Alex Benn - Live Sound Engineering

Concert Sound
Front of House or monitors operation on a wide variety of digital consoles. PA system installation and tuning. Available for pre-production such as patch planning, configuring Dante and AVB systems, and logistical planning

AV Operations
Premiere galas to morning meetings, SI and conferences. Detailed understanding of audio standards such as levels and intelligibility, as well as workflow. Able to coordinate complex mixes for program, media, recording, translation, and webcasts. 

Theatrical and SFX
Want to do a 5.1 surround production with bands, dancers, and actors? to timecode? Outside? World-building is always fun, lets chat.

Installed Sound and Video
I’ll work with you, from concept, to engineering, to installation, to commissioning and training. Theatrical systems, meeting spaces, restaurants, and more. Extensive knowledge of AVB, Dante, 70v distributed systems, DSP, and logic. Can design and provide technical drawings of new and existing systems.

I am equipped with all of the necessary tools to make your event a success including a touring roadbox when necessary, a SMAART rig for PA system tuning, multimedia cueing, multitrack recording, and a suite of electronics tools.
I understand sound system setup and planning such as coverage using line-arrays and conventional systems, alignment, frequency and phase response, digital networking such as Dante, AVB and traditional IP, environmental and power requirements on large and small scales, and static rigging.

I am experienced with a wide array of mixing consoles including:

  • Digico SD and S series
  • Yamaha - All desks
  • Avid SC48
  • Midas M-series
  • Soundcraft VI
  • Allen & Heath – All desks
  • Analog desks with outboard equipment

I understand how to program DSP systems for live and installed applications. I can direct labour in an efficient and productive manner. I am equipped to, and love to travel.
Sound is my full-time profession and passion; I hope that I can benefit your plans and dreams with it – Give me a call 613 884 2599 and we’ll talk.