On Tuesday, August 21, Soundcraft continues its "Mixing with Professionals" series at the HARMAN campus in Northridge, Calif., with seminars hosted by front-of-house engineer Dave Kay (pictured). The course will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided. The course is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited. Attendance is open to freelance or employed professional sound engineers.
Kay is a director at Adlib Audio in Liverpool, UK, and has mixed indoor and outdoor shows in the U.S., England, Australia, Japan and numerous locations around the globe, including festivals with The Coral, Scissor Sisters, The Lightning Seeds, and Scottish band Del Amitri.
Kay will host a hands-on tutorial with Soundcraft Vi consoles, with two or three guests per Vi console in a classroom setting. Kay will offer stories from his years of experience on the road, and inform participants on how to configure and mix a show using the Vi Series of consoles. Guests who bring their own USB stick can save their settings and take them on the road for their next gig, or carry on working on their show settings using the Soundcraft Virtual Vi offline editor, available for free from the Soundcraft Website.
“The Soundcraft Vi6 is user friendly, without skimping on any essential features,” Kay says. “It has been designed with the engineer in mind to give as much visual feedback that you would take for granted on an analog console. With some digital consoles you have to scroll through layers of menus and screens. The Vi6’s interface does not slow you down, yet the snapshot feature is very comprehensive and enables you to go as deep as you want to go with it.”