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Karl serves as vice president of sales/service at Lectrosonics and has worked in professional audio for more than 25 years.
Latest Posts by Karl
Winning Together: “The One Thing I Wish Live Mix Engineers Would Do Is…”
One recent day I got to thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great to come up with an idea for an article that would write itself?” It…
Make It Stop! There’s No Excuse For Loud, Bad Sound
Preserving our hearing is critically important, but that’s not what motivated me to write this piece. Really, I just can’t stand bad sound! To a…
Subjective Versus Objective: If It Sounds Good, Is It?
As with the ever-ongoing debates about “tubes versus transistors,” “analog versus digital” and “Mac versus PC,” there’s not likely to be agreement any time soon…
Setting The Pace: Thoughts On The Power Of Leadership
Whether you’re a mix engineer, system tech, technical ministry leader or a member of a sound crew, some universal concepts apply to success in leadership.
In This Together: A Manufacturer Perspective On The Wireless System Market
The major wireless manufacturers have poured significant resources into lobbying the U.S. government and educating the professional audio market about what’s been happening with FCC’s…
True Audio Path: And Now You Know The Rest Of The Story…
In virtually every textbook and training class covering the basics of audio signal flow and mixing, there’s an “audio flowchart” or “signal flow diagram” detailing…
Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Sound People
This list of “effective habits” is distilled down from a much larger list as being the most important – based on my experience over many…
Silly Talk: Sometimes We Say The Darndest Things
I’ve heard many really silly things in this business, some that I’ve had to respond to over the years. After all, our jobs are mostly…
Purple Sounds Best: A Matter Of Mass Psychology
Purple loudspeakers sound better than black ones. At least that’s what I hear when I see them. And plaid loudspeakers sound, well, more complex, with…
Defining Yourself: Where Do You Want To Go & How Are You Getting There?
Many years ago, I was asked to accompany the president of Neumann Berlin to Aspen, CO to attend a music festival, specifically the Aspen Festival,…
Avoiding The Trap: Politics, Religion And… Microphones?
One of the more curious things I’ve noticed over many years of participating in online newsgroups, forums, and social media is that the question that…
Some Things I’ve Noticed About Working With Sound…
As with politics, it can be very difficult to be rational when we think, discuss and make decisions about sound. Of course, much about sound…
Top 10 Reasons For Bad Sound (And What You Can Do About It…)
One of my favorite quotes goes something like this: “Let’s take some of these things over which we have no control, and do something about…
Communication Gap: Using Our Words Wisely
One of the biggest challenges any of us face in our careers, and maybe even personally, is communicating effectively. Sub-standard communication, or lack of it…
Pay It Forward, Pay It Back
Many of us working in professional audio have heard of legendary recording engineer Bruce Swedien. After all, he’s worked with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones,…