Paul Bauman (MSc Physics, University of Waterloo 1985; MEE, McMaster University 1991) is Associate Director, Tour Sound with JBL Professional and has been with the company since 2006.  He is responsible for product conception, design, and technical support for the Tour Sound vertical market segment with specific focus on the VTX and VerTec product lines. Prior to this, Bauman was Head of R&D / Director of Technical Support with L-ACOUSTICS and based in France from 1998-2006, Director of R&D with the touring sound company Maryland Sound International (1994-98), Director of Engineering with Adamson Systems Engineering (1991-94), Guest Researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (1991-92) and Senior Research Engineer with the Communications Research Lab at McMaster University (1986-91).

Bauman has been active in sound design and system engineering for touring, fixed installations and special events with production credits including: Rock in Rio 2001, Brazil; Dream Concert, Korea; Peter Gabriel Growing Up Tour 2001-2003, Phil Collins First Final Farewell Tour 2004, Bob Dylan Europe 2005. He has also consulted on sound design for Mamma Mia (4 installations), Witches of Eastwick, Turandot Stade de France, Jean Michel Jarre, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Neil Young, Radiohead, Bjork and Madonna, among others. Recently Bauman has been active in sound design, installation and system tuning at a number of showcase VerTec installations in Los Angeles including: Staples Center, Nokia Theater, Club Nokia, Gibson Amphitheater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Palladium, Wiltern Theater and Regal Cinema Stadium 14.

Bauman has written technical papers for JAES, JSV, IEEE and articles for Live Sound, Professional Sound and Pro Sound News. He was Toronto AES Section secretary for 4 years, secretary for the AES “Audio in Digital Times Conference”, workshop chairman for ”Design and Modeling of Linear Array Sound” (108th AES, Paris) and is a former member of the AES Technical Committee for Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement.

  • Audio Research Group: 1983-1985


“Cepstral techniques for transducer measurement”, Bauman, Lipshitz, Scott and Vanderkooy, AES Preprint 2172, 1985.

“Cepstral techniques for transducer measurement: Part II”, Bauman, Lipshitz and Vanderkooy, AES Preprint 2303, 1985.

“Cepstral analysis of electroacoustic transducers”, Bauman, Lipshitz and Vanderkooy, IEEE ICASSP, 1985.

“A new cepstral decomposition for electroacoustic transducer measurement”, Lipshitz, Vanderkooy and Bauman, IEEE ASSP Workshop 1986.

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