Concert Sound Master Classes
What Is It: The Concert Sound Master Classes bring together leading FOH engineers and top audio professionals to discuss the creative, technical, and practical challenges encountered on concert tours, as well as the architecture of the rig, line arrays, digital consoles, and life on the road. The event includes approximately six sessions, continental breakfasts, and lunches, as well as private access to leading sound manufacturers on the LDI show floor.
Where Is It: The Las Vegas Convention Center as part of LDI2013, North America’s largest trade show and conference for the entertainment design & technology industry.
When Is It: November 22-23 as part of LDI2013 in Las Vegas.
Who Is On The Faculty: Respected sound veterans Mark Johnson and Bill Platt serve as co-creative consultants for the CSMC. Speakers include Aaron Beck (Cirque du Soleil), Buford Jones (Meyer Sound), Steve Bush (Meyer Sound), Tim Vear (Shure), legendary sound designer Abe Jacob, representatives of digital console manufacturers, and more.
Who Should Attend: Undergrad, grad, and post-grad students looking for additional training; working professionals looking to gain insight into the world of concert sound; anyone looking for networking opportunities with both established and rising audio professionals from around the world.
What You’ll Learn: Sessions include: Concert Sound System Optimization, Rigging Safety, FOH mixing with Buford Jones, Large-format Mixing Consoles, Wireless Microphones, and more. For the complete 2013 CSMC schedule click here.
What Does It Cost: Cost to attend is $625.
How Can I Participate As A Sponsor: Manufacturers and dealers of concert sound gear or anyone interested in reaching concert sound professionals can sponsor Concert Sound Master Classes at a variety of levels, from something as simple as mentoring a deserving student to a corporate sponsorship that enables you to show off your wares to both attendees and speakers. The structure of the CSMC provides manufacturers both the intimacy and face time of a boutique event and the traffic of a trade show, all for one low price. Sponsorship forms can be found here.
When Can I Register: Registration is now open for the Concert Sound Master Classes.