Sound Acoustic Advice for The South Pole Saloon!

PF Events recently provided noise consultancy services for the award winning South Pole Saloon – a new venture from the teams behind Manchester’s Park Life Festival and Heartbreak Hotel – Mad Ferret Productions. Last winter a covered rooftop in the heart of Brixton was transformed into a surreal Christmas spectacle like no other: The South... Read more »

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Introducing our resident acoustic consultant

This week we caught up with John Byrne, PF Events' resident acoustic consultant and asked him a few questions.

What is your official job title and what are your formal qualifications? I work for PF as both a technical production manager and acoustic consultant. I got my BA (with Honours) in Architecture in 2003 and went on to do my postgraduate diploma in acoustics and noise control in 2014. Acoustics was by far the... Read more »

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Acoustic Modelling, Design and Noise Management

Acoustic modelling & acoustic measurement are highly professional techniques which can be used to ensure that the sound quality and noise management of your event/venue is of the highest quality.

What is it? Acoustic modelling & acoustic measurement are highly professional techniques which can be used to ensure that the sound quality and noise management of your event/venue is of the highest quality. We can use software to virtually map the sound field throughout a venue (indoors or outdoors). We can even predict how the... Read more »

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How Loud Noises Affect Hearing

Protect yourself from hearing damage...

Every day we experience sounds in our environment, such as traffic noise, household appliances and noise from the TV and radio. Normally, these sounds are at a safe level and don’t damage our hearing, but particularly loud sounds, particularly if we’re repeatedly exposed to them, can have a dramatic and adverse effect on our hearing.... Read more »

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Cardioid Sub Arrays

Sub speakers are omnidirectional in sound, which isn't always ideal at your event. Cardioid sub arrays can make a huge difference in making low sound frequiencies reach your audience, without spilling in every direction. Read more here about how this works.

What is a cardioid sub array? Cardioid arrangement of subs are a way of directing the sound from your subs towards your audience and eliminating spill of sound in all other directions. As mentioned, sound waves emitted from subs are omnidirectional (equal in all directions). This means that energy caused by the soundwaves is expelled... Read more »

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