As the industry faces uncertain times, technology providers are stepping up to support audio pros with expanded online learning resources. LIve Design has put together a list of courses, webinars, and certification classes for any experience level—and they’re all free.
EASE Focus 3 is an acoustic simulation program used for 3D modeling to set up an ideal sound system for your next project. It is free to download on the EASE Focus website and Fulcrum Acoustic have made all of the GLL files for their loudspeakers available on the support page of their website. The EASE Focus 3 Features Webpage offers a great step by step process to help you get started using the program.
Join Vista by Chroma-Q experts for FREE Vista 3 lighting and media control training, from the comfort of your own home. Embraced by leading designers, production companies, and venues around the world, Vista lets users focus on creating great looking shows whilst still providing the power to control the finest details. Whether you are a new or an existing user, these webinars will help you get the most out of Vista.
Buckinghamshire Music Trust (BMT’s) Battle of the Bands (BOTB) contest for young aspiring musicians was this year blessed by having two of the world’s leading pro audio manufacturers provide a top tier concert touring spec. By being able to broadcast their sound through a premier touring PA, on a Dante backbone, will have taken the 12 bands competing in the final into new territory. The two High Wycombe-based manufacturers concerned were Martin Audio, and Focusrite Pro, both now under the umbrella of parent company, Focusrite plc.
It was Stephen Button, Focusrite’s EMEA Channel Marketing Executive, who established the relationship with Buckinghamshire Music Trust (BMT) several years ago. It started when he helped them out as a local musician with their monthly event Guitari Lounge, an open mic night created for under-18-year-olds.
Behind the Scenes holiday cards make a real difference – and you can too! The cards have become a tradition in the industry for those who want to spread holiday cheer while supporting their colleagues in need. Proceeds from card sales help provide grants to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate dependent family members, who are seriously ill or injured.
Each year designs have been created and donated to the charity by everyone from Tony Award winners to high school students. The design guidelines (btshelp.org/carddesign) are very simple and you can also view previous examples (btshelp.org/cardexamples).
During the Covid-19 pandemic, ADJ wants to serve the industry by providing free education to help event professionals prepare for returning to work. Each Stay Connected session will be packed with practical ideas, tips and insight designed to teach, equip and inspire. Broadcast via Facebook Live, each video will also feature interactive elements allowing viewers to ask questions directly to the product specialists on camera.
Hosted from ADJ’s Los Angeles HQ by members of the company’s in-house team of technical experts, each “Stay Connected” video broadcast will take place at 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time) and focus on a different lighting/video technology or application.
KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduces the ROKIT G4 Studio Monitor Grille Covers, providing a protective shield and sleek aesthetic for the range of powered near-field studio monitors. Made specifically for the 5-, 7- and 8-inch ROKIT G4s, these grille covers are comprised of premium components and built to spec, ensuring a seamless integration into the monitor’s cabinetry system.
“We deeply respect the time and effort that our customers put into their music, and KRK ROKIT G4 Studio monitors are an investment into that dedication,” says Jimmy R. Landry, Global Director of Marketing, Pro Audio Division, Gibson Brands, Inc. “With the addition of grille covers to the ROKIT G4 line, users can now protect their investment in style. Whether you’re a producer on the move creating tracks in different places or a touring DJ out on the road, ROKIT G4 Grilles Covers will have your speakers protected.”
It just doesn’t get any easier to capture a live, multi-track performance. TouchMix mixers are capable of recording all inputs plus a stereo mix directly to an external USB drive – no computer required. Tracks are created in 32-bit Broadcast Wave format and can be played back and mixed down on the mixer or imported into Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software for over-dubs and post production. Check out their series of training videos to start recording today.
Now more than ever, it is important to keep your microphone equipment clean and separate from other users. Point Source Audio knows that this isn’t always possible, so it wanted to be part of the solution that will allow users of shared systems to feel more comfortable when they are using the microphone.
In a further step, Point Source Audio has also created a new video dedicated to cleaning microphone systems. The video demonstrates the techniques needed to clean a microphone system using alcohol wipes.
ACT Lighting’s online learning platform, ACT Academy, is offering free courses until June 1 for MA Lighting’s new grandMA3 console as well as legacy courses for the grandMA2 desk.