Audio/Acoustics Design & Commissioning
Mark Coble leads the audio systems and acoustics design work for Paragon 360. Mark spends his time designing speaker systems, programming digital processors, doing acoustical analysis, commissioning new systems, and providing client education and training. His many years of experience in professional audio operation, combined with his knowledge of the business, make Mark a very valuable asset for Paragon and its clients. He is a sought after audio engineer, and is highly respected throughout the industry. Mark designs large format systems for worship spaces and theatrical venues, in addition to special effect audio design and acoustical work for various entertainment properties across the country.
Even though Mark started running sound for church at age 13, he began his career in the professional audio industry over twenty five years ago. Mark graduated from Missouri State University in 1992 with a B.S. in Electronic Media and Audio Production. While still attending MSU, Mark worked as the house sound engineer for Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, Missouri, home to numerous touring Broadway productions and local performances. He later traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam, as the location audio recording engineer for the documentary film “As Seen By Both Sides,” winner of multiple documentary film awards. For over 20 years, he has been a freelance engineer for many artists and large-scale corporate meetings throughout the nation.
Mark spent time on the road with the international touring company of American Family Theatre’s “Beauty and the Beast”, and spent many years leading operations and design work for multiple Hershend Family Entertainment (HFE) properties in Branson, MO, including Silver Dollar City, Showboat Branson Belle, and White Water. He has also spent many years designing, building, and engineering systems for other Branson, MO, entertainment facilities such as Presleys’ Country Music Jubilee, Sight and Sound Theatre, and countless others.
Mark joined the Paragon 360 team in 2003, and has been involved with the design, installation, and commissioning of a myriad of church projects, stadiums, retail establishments, theatres, and performing arts venues nationwide. He is a favorite among clients and coworkers and is one of the most accomplished designers on our staff. The results of his system designs have been flawless. Mark has a knack for finding the perfect solution for a very wide range of clients from coast to coast.