PLASA Focus: Leeds has added new sessions to its free professional development programme, taking place at the Royal Armouries at Clarence Dock on Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May 2013. Getting a Foot in the Door is presented by Alchemea’s head of live sound (and founder of live sound agency SoulSound), Darryn de la Soul. Aimed at engineers at the beginning of their careers, this seminar is a down-to-earth look at the skill sets expected and the challenges that await a newcomer to the industry. How to Soundcheck! from Jon Burton, FOH for The Prodigy and Bombay Bicycle Club, takes the audience through a show day with a focus on the final soundcheck. Whatever type of venue, be it a small, intimate club or a huge arena, this talk will explore the common problems that occur, and examine ways of overcoming them. Running in parallel with the professional training are product-based demonstrations such as A Hands on Look at Allen & Heath presented by Audio-Technica and An Introduction to Cellular Technology by Martin Audio. Registration is required for all sessions. More details are available on the PLASA Focus: Leeds website.
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