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#1 – Laughing with Jon
One of my favorite sessions from Live Sound Summit in 2018 was How I Approach a Soundcheck with Jon Burton. His technical training was great, but the best part was really that Jon has stories to back up everything that he teaches and most of them are hilarious.
#2 – Networking with Bodo
Networking is definitely a weak point in my training. I have some templates for how a few things work, but if there are ever problems I’m not good at trouble shooting.
Why does console control need to be a static IP address, but Dante should use DHCP? Can I run them both on the same network? Will my little D-link switch do the job? Do I need a redundant backup for every step in the signal chain?
Bodo’s session is titled Don’t panic! …it’s only a network, which is perfect for my mild anxiety.
#3 – Console prep with Pooch
I’m a fan of the Digico consoles. I’m looking forward to learning how Ken ‘Pooch’ Van Druten sets up his SD7 for the Iron Maiden tour. Also, we’re working on the audio connections. Hopefully you’ll even be able to hear what’s happening in the console.
#4 – Gain Structure with Pat
At the end of some training events the only takeaway you have is, “I have a lot more to learn.” That’s a good thing, but I’m always a bit disappointed if everything was so far over my head that I leave with no new actions I can try in the field.
This is not so when training with Pat Brown. One of my biggest takeaways from attending SynAudCon’s Sound System Design seminar is that Pat is an experienced teacher. He knows how to step you into complex subject in a way that is not overwhelming or pedantic or unnecessarily scholarly.
#5 – Wireless with Stephen
Last year Stephen Pavlik blew me away with his demos. I had no idea that you could (and should) test a coaxial antenna cable for transmission problems. His presentation opened my eyes to how much more I can do to create a rock solid wireless system and I’m looking forward to this year’s session called Digital RF: The Future of Wireless?.
#6 – Pyro with Aleš
Aleš Štefančič has a lot of great stories about shows gone wrong. One of my favorites is when a pyro surge made him think that all of the speakers in one array were blown. There are a lot of laughs and surprises and of course, lessons to be learned with each.