August 2016: Last Saturday, Musicians for Hearing (M4H) held its second Hearing Awareness Week gig, this time at the No Vacancy Gallery space in the heart of the Melbourne CBD with featured acts Davey Lane (You Am I) and Leah Senior. The yellow lamps, fairy lights and flickering floor shadows created an intimate setting …
Everyone has a different opinion on what makes a good venue for a gig. Good or bad, it is important for all venues to manage sounds levels carefully – they are responsible to both their staff and their neighbours. Although it might seem like an overwhelming task, it doesn’t have to be.
Musicians are a special breed. They create incredible sounds that have the power to impact body and soul, whether that’s sending us to the dance floor or moving us to tears. Not too surprisingly, research has also shown that musicians, as a group, have pretty special ears.
Sound engineers, also called audio engineers or sound technicians, are central to the delivery of sound at any venue. These engineers have the overall responsibility for sound at a gig, from placement and position of speakers to amplification and manipulation of music being played.
Having too much of a good thing?
Our ears are built to hear all sorts of sounds, from the quietest breath to the loudest AC/DC concert.
But too much can leave a lasting impact on your ears. This type of damage is cumulative,listening to LOUD SOUNDS for LONG PERIODS, TOO OFTEN poses a very real risk of permanent, irreversible damage to your hearing.Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter
June 2016: In association with our friends at Music Victoria, we gathered a great panel together last week for a lively debate on hearing health in the music industry. We were delighted to be joined by Jo Syme, the drummer from Big Scary, Jon Perring, owner of Bar Open and the Tote, as well as …
June 2016: Good news for venues – good music neighbours grants are now available to better manage sound attenuation in live music venues. Although the initiative is primarily aimed at reducing emission of sound …
May 2016: HEARsmart is delighted to be the newest member of the Hearing Friendly Project. The project brings together parties with an interest in creating a greater awareness of hearing health in Australia and includes Music Victoria, Sensaphonics, The College of Sound and Music Production …
April 2016: HEARsmart contributes to Music Victoria’s new best practice guide for live music venues HEARsmart is proud to have been a valued contributor to the latest edition of Music Victoria‘s Live Music Best Practice Guide, released a couple of weeks
March 2016: Brunswick Music Festival On the weekend, HEARsmart joined forces with Vicdeaf and had a spot at the Brunswick Music Festival – Sydney Road Street Party. The hot weather was a perfect match for the fiesta that delivered fantastic