Bob McCarthy* will teach Meyer’s four-day course, SIM 3 Training and System Design, at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in NYC on May 18-21, 2009, immediately following Live Design’s Broadway Sound Master Classes. All attendees at the BSMC are eligible to win free tuition for this class in a special drawing to be held this week.

This in-depth seminar provides participants with a thorough theoretical and operational understanding of source independent measurement and a solid grounding in application of SIM analysis in the design of complex audio systems. The seminar gives a brief review of SIM theory and system development, followed by a comprehensive discussion of field use procedures for the SIM 3 audio analyzer. The seminar then extends the foundation of SIM measurement into sound system design. Participants will look at the complex interactions of loudspeakers in a variety of configurations and acoustical environments from the standpoints of phase, frequency and impulse responses. Participants should bring their own Internet-ready laptop computer, but need not bring their SIM 3 units.

Built on almost 20 years of research and development, ongoing worldwide field testing and award-winning, breakthrough technology, the SIM 3 audio analyzer system is the newest generation of acoustical audio analysis in an integrated hardware and software package. In the field or on the bench, the SIM 3 system analyzes entire sound systems as easily as it verifies the performance of individual electronic components.

If you are a BSMC attendee and would like to win a pass to attend this class, please email Ellen Lampert-Gréaux at, and your name will be entered in the drawing.

Register now for SIM 3 Training and System Design.

*Bob McCarthy has been intimately involved in sound system optimization using advanced measurement tools for over 20 years. He has taken part in the development of every generation of the SIMTM acoustic measurement system and developed many of the optimization strategies that are currently standard practice. He has designed and optimized system of all types and scales throughout the world for clients such as Disney, Cirque du Soleil and many prestigious theatrical designers and concert halls. Bob has been dedicated to the education of engineers in this specialized field, having conducted training seminars in optimization and design around the world for more than two decades. Bob is the author of Sound Systems: Optimization and Design (2007 Focal Press) and the Meyer Sound Design Reference (1997). He currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri as president of Alignment and Design Inc.