AES New York 2013 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Meyer Sound Labs
Bob McCarthy’s involvement in the field of sound system optimization began 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 in developing the tools and techniques of modern sound system optimization, including three generations of SIM, hundreds of tunings, training seminars and publications.
Bob has had the privilege to work with many great sound designers, including Abe Jacob, Andrew Bruce, Tony Meola, Jonathan Deans, Francois Desjardins and more and has been charged with tuning systems for Cirque Du Soleil, Walt Disney Entertainment, Carnegie Hall, Celine Dion, Grateful Dead and others. Musical theater credits include Les Miserables, The Beatles Love, Wicked and many more.
His award-winning book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, considered the foremost text in the optimization field, has sold over 13,000 copies in three languages.
Bob is well known in the field of audio education and delivered the keynote address at the 50th AES Conference, which was the first ever dedicated to audio education.
His current position is Director of System Optimization with Meyer Sound.
LS3: Sound System Optimization (Chair)