I am pleased that I was asked to add my two cents to this forum. My name is Bob Langlois and I have been in the audio / music business in some shape, matter or form for over 40 years. My resume is out there for all to read. What I do, is performance audio and only performance audio. I have been the fortunate recipient of the knowledge of some of the best pioneers in the industry, some of who now have gone home to meet their maker. God rest their souls. They are truly, sorely missed as we will never see their like again.
The one thing I learned from all of them is we all must keep learning every single day. Those of us who have had the opportunity to work with these pioneers will all say the same thing. They are humble, respectful and knew the more they gained in knowledge the more they realized that there is so much more to be learned. The moment you think you know everything there is to know, is the moment you need to start selling shoes at Kohls or pushing pictures of food somewhere. Our business is ever changing and technology and its application just pushes on although, real innovation can sometimes be hidden in plain sight. There is a real need to educate the public about the advances in sound reinforcement technology. It is time to shine the light on so called designers who are just doing the same 40 year old designs over and over again.
I hope in this forum we can discuss new and innovative ways that will hopefully change the way people think about sound. I think it is time to question everything right down to the details of microphone selection and placement. I also think we need to look at the relationship of direct energy and ambient energy and when and where they should or should not be used. There is an entire field of analog and digital transport over copper and fiber and what formats might be the best for a given situation. Most of all I think it is time for a discussion to question what we do and why we do it the WAY we do it.
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