Yamaha Music UK has announced details of its forthcoming Live Sound Surgery tour, which sees sixteen venues across the UK and Republic of Ireland are offering free sessions aimed at helping people understand and learn how to operate a full PA system.
The Sound Surgery follows on from success of Yamaha's 2012–13 nationwide PA Essentials tour, which identified a high demand from people who are often asked to operate a modest PA system in local schools, churches, music venues and other public spaces.
The evening sessions will be hosted by Yamaha's pro audio manager, Chris Irvine, who is joined by Mike Crofts, a successful freelance sound engineer contributor to Sound on Sound magazine.
We've found there's a big demand for this type of practical information," Irvine comments, "so our entertaining and educational session will provide those attending with the skills and confidence to proficiently operate a PA system in a variety of situations. It's perfect for people who run events involving live music, whether it's in a bar, hotel, community centre or any space where the audience expects professional sound quality."
Yamaha expects demand to be high, so advises early booking. Contact your local Live Sound Surgery centre (listed below) to book your place.
- Absolute Music, Bournemouth Thurs 30th October 01202 597 180
- Dawsons Music, Liverpool Mon 3rd November - 0151 709 1455
- Dawsons Music, Belfast Tues 4th November - 028 9027 8555
- X-Music, Dublin Weds 5th November 00353 1411 1100
- Dawsons Music, Reading Thurs 6th November - 0118 958 1320
- GG Digital, Glasgow Weds 19th November 0141 552 3402
- PMT, Leeds Thurs 20th November - 0113 242 6601
- Kenny's Music, Dundee Weds 26th November - 01382 225619
- Kenny's Music, Dunfermline Thurs 27th November - 01383 733353
- Andertons Music @ ACM, Guildford Weds 3rd December - 01483 456777
- PMT, Salford Weds 10th December 0161 877 6262
- Yamaha Music London Thurs 11th December - 020 7432 4400
- Music Gear Direct, Nottingham Weds 14th January 0115 938 3892
- Fabtronic, Northampton Thurs 15th January 01604 638100
- Gear 4 Music, York Weds 28th January - 0843 155 0800
- Wembley Music Thurs 29th January - 0208 795 4001