Primary Affiliation: MUSIC GROUP / TURBOSOUND - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Paul Bauman is Product Portfolio Director – Tour Sound, Music Group with primary focus on the TURBOSOUND product line. Bauman has over 30 years of professional audio experience with expertise in the areas of loudspeaker and sound reinforcement system design, sound design, live sound system engineering, product development, technical support, training and has worked with JBL Professional, L-Acoustics, Maryland Sound International and Adamson Systems Engineering.
During his time with L-Acoustics, Bauman was involved in modern generation line array product and preset development for V-DOSC, dV-DOSC and ARCS and was responsible for defining the tonal balance signature for these products while pioneering sound design techniques and training programs that explained how to work with this new technology. Bauman was responsible for numerous tour sound product developments at JBL Professional including Vertec V4/V5, VRack, Performance Manager and the VTX product family.
Bauman obtained the bachelor’s degree in physics from McMaster University, Canada followed by a Master’s degree in physics from the University of Waterloo, working under John Vanderkooy and Stanley Lipshitz. While at UW, he was a member of the Audio Research Group and his thesis topic was “Cepstral Techniques for Loudspeaker Measurement”. Following this he was a Research Engineer with the Communications Research Laboratory at McMaster University and completed a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in the area of resonant tunneling diode research. Subsequently, he spent a 1-year term as guest researcher with the Department of Applied Acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden working in the field of structural intensity measurement.
Bauman has written technical papers for JAES, JSV, IEEE and articles for Live Sound, Professional Sound and Pro Sound News. He was Toronto AES Section secretary for 4 years, secretary for the AES "Audio in Digital Times Conference', workshop chairman for 'Design and Modeling of Linear Array Sound' (108th AES, Paris) and is a past member of the AES Technical Committee for Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement.