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Bruce Bartlett

Bartlett Audio

Bruce has a life-long fascination with all things audio. Currently he is a microphone engineer and manager at He also does technical writing and illustration, including about 1000 audio articles and several Focal Press books. Bruce also enjoys doing microphone tech support, sound system design and sound mixing, audio recording, editing, mixing, mastering, audio and acoustic consulting, mic and recording workshops.

Subjects: Audio


A graduate of the College of Wooster with a degree in Physics, Bruce has worked as a recording engineer for 30 years, running his own studio. He has done sound reinforcement for several bands, including the Elkhart Jazz Festival. Since 1979, Bruce has written about 1000 articles for audio magazines, and many books for Focal Press on live and studio recording. He worked for several years at Astatic, Shure, and Crown microphone companies -- either doing research or developing new microphones. Two of his Crown microphones have become classics: the PCC-160 stage floor mic and the CM-311A headworn mic. Since 2009, he has been the manager and engineer for his own microphone company, He designs, builds, and ships stage floor mics and clip-on instrument mics, internationally on the Internet. Bruce is a composer and musician, playing drums, bass, and guitar.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Boundary microphones
    Stereo theory and stereo microphones
    Free-field microphones
    Sound Reinforcement
    Technical writing and illustration

Personal Interests

    Hiking, astronomy, cosmology, family and friends, reading, music (active and passive)


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Bartlett article in Live Sound International

By: Bruce Bartlett

Bruce's article, "Put It On the Floor" was published in the March 2017 issue of Live Sound International. It describes the theory and application of floor microophones for effectively picking up actors on stage.