Alex Barrand is professional audio manager at Pioneer Professional Audio, the pro arm of the famous turntable brand and an emerging force in global club sound reinforcement. Many of Pioneer Pro’s high-end installations feature multiple loudspeakers for an immersive sound experience, and the company is well placed to shape the future of this trend.
Richard Vivian is founder of Big Sky Acoustics, a versatile acoustics consultancy specialising in music and entertainment noise control. The range of Big Sky’s projects – from home recording studios and hotel ballrooms to classic pub gigs and the Cambridge Folk Festival – demonstrates perfectly that noise issues affect everyone and, noise-wise, it’s not just Hyde Park that can have nowhere to hide.
Roly Oliver is now head of live business at Vanguardia Consulting, the well-known independent noise ‘guardian’ for large-scale events around the world. A highly experienced FOH engineer, Oliver approaches noise issues with real-world acumen and is an evangelist for Dutch manufacturer Event Acoustics’ ‘MeTrao’ dynamic measurement system, distributed in the UK by Vanguardia