RICHARD BRAID

Technical Sales & Training

Email: richard@nsl.co.nz
Mobile: 021 750 189

From staging technician to integrator, sales to technical support and training, Richard has more than 24 years’ experience in most areas of the professional audio industry.

An accomplished musician playing keyboards and electronic organ, Richard was first exposed to the audio field when a friend asked him to operate a show for a local theatre society.

A passion was ignited, and Richard moved to Auckland where he studied, and completed a Diploma of Audio Engineering at SAE.

His years of experience as a hire technician and installer, are an asset when it comes to specifying and designing a system, as he is able to appreciate the challenges in working in venues of all sizes.

As a result, Richard can often suggest an alternative solution, or way of installing a product that makes life a little easier, but still meets a client’s expectations.

While working for another distributer, Richard hosted training seminars throughout NZ specialising in DSP programming and hearing assist systems. He is also experienced in the setup and operation of multi-channel wireless microphone systems

In his spare time, Richard still holds a passion for musical theatre, now having been involved with around 100 productions Auckland-wide, and winning several awards for best sound design.

He also has a home studio and regularly records or mixes for those wanting to put together an album, or just give Mum and Dad a Christmas present.

Qualifications:

  • Trade Cert – General Electrical Wiring
  • Dip Audio Engineering – SAE
  • London Architect – Intermediate and Advanced
  • Audio Architect – Intermediate and Advanced
  • Biamp Vocia Paging and Evac
  • Sound System Design – SynAudCon
  • EASE Introduction and Advanced – Infocomm University
  • Introduction to SMAART – Infocomm University

Richard is really excited to be working with a stable of industry leading brands, and sharing new technology with NSL’s network of dealers.

In particular Shure’s digital wireless systems, Q-Sys DSP technology and meeting systems involving networked audio and video.