A case study on the impact list event sound level regulations have on sound engineering practice
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractSound level management at live events in becoming increasingly common at live events in the UK, Europe and beyond. An inspection of regulations across the globe reveals a lack of standardization for sound level limits and averaging times. This case study is formed around a dataset generated on a recent tour by a well-known British musical act. The same sound engineer mixed the band throughout the tour using sound level monitoring software throughout. As the show’s configuration, engineer, musicians and running order were generally consistent day-to-day, the direct inspection of the influence of sound level limit and averaging time, as well as venue capacity and type (indoors or outdoors), is possible. The results from this study highlight both good and bad sound management practice, with key stakeholders’ experience and hearing safety in mind.
CitationHill, A.J. and Burton, J. (2020). 'A case study on the impact live event sound level regulations have on sound engineering practice'. Institute of Acoustics Conference on Reproduced Sound (online), November.
PublisherInstitute of Acoustics
TypeMeetings and Proceedings
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