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.