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Build your career as a sound engineer.
The podcast for live audio professionals. Interviews with the leading innovators in concert, theatre, and corporate production. Submit your questions: http://buff.ly/Nwpsf0

Nathan Lively is a Career Coach for Audio Professionals, Podcast Consultant for Small Businesses, and Author.

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    • 4.8 • 86 Ratings

Build your career as a sound engineer.
The podcast for live audio professionals. Interviews with the leading innovators in concert, theatre, and corporate production. Submit your questions: http://buff.ly/Nwpsf0

Nathan Lively is a Career Coach for Audio Professionals, Podcast Consultant for Small Businesses, and Author.

    No Technical Element Should Distract You from the Story on Stage

    No Technical Element Should Distract You from the Story on Stage

    https://www.sounddesignlive.com/david-strang/

    Interview with the vice president of audio at PRG, David Strang, about sound system design for Broadway and the challenges in the post-Covid audio industry.

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    • 51 min
    The Bass Whisperer: From Confusion to Alignment

    The Bass Whisperer: From Confusion to Alignment

    Why are so many sound systems out of alignment? I dig into this subject with Scott Adamson from The Production Academy and introduce my new tool for subwoofer alignment.

    Video: https://youtu.be/uG1U_0iQTE0

    - SubAligner: https://www.subaligner.com/
    - My first interview with Scott: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/foh-mixing-eq-it-till-it-sounds-good-scott-adamson
    - The Complete Guide to Measurement Microphone Placement for Subwoofer Alignment: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/the-complete-guide-to-measurement-microphone-placement-for-subwoofer-alignment/
    - Subwoofer Alignment: The Foolproof Relative / Absolute Method: https://www.merlijnvanveen.nl/en/nl/studiezaal/166-subwoofer-alignment-the-foolproof-relative-absolute-method
    - Sub Align calculator: https://www.merlijnvanveen.nl/en/calculators/107-sub-align
    - The production academy: https://www.theproductionacademy.com/

    • 39 min
    Random Questions with Nick Malgieri from d&b

    Random Questions with Nick Malgieri from d&b

    I had the opportunity to visit the d&b office in Asheville to measure their speaker inventory and chat with Advanced Systems Specialist, Nick Malgieri.

    d&b education: https://www.dbaudio.com/global/en/education/
    Tracebook: https://trace-book.org/

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    Music from #Uppbeat:
    https://uppbeat.io/t/aaron-paul-low/thought-patterns
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    • 21 min
    IEM: The Recipe for Failure and How to Avoid It

    IEM: The Recipe for Failure and How to Avoid It

    Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/iem-the-recipe-for-failure-and-how-to-avoid-it/

    In this episode of Sound Design Live I'm joined by Beirut based freelance live sound engineer, tour/project manager specializing in IEM mixing, and tech specialist for the middle east and africa region for Meyer Sound, Sana Romanos. We discuss touring around Europe and the middle east and mixing IEMs.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Why is the 125 Hz band so Important?

    Why is the 125 Hz band so Important?

    Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/why-is-the-125-hz-band-so-important/

    Interview with the author of Rock and Pop Venues: Acoustic and Architectural Design and founder of Flex Acoustics, Niels Adelman-Larsen. We discuss room acoustics, reverb time, and sound system design.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sexual Harassment Is a Workplace Safety Issue

    Sexual Harassment Is a Workplace Safety Issue

    Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/sexual-harassment-is-a-workplace-safety-issue/

    Interview with Kim Warnick on sexual harassment at live events, how the laws affect freelancers and employees differently, and a day in the life of a touring crisis counselor.

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    • 29 min

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86 Ratings

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So helpful!

Nathan is so knowledgeable and I’m thankful he shares it with our community of audio engineers!

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Great life lesson

Thanks for this podcast. I sorry about your family Omar. When I hear your story tear around my eyes. I hope you got better now.

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Great audio knowledge enhancement

If you are serious about increasing your knowledge of sound this podcast is well worth your time. Always very fun provoking and makes me feel I’ve learned something valuable for my profession in audio. Thank you Nathan!
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