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Event DEMO DAYS XI starts on December 14, 2022 at 9:30:00 AM EST
Designing in 3D: Theory & Application
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Location: Workshop Room B - 12/15/22, 2:00 PM - 12/15/22, 3:00 PM (EST) (1 hour)

Designing in 3D: Theory & Application
Bob McCarthy, Meyer Sound

Bob McCarthy’s involvement in the field of sound system optimization began in 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 developing the tools and techniques of modern sound system optimization, including three generations of SIM, hundreds of tunings, training seminars, and publications.

During 2019 Bob designed the sound system for Metallica’s World Wired Tour, the Roskilde Festival (Europe’s largest music festival), and two new installations in Las Vegas: The Venetian and Caesars Palace showrooms, as well as a variety of churches and other performance venues.

Bob has had the privilege to work with many great sound designers, including Abe Jacob, Andrew Bruce, Tony Meola, Jonathan Deans, Nevin Steinberg, and more, and has been charged with tuning systems for Cirque Du Soleil, Walt Disney Entertainment, Carnegie Hall, Celine Dion, Grateful Dead and many others. Musical theater credits include Les Miserables, The Beatles Love, Wicked, and many more. He has designed and optimized systems for broadcast productions such as the Grammy Awards, Eurovision Song Contest, The Oprah Winfrey Show, TED Talks, and more.

His award-winning book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, considered the foremost text in the optimization field, has sold over 15,000 copies in three languages.

Three-dimensional modelling brings new levels of detail and ease to sound system design, making it easier to visualize complex models, measure off-axis response, and compare performance across sections of a venue.  

Join Bob McCarthy as he explores the benefits of designing a sound reinforcement system using precise 3D prediction software, and considerations that should be made when translating designs into real world deployments.  Bob will walk the class through the design to deployment process of a few recent projects that he has been involved with, including Metallica’s ‘in the round’ arena show with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  the Xcel Energy Centre’s PA upgrade for the NHL Minnesota Wild hockey team and the Helsinki City Theatre conversion from a theatrical AB system to a multichannel, fully immersive setup. 

The session will conclude with an open Q&A period where participants are encouraged to ask questions and spark conversation with the man who wrote the book himself!