Huntington Harbor Lighthouse Festival 2016 Sound Systems Design

Through current and former students Andrew Schild and Harley Davidson, I ended up getting involved with a fascinating and fun music festival on a lighthouse in Huntington Harbor. The coverage area was so large that I actually exceeded the area coverage of Meyer's MAPP program.  

I used Google Earth and Sketchup to get the site into a form that could be read into Meyer's MAPP Online analysis program:

With a limited budget, no place to rig a line array, and everything having to be carried to the island by hand in small boats, I advised that all the available Meyer UPQ's be stacked into one mega-array with some fill on the other sides of the lighthouse:

It was a lot of fun and the organizers seemed very pleased with the results.  Taking a boat back to the dock, I thought it was pretty cool that I could understand the vocals from the show almost a full mile away!

My Show Networks talk from The Eleventh HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth)

My Show Networks talk from The Eleventh HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) is now here on Youtube.  It's about 50 minutes long, and it was a lot of fun.  This is my fourth time over the last eight years at this fantastic conference.

A couple people came up to me at the end of the talk to point out that broadcast storms can cross VLAN's on a switch, which I had said off the cuff at the end in response to a question.