Richard Smith
Audio Sales

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Audio Engineer and L-Acoustics specialist, Richard Smith, joined DWR Distribution in May 2016.

Richard’s, whose background includes music studies and musical theatre performance, is a respected professional in the South African audio industry. Regularly working on theatre design, television and selective rock concerts, he has enjoyed a good collaborative work ethic, doing what he describes as ‘lovely things with diverse companies’ both as a designer, operator, consultant and project manager for shows and many prestigious installations.

“Theatre is my first love, that’s where I started out, performing and being the musical director,” he says. “Sound was a natural follow-on. It’s almost like being the conductor of the show. I’m controlling what the people are hearing. I’ve built up good relationships with a lot of the directors and producers over the years. I’ve done many sound designs including Boys in the Photographwhich is a particular highlight as it was very challenging, and I’ve just finished The Color Purple which was my most rewarding show to date. There is a massive amount of fulfilment. Very subtly, you are the ultimate translator between artistic and technical.”