Mic to Monitor, Prism Sound’s educational seminar tour, is heading to BPM PRO for a two-day schedule of music production seminars, panels and guest speakers.
BPM PRO takes place at the Genting Arena, NEC, Birmingham, on 11-12 September.
The tour is targeted at music production students, hobbyists and professionals, and aims to dispel the many myths surrounding the recording process.
Graham Boswell, sales director of Prism Sound, says: “No matter where you are in the world, there are always new recording tricks and techniques to be learned, even by people who are already making a successful living in this field. That’s what Mic to Monitor sets out to achieve – to impart knowledge by providing a vehicle for recording professionals to share their experience with the next generation of audio engineers.”
On the first day of the show, Mic To Monitor will include an Audio Interface session presented by Jody Thorne, sales and marketing manager for Prism Sound, and with guest engineer Mandy Parnell. There will also be a session on studio monitors with Unity Audio.
The main panel at 3pm, Women in Music, will be hosted by DJ and B-Side Project remix contest founder Yvette Chivers. Panelists include Estelle Rubio (producer), Krystal Roxx (DJ/producer) and Mandy Parnell (mastering engineer).
The panel will be followed by An Audience With Utah Saints (pictured), where the house legend duo will talk about their extensive careers in the music industry and answer questions from the audience. Utah Saints have released nine Top 40 UK hits, sold over 2 million records worldwide, supported U2 on a UK and European tour and set up and run their own record labels, with their own commercial studio in Leeds.
On September 12, Mic to Monitor will include an Audio Interface session with guest producer Jez Willis and a second Studio Monitors session with Unity Audio.
The main 3pm panel, called The Remix Culture, will be hosted by Prism Sound’s Jody Thorne and panelists will include Jez Willis (Utah Saints), Roni Size, Greg Marshall (Association for Electronic Music), Ashley Howard (PRS For Music) and Yvette Chivers (B-Side Project).
The tour will end with An Audience With Roni Size. Size is a founder member of Reprazent, which won a Mercury Prize with New Forms. He will discuss his career highlights and provide insights into his dance music and production inspirations.
Places at Mic to Monitor’s BPM PRO events are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.