Michael LawrenceSound Engineer & Technical Editor
Michael Lawrence is a freelance system engineer specializing in system optimization and SPL monitoring for concerts and events. He is a Smaart instructor with Rational Acoustics, and is the technical editor for ProSoundWeb, Live Sound International, and Church Sound Magazine.
Michael is also the creator and host of the Signal to Noise Podcast, ProSoundWeb’s leading audio podcast with over 100 episodes and 150,000 downloads to date.
Absolute Essentials of System Gain Structure
In this special CSU Audio Training session, system optimization expert Michael Lawrence will cover the critical concepts of gain structure and signal chain optimization in a sound system. You will learn the important considerations for maximizing the potential and sound quality of a sound system, as the signal passes from microphone to loudspeaker and every step in between.
The presentation will trace the path of a signal as it moves through the sound system, starting at the microphone, through the cable, console, processing, and amplifiers to the loudspeakers, at each step discussing the application of proper gain structure, as well as the overarching principles necessary to make good gain structure decisions in the field.