Mic to Monitor, Prism Sound’s educational seminar tour, is heading to Ireland in May.
Aimed at music production students, hobbyists and professionals, these free seminars aim to dispel the many myths surrounding the recording process. The events answer 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?
The course will take place at Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Dublin on May 25 in association with Big Bear Sound. It will be supported by manufacturers SADiE, GIK Acoustics and PMC Speakers.
The guest speaker for this event is producer and engineer Rob Kirwan, who has worked with many artists from U2, Depeche Mode, Editors, Bell X1 to Local Natives. Kirwan produced and engineered the self-titled debut album by Hozier, which reached No.1 in the Irish Charts, the US Top Rock Album Charts, US Top Alternative Album Charts and US Folk Album Charts. He also had a No.1 hit on the UK Album charts in 2016 with The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey.
Kirwan, who is regularly in the running for the Choice Music Prize in his native Ireland, believes that his key role as a producer lies in the skill for identifying elements that make an artist sound individual, then enhancing those elements. He will talk Mic to Monitor attendees through some of his mixes and reveal how he gets his signature sound.
The seminar will also feature presentations from all three supporting manufacturers and the topics discussed will range from audio hardware design, recording techniques and how to get the best from your studio.