If you're still waiting for an excuse to take the plunge and buy a ticket for PSNPresents (What, industry-leading talent, prestigious sponsors, cheap tickets and a location Mr & Mrs Smith named 2014's best new hotel not impress you much, Shania Twain?), we've got good news for you: our friends at Focusrite will offer all attendees the chance to win a RedNet 6 MADI bridge (pictured), worth over £1600, just by turning up!
Enter the RedNet raffle – RaffleNet? RedNetffle? – simply by registering your details in person on the day (12 March).
RedNet is Focusrite’s flagship range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces which bring studio-quality sound to any modern audio application. RedNet is an extremely scalable near-zero-latency audio distribution system that can be used to expand I/O channel count, interface digital components, and/or bridge between Pro Tools HD or MADI and a Dante audio network.
PSNPresents, inspired by The Pre-Roll section of last year’s Pro Sound Awards, is centred around a sequence of on-stage interviews and panels with leading lights from the pro-audio spectrum. Focusrite, a leading manufacturer of studio equipment, was confirmed as the first event sponsor last month (see Focusrite confirmed as PSNPresents… sponsor).
Charles 'Chicky' Reeves, who swapped tales of life on the road with Grace Jones and Prince at The Pre-Roll in September, is the latest confirmed guest (see Prince FOH Chicky Reeves back for more at PSNPresents). He will join Massive Attack’s Robb Allan on a panel to discuss the highs and lows of working in the live sound scene. (Further panelists are still to be announced.)
While the live sound panel represents the second half of the evening’s entertainment, the first half will find Bafta-nominated Scott Talbott, craft manager at BBC Studios and Post Production (see BBC S&PP’s Scott Talbott to speak at PSNPresents), Strictly Come Dancing sound supervisor Andy Tapley (see Andy Tapley, BBC S&PP sound supervisor, added to PSNPresents line-up) and the National Theatre’s head of sound and video Jonathan Suffolk (see PSNPresents: Live sound legend Robb Allan and NT’s Jonathan Suffolk confirmed) in a lively Q&A session about the challenges of live sound in the broadcast and theatre environments.
PSNPresents will take place at the Ham Yard Hotel, London, on Thursday 12 March from 6.45pm with a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £35.
A variety of sponsorship packages are available for the event. Contact Ryan O’Donnell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Darrell Carter (email@example.com) or Rian Zoll-Khan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.