Prism Sound will this autumn launch a new series of its free Mic to Monitor educational seminars and workshops. The Mic to Monitor events will take place in cities throughout the UK and US.
Targeted at professionals, hobbyists and music production students, Mic to Monitor aims to "dispel the many myths surrounding the recording process", answering questions such as "What makes great gear great?," "What does it take to become a successful and in-demand audio engineer?", "How do recording professionals tackle different aspects of their productions?" and "How is a hit sound achieved?".
Each seminar will feature presentations from recording professionals, who will answer audience questions on recording techniques. There will also be the opportunity to demo and win recording equipment.
The first Mic to Monitor tour was in spring 2015 (see Prism Sound kicks off Mic to Monitor roadshow).
Graham Boswell, Prism Sound's sales director (pictured), says: "We introduced Mic to Monitor seminars as a vehicle for recording professionals to share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of audio engineers. The music-recording industry is constantly evolving and there are always new tricks and techniques to be learned, even by people who are already making a successful living in this field.
"We are delighted that Mic to Monitor has become such a successful brand, and this latest tour will bring the event to an even wider audience across two continents."
Mic to Monitor 2015 kicks off in the US, with the first event on 12 September at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, in conjunction with the AES. The tour then moves on to Chicago on 14 September, Detroit on 15 September and Cleveland, Ohio, on 16 September. Guest speakers for the American dates include Edward J. 'UK' Nixon, of the Grammy-winning JUSTICE League, who will give an insight into his career trajectory and demonstrate his approach to workflow, mixing style and processes.
The tour comes to the UK in October, with events planned at Huddersfield University on the 1st, Birmingham Conservatoire on the 6th, the University of Westminster on the 8th, the University of the West of England in Bristol on the 13th, Leeds Beckett University on the 15th, SSR Manchester on the 22nd, LIPA in Liverpool on the 27th and Southampton Solent University on the 29th.
Places on the Mic To Monitor tour are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To register interest and reserve a place, visit www.prismsound.com/music_recording/events.php?eid=230 (UK events) or www.prismsound.com/music_recording/events.php?eid=226 (US events).