Waves Audio has appointed U.K.-based audio engineer Val Gilbert as Waves Live product specialist.
In his new capacity, Gilbert will communicate with other live sound engineers across the U.K., sharing his knowledge of Waves plugins, the SoundGrid system and typical workflows in the live sound arena.
The addition of Gilbert further emphasizes Waves’ ongoing expansion in the live sound sector. For several years, he was based in France, where he gained an extensive background in live sound as a front-of-house engineer for major touring acts, working with artists such as Makali and Really Addictive Sound, and for companies such as Universal and TS Productions, across Europe and to Russia and the USA. He relocated to the U.K. just over two years ago.
Gilbert is a long-time Waves user both live and in-studio. “I’m currently working with French/Belgian Afro-folk band Namogodine, as we prepare the release of their next album for this coming spring and the supporting tour,” he says. “I’m in the process of mixing the album, so it will be great to take the Waves processing I’ll be using in the studio with me on the road, and not have to compromise on dynamics and effects.
“As a Waves Live Product Specialist,” he continues, “I know the ins and outs of the Waves SoundGrid system across all the different platforms for which it is available. I will be conducting demonstrations and training at different locations across the U.K., as well as providing frontline technical support for Waves SoundGrid users.”