Adam J. Hill: Live Sound Subwoofer System Design

AES Live: Expo - 143rd Convention

Adam J. Hill: Live Sound Subwoofer System Design

Live Sound: Concert Sound

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There is little reason this day in age to accept undesirable low-frequency sound coverage in live sound reinforcement. The theories behind subwoofer system optimization are well-known within academia and various branches of industry, although this knowledge isn't always fully-translated into practical terms for end-users. This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of how to achieve desirable low-frequency sound coverage including: subwoofer polar response control, array and cluster configuration, signal routing/processing options, performance stage effects, source decorrelation, acoustic barriers and perceptual considerations. The tutorial is suitable for practitioners, academics, and students alike, providing practical approaches to low-frequency sound control and highlighting recent technological advancements.

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