Note: I changed the title of this entry from Why Does Live Sound Suck? to When Live Sound Sucks
I love live music. But as an audience member, I'm frustrated by the fact that, more often than not, live sound sucks. And, as a live sound engineer, I find this situation to be unacceptable.
It seems to me that the root of the problem is that the audience isn't demanding better, especially at modern ticket prices. But it occurred to me that many audience members don't know how good sound could be, because they've never heard it, or that they may not trust their opinions.
So, while I write for the backstage side of the entertainment world, I'm going to use this blog as a way to work out some ideas (through blog entries) before I form them into a article which I will pitch somewhere. You can see the series of blog entries here. Feel free to comment (I have to moderate the comments because of spammers). I will credit anyone who makes a significant contribution, but I do need to keep copyright on everything I write here so that I can eventually pitch it to a larger audience.