Since 1946, Sound Associates, Inc. has been known for industry leading design, equipment, fabrication, installation, and service for the performance industry that includes Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters, international tours, concert halls, corporate facilities, arenas, houses of worship and amphitheaters. Sound Associates is family owned and operated by brothers, Richard and Peter Fitzgerald, each internationally respected theatrical sound designers and members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local One.
A longstanding pioneer in the industry, Sound Associates has assisted in the growth and development of audio and video technology with innovative concepts and groundbreaking applications, revolutionizing assisted listening at performance venues for patrons with hearing loss. In 1979, they introduced the first infrared listening system to Broadway Theaters, and in recognition of this accomplishment, received a Tony Award® honoring “the deep commitment to helping them (people with hearing loss) savor the treasures and pleasures of Broadway.” They continued their commitment to accessibility by adding I-Caption®, D-ScriptiveTM and Audien services, providing personal captions, audio description and foreign language translations as an on-demand service, available at every performance. For this remarkable break-through achievement, they were awarded the Secretary of Health and Human Resources Highest Recognition Award, honoring their decades-long commitment to making the magic of live theater more accessible to audiences through their innovative use of technology. Sound Associates, Inc. has, expanded this tradition of assisting patrons globally as the worldwide distributor of GalaPro, a mobile app designed to deliver captions, audio description, and subtitled foreign languages to patrons via their smartphone.
For over 75 years, Sound Associates has remained a leader in theatre technology with a team composed of some of the foremost audio and video designers, engineers, and integrators in the industry, providing their clientele with:
♦ Direct access to inventory from professional audio and video manufacturers
♦ Individual consultation and audio & video implementation;
♦ Skilled assistance for equipment rental, assessment and amplification;
♦ Customized solutions tailored to our clients’ needs and budget;
♦ Full prep facility for project assembly and test;
♦ Highly trained technical staff.
The Sound Associates logo can be found in hundreds of performing arts facilities throughout the world. Our continued commitment to providing superior performance while constantly striving to achieve the highest standards for our clients remains an ongoing reflection of our pledge and dedication to the theatrical industry.