HARMAN’s Soundcraft will bring its free “Mixing with Professionals” program to New York City on Tuesday, May 8, at Dale Pro Audio, and to Reading, Penn., at Sigmet Corporation, on Wednesday, May 9. Veteran front-of-house engineer Monty Lee Wilkes will host the workshops.
The events are open to professionals wanting to learn more about the Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles, those making the transition from analog to digital consoles, new engineers and others.
Each day will feature two identical sessions, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon or from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wilkes has been working in the live entertainment industry since the age of 15, having served as FOH engineer for artists including The Replacements, Nirvana, Prince and The Smithereens. In recent years, Wilkes has been the FOH engineer for The Scissor Sisters, The B-52s, Jessica Simpson and R. Kelly.
“Monty is one of the most accomplished FOH engineers in the industry and his commitment to excellence goes hand-in-hand with our philosophy here at Soundcraft,” says Soundcraft Studer's Katy Templeman-Holmes. “We are looking forward to meeting with attendees to learn more about their needs as technicians and engineers, while providing the opportunity for Monty to share his invaluable experience from working with such a broad range of accomplished artists.”