2. Hair cells are the sensory receptors located within the organ of Corti on a thin basilar membrane in the cochlea of the inner ear. -Wikipedia

 3. Types of hearing loss: 1. Mechanical physical injury/trauma to hair cells from impulse sound. 2. Metabolic/chemical injury from build up of calcium during stress, causing hair cell death from the accumulation of noise exposure. 4. Myths 1. If you have hearing loss, things must be louder in order for you to hear them. 2. If you already have hearing loss, you don't need ear plugs. 5. Science Daily article: Sensory hair cells regenerated, hearing restored in noise-damaged mammal ear
 - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130109124201.htm 6. BetteringHearing.org
 7. Quotes 1. "Once you have a little bit of hearing loss, especially noise-induced hearing loss, you are more vulnerable to more noise-induced hearing loss." 2. "Hearing tests are almost always covered by health insurance. Hearing aids almost never are."
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