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Sound Level Measurements Made Eazy: 10Eazy — Intuitive SPL Monitoring for Live Sound Events

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As health and safety concerns for audience and neighboring residential areas enters into the realm of live music events like concert venues, outdoor festivals as well as dance and DJ events, the industry is facing more and more sound level regulation. a number of these regulations does not allow room for musical events, as their purpose is to limit noise nuisance, but a music event produces noise in abundance – in the form of the actual music performed. This is an ongoing challenge for event organizers and ultimately threatens the festival or venues existence. 10EaZy is a sound level measurement solution, striving to make the ends meet in a non-perfect world. 10EaZy provides a graphical interface that speak the language of sound engineers or DJs to let them know how loud they are and combines this with accurate and IEC compliant custom hardware. Large changes in overall SPL during a performance is noticeable to the audience and disruptive to the listening experience. An algorithm in 10EaZy predicts and displays the average over time to avoid the need for disruptive level reductions forced by sound level regulations. a clear indication of SPL have proven a number of times to have a preventive effect on the SPL, as simply knowing how loud a given show is, will drive the sound engineer to try and achieve a better sounding show at a lower SPL.

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