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Audio Engineer/Designer

Carlsbad, CA
May 13, 2020

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David K. Kennedy

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Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-***-****


• Dedicated Christian seeks lead technical role in training & pointing lives to Jesus.

• Lead Sound Engineer for small, med. and mega-churches and schools for over 30 years.

• >30 years experience as a leading audio system designer in the worship & pro-sound market.

• Particular appreciation of nuances between modern music, traditional music, and speech, as related to audio systems and psycho-acoustics, intelligible sound-reinforcement of preaching.

• Strong asset is ability to design audio systems appropriate for each specific application, commonly using innovative loudspeaker-array design techniques with proprietary and stock systems including modern co-axial, planar drivers and woofers with controlled directivity.

• >20 years of experience owning pro.-audio design (& build) companies. Scope of work included all staff and project management, marketing, proposal writing, contracts, design, bid specifications, value-engineering as well as sales and installation supervision of audio equip. EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE


• Tech-Director, FOH Engr. & AV Designer at Southeast Christian Church, KY. Scope: design of Acoustics and Audio (live & recorded) for >760,000 sq. ft. campus & 9500 seat Sanctuary.

• Founder/CEO & lead Acoustics/Audio Consultant for WorshipSpace design collaborative.

• Over 30 years successful management of diverse projects involving marketing, staff training, management, contract administration and installation supervision or tech. systems check-out.

• Possess written and verbal skills; works well in small group/team and mentor situations.

• Development and presentation of "Sound Images" AV training seminar materials. SOUND MIXING SERVICES

• Decades of experience mixing worship and concert sound on analogue and digital mixers.

• Set up and mixed/operated sound systems for church and professional music groups – performing traditional, Christian and contemporary music – in hundreds of churches.

• College-trained audio-recording and live-sound engineer – much more time mixing live. SOUND & DISPLAY SYSTEM DESIGN

• Principal designer for more than 250 Audio-Visual system installations for churches.

• Comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of the subjective and objective attributes and price ranges of loudspeakers, video displays and A/V electronics on the market. STAGE LIGHTING DESIGN / SERVICES

• College trained in Stage Lighting design & operation for live productions.

• Hired & project managed Stage Lighting Designers for mega-church systems. David Kennedy

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• Acoustical design and treatment: calc. of reverb. time & echo studies for dozens of venues.

• Calculations/Specification of building materials for interior acoustics and noise control.

• Research and design of analog and digital acoustic systems. COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

• >25 years experience with electro-acoustic modeling (CADP2/Modeler/EASE), & CADD

(Visio and AudoDesk); also MS Windows applications such as Excel, Word & PhotoDraw.

• Factory trained on software for control and measurement of sound equipment including: Audio Control Iasys, BSS SoundWeb, WinDR, JBL Smart, MediaMatrix and QSControl. WORK HISTORY

• Tech. Editor & Author for FOH Magazine 2019-current

• Acoustics/Audio Consultant/Owner, David Kennedy Associates, CA, 2002–current

• Applications Engr. for Anchor, HPV, FPS and Orbital (loudspeakers), 2005–2015

• Design Team Leader, Michael Garrison Associates, CA, 1997 – June 2001, thereafter he continued to sub-consultant to them until late 2001.

• Audio Designer & Tech-Director, Southeast Christian Church, KY, 1994 – 1997

• Acoustics/Audio Consultant/Owner, David Kennedy Associates, CA, 1991–1994

• Acoustics/Audio Consultant, Paoletti Associates, San Francisco, CA, 1989 – 1991

• Audio Designer/Branch Manager for His Sound, Inc., Fresno, CA, 1987 – 1989

• Audio Designer/Owner, Sound Advice, Huntington Beach, CA, 1980 – 1987

• Home Audio Sales, Absolute Audio & Sound Hound, Orange, CA, 1977 – 1980 EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

• Associate in Arts, Audio/Recording Arts Program, Golden West College, 1980 courses: Audio Engineering, Recording, Music, Electronics, Physics & Woodshop

• Certified Factory Training: MediaMatrix, BSS Soundweb, IED & JBL Workshops

• B&K Seminars and continuous personal study in all areas of design work

• Synergetic Audio Concepts – Design, Advanced and Horns II workshops

• Acoustical Society of America (ASA) & Audio Engineering Society (AES)

• National Sound Contractors (NSCA) & Projector Shoot-outs – INFOCOMM

• Studied and performed music for 10 years in school. TECHNICAL PAPERS WRITTEN

• Monthly Tech. Feature article series for FRONT of HOUSE Magazine 2019/20

• Infrastructure for Worship Space Technical Systems Church Production Magazine, Mar. 03

• Review of Bose MA12 Line-Array Loudspeaker Church Production Magazine, Mar. 03

• “Stage Monitors – One Size Does Not Fit All” Church Production Magazine, Nov. 02

• “An Overview of DSP for Live Sound” Church Production Magazine, Sept. 2002

• “Loudspeaker Manufacturers Debate Differing Design Philosophies” Pro Sound News

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