If Bad Sound Were Fatal, Audio Would be the Leading Cause of Death

Authored by Don and Carolyn Davis, If Bad Sound Were Fatal, Audio Would be the Leading Cause of Death is about the “mind set” surrounding the most successful education idea in the audio industry, the Synergetic Audio Concepts (Syn-Aud-Con) seminars. Syn-Aud-Con was founded by the Davis', who share their experiences leading the professional audio industry's most succesful seminars.  

Taken from over twenty years of Syn-Aud-Con Newsletters, If Bad Sound Were Fatal-- is the non technical side of what was shared world-wide with thousands of Syn-Aud-Con “grads.” It is a look at what inspired, thrilled, educated, re-directed, and entertained those on the journey to professionalism in audio and acoustics. It is what the Davises found interesting, both in their own experiences and in the experiences of their grads. 

Liberally annotated with 2003 comments on the original articles, it reveals the humorous, the travel experiences, philosophy, management mishaps, mistakes and myths, and is a cornucopia of shared synergetic insights on everything from audio to xylophones.  There is a heavy dose of history of audio giants, many of whom the Davises knew personally, and the explosion of audio knowledge moving the audio industry out of the 1920s into the 21st century. The majority of the book can serve as an “ink blot” of diverse individuals who shared what amused, entertained and informed them.  If you approach this book logically, you’re doomed to failure. It is an extreme case of “free association” reminiscences.

About the authors:

Don & Carolyn Davis form a unique husband and wife team working in audio, starting in 1951 with The Golden Ear in Lafayette, IN, selling eclectic high fidelity equipment. Don was Paul Klipsch's President in charge of Vice in the late 50s, and worked for Altec Lansing from 1959 until 1972 where he was co-inventor of 1/3-octave equalization. The Davis's founded Synergetic Audio Concepts in 1973 in response to the growing need in the audio industry for training in the fundamentals of sound reinforcement. Their work in equalization, speech intelligibility and recording technologies provided the backbone for developing training seminars and workshops provided by Syn-Aud-Con.

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