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Corporate Audio 101

The physics behind speech intelligibility, and some clinical tips for EQing for clarity

In corporate situations, speech intelligibility is the number one priority for sound reinforcement. The philosophy here is different than when you’re working with full-fidelity music: Your goal is not to make voices sound more aesthetically pleasing, but “clearer.” It’s all about ease of understanding, versus enjoyment.

Like any sound reinforcement situation, all sorts of factors are at play, from room acoustics to microphone choices to speaker technique to pro

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