About Clarity

About 2017-10-12T08:14:48+00:00


Clarity was formed as a merger of three existing AVL companies in 2010. 80% of our staff are seasoned designers with a combined industry experience of well over 70 years. We move beyond standard design/build AVL into extreme customizations with four separate shops including wood working, metalworking, CNC, and custom finishing.

Rich Mason
Rich MasonPresident

Formerly with Sounds Rich Productions

For over 20 years, Rich operated as a Charlotte based producer helping local artists reach their goals. In 2003, Rich built one of Charlotte’s finest studios, The DogHouse, to broaden the company’s reach and to define a national level product. Also in 2003, Rich began to work with Doug Burns on local live venue installations and support. Together, they installed a number of sound systems in the Charlotte area that thrilled the leadership and listeners. Today, Rich is the President of Clarity, providing The DogHouse to the company and managing marketing, sales, financials, and business affairs.

Doug Burns
Doug BurnsVice President of Operations

Formerly with Burn Trax and Sounds Rich Productions

Doug Burns graduated from Fredonia State University with a degree in Sound Recording Technology. He was front of house engineer for regional touring bands, worked for Pro Audio Consulting in western NY, a leading provider of event management for national touring bands. For the past 16 years, Doug has engineered numerous CD projects and provided design and build consulting to churches, schools, and radio stations both in New York and North Carolina.

Doug has worked the recording giant, Eddie Kramer, and toured with Steven Curtis Chapman. Doug is known by his incredible FOH mixing skills and ability to create custom solutions of the highest order.

Bill Weir
Bill WeirDirector of Technology

Formerly with Core Audio, Tatrix

Bill Weir is widely acknowledged as one of the top 25 sound system designers in the United States. His projects have won numerous international award nominations for best sound system design. His projects include Club Med Cancun, Donald Fagan’s Brooklyn Studio, and the internationally respected Sullivan Room in NYC among others.

Bill is a loudspeaker designer, with patent submissions to his credit. He has written for Pro A/V Magazine and Club Systems International.

Today, Bill is Director of Technology for Clarity.