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Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard

Over 20 years of live sound experience in corporate, music, touring, and mega-events.

Director of Technical Operations
IMS Technology Servies

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About this Speaker

Chris Leonard has been in the professional

live audio world for over two decades,

following in the footsteps of his father. As a

monitor engineer with Maryland Sound

International, he toured with artists like

Tears for Fears, Don Henley, Disturbed,

Josh Groban, Anthony Hamilton and more.

Chris is currently Director of Technical Operations at IMS Technology

Services. He has spent the last ten years as the Director od Audio overseeing

and managing all aspects of audio for the Event Staging

Division of the company. IMS is a full-scale production

company providing audio, video, and lighting for special

events, conferences, and conventions nationwide. A

highlight while at IMS includes designing and mixing for

the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade, with an

estimated 800,000 + audience and the largest outdoor

event in Philadelphia’s history. He has also worked on the

last four Presidential Inaugurations.

Chris is a co-host on the Signal To Noise Podcast

presented by ProSoundWeb. The podcast has over 100

episodes and has been downloaded over 180,000 times.

The show features conversations with people from all

corners of the live sound industry, from FOH and monitor

engineers, tour managers, Broadway sound designers,

broadcast mixers, and more.

Chris's current project, "How We Got Loud" begins with

this podcast focusing on the stories of the people,

technology, and passion that built the history of live

sound, with many plans to grow and expand beyond the

podcast in years to come.

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