Mic to Monitor, Prism Sound‘s educational seminar tour, is heading to Ireland in May when the first event in its 2017 schedule will take place at Windmill Lane Recording Studios.
Aimed at music production students, hobbyists and professionals, these free seminars aim to dispel the many myths surrounding the recording process.
The events answer those all-important 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?
Mic To Monitor at Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Dublin will take place on May 25th 2017 in association with Big Bear Sound. It will be supported by fellow manufacturers SADiE, GIK Acoustics and PMC Speakers.
The guest speaker for this event is producer and engineer Rob Kirwan, who has worked with many diverse artists including U2, Depeche Mode, Editors, Bell X1 and 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.
Both Hozier and PJ Harvey were nominated for a Grammy in 2015 and 2016 respectively. He also recorded PJ Harvey’s Mercury Music Prize winning album Let England Shake.
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.
Graham Boswell, sales director of Prism Sound, says: “We’ve been running Mic To Monitor events for more than five years now and their popularity continues to grow. Over the years, we’ve visited many countries in Europe and Asia, as well as holding numerous events in the USA.
“Mic to Monitor remains relevant because, 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. Our aim is to give people the opportunity to learn from experts who are happy to share the knowledge they have learned over many years in the industry.”
Further Mic to Monitor events are planned for 2017 in the USA and Europe. These will be announced on the Prism Sound website as dates, venues and speakers are confirmed.
Places at Mic to Monitor are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Those wishing to reserve a place at the Dublin event can register at the link below.