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June 8, 2022
My name is Hadrien, Engineer and Self trained sound technician, and I come to this forum from an unusual door as my field of audio expertise is Illegal Dance Event.
I have been organising raves for a decade in both France and Germany and I’ve set Sound Systems in a very broad panel of environments with unique acoustic properties. From the depth of Paris underground caves to Hamburg wide industrial areas, acoustic has always been the weakness of sound quality due to the spontaneous character of illegal raves. Because acoustic treatment is most of the time out of the equation, I try my best to position the speakers in the most relevant way to reduce reflexion and even make 3D design of locations to try different positions but this not enough to reach my goal : offering the best dancefloor experience to my guests (without killing the neighborhood).
Until I found the youtube channel of Acousticfields, my only weapons were logic, ground knowledge on physics and trial&error. I hope this forum will help me to understand better how to set my Sound Systems to improve both listeners experience and my workflow. I’m looking forward to learning more on acoustics thanks to the community and its knowledge