AES Member Profile

Bruce C. Olson

Bruce C. Olson

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Audio Fields:

  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Live Sound - Public Address
  • Live Sound - Church Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Systems Designer
  • A/V Computer Designer
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Acoustician
  • Educator
  • Musician/Talent
  • Software Designer
  • Sound Designer


Bruce C. Olson is the founding member of OLSON SOUND DESIGN, a consulting firm specializing in sound system, technical systems and combined audio & video production/presentation system design. Prior to this, he worked for 13 years in audio and video systems design, installation, and project management for AVC Systems, a contractor in Minneapolis. Mr. Olson continues as an active musician and is a member of Encore Wind Ensemble, the Ria Saxophone Quintet, and The Bend In The River Big Band. He is a member of AES, AIA, ASA, NSCA, Syn-Aud-Con, and USITT.
He has been an invited speaker at USITT conventions, for AES chapter meetings, and was the instructor for the EASE Level II class at the recent infoComm convention.

AES Awards

In 2018, Bruce Olson was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for outstanding contributions to AES Standards and to sound reinforcement system design and practices.

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