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What Do You Do When Facing An Acoustical Nightmare?


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What Do You Do When Facing An Acoustical Nightmare?
Considering some simple solutions for managing tough gigs in rooms that weren't designed for reinforcement.
By Gary Zandstra August 28, 2019

On a recent weekend, I attended an event that was held in a very challenging space for sound reinforcement, and thought Id detail it because its a good way to discuss some basic audio principles.

This particular event was held in a very, very nice pole barn. Really beautiful. Its a large steel building, the walls covered by solid wood paneling, the floor a stained and sealed concrete, the ceiling made up of flat steel decking with no acoustical treatment. Dimensions were about 60 feet by 100 feet, forming a rectangle with parallel walls...

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