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Why Do Concerts Sound Bad?
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:40:33 am »

Why Do Concerts Sound Bad?
Five reasons why I think concerts don't sound as good as they could, along with suggestions for improvement.
By Bobby Owsinski ē May 15, 2019

Most every time I go to a concert I come with the same feeling Ė why did it sound so bad?

Iíve posted the following a few years ago, but itís still holds true things never seems to get much better.

Concert sound reinforcement equipment is better than ever, yet weíre frequently burdened with a mess of auditory goo that just sucks the enjoyment from a live event.

Unfortunately this happens much more than it should, and I think itís a big reason for many people not wanting to attend as many concerts as they once did. Itís tough enough with the high ticket prices, the ďconvenience charges,Ē and the high cost of parking and concessions, but if you add to that a less than perfect concert experience, it doesnít give one much incentive to return again any time soon.

The fact of the matter is that the majority of concerts really sound bad these days and itís not because of the venue acoustics. Itís the mix...

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