SoundGirls.Org has announced a series of educational workshops to be held this month (December) and next (January 2017) at Rat Sound Systems in Camarillo, CA.
All workshops will be led by top A-1 engineer/systems tech Ivan Ortiz of Rat Sound.
First up, on Saturday, December 10, is Best Practices For “Throw & Go” FOH And MON. Topics to be covered include:
—Venue limitations (stage dims, proximity effect, house gear)
—Priority in dialing in a mix
—Microphone selection and placement
—Digital console file management
—USB size selection, virus protection
—Festival file management for guest engineers (output patching, global, scenes, etc.)
In addition, this workshop will provide a hands-on overview of several different console platforms, including models from DiGiCo, Midas, Avid and Soundcraft.
Next, on Saturday, December 17, will be Best Practices With Power & Networking. Topics to be covered include:
—3-phase vs. single phase power
—Clean power sources
—TCP/IP and the “dot whatevers”
—Audio via Cat-5/6 (Dante, AVB, etc.)
The third workshop, slated for Saturday, January 14, is entitled Understanding RF & Wireless Systems. Topics to be addressed include:
—Antenna use/deployment/types (active, passive, helical)
—Cables and impedance
—RF best practices
—Ideal and not-so-ideal scenarios
—What not to do
—Having a plan of action
—Working with limited spectrum
Finally, a workshop on Wednesday, January 18 will focus on Skills Audio Professionals Must Have. Topics include:
—Bringing/wearing many hats
—Understanding one’s place/role in a production
—Working with stage crews
—What sound companies are looking for with technicians
All sessions will be conducted from 10 am to 2 pm on their respective dates. The cost to attend each workshop is $40, and there is a 20 percent discount for attending two or more. Financial assistance is also available.
Rat Sound Systems is located at 486 Constitution Ave., Camarillo, CA 93012
The mission of SoundGirls.org is to inspire and empower the next generation of women in audio and music production by creating a supportive community, providing the tools, knowledge, and support to further their careers.