These clinics are designed for the novice to professional sound technician. The course covers the basic and advanced knowledge base needed for a great sound experience.
Digital and Analog PA systems will be used for the class study.
In the pro audio world, we commonly see our customers use a signal cable for a speaker connection, a speaker cable used for a signal cable, EQs not set correct, input gains creating feedback, the list is endless.
This educational sound course offers a hands-on approach covering a full spectrum of obstacles that is often an easy fix. Your sound technicians will learn what are simple solutions with a knowledge base to cover any audio needs your church or venue may have.
What is a Sound System (2-3 hour class)
The Effects of Acoustics
Electrical Power and Grounding
Speaker/Signal Cables and Connectors
Mixing Consoles (2-3 hour class)
Analog vs Digital Mixing Consoles
Inputs vs Outputs
Microphones/Wireless Microphones/Microphone Proximity and Placement
Mixing Consoles (continued) (2-3 hour class)
Input Gains and Dynamic Headroom
Signal Processing Delay/Reverb/Limiting/Gating/Compression
Panning and Summing
Sweepable Equalizing, and Parametric vs 31 Band Frequencies
Mixing Instruments, Vocals and Speech
Decibels (dB) and Sound Level
Power Amplifiers and Speakers (3-4 hour class)
Passive Speakers vs Powered Speakers
Speaker Impedance (Ohms)
RMS Watts verses Peak Watts
Crossovers: Internal vs External
Ringing Out Monitors
A pre-registration is required
September 7, 2023 7-9pm
What is a Sound System
September 14, 2023 7-9pm
September 21, 2023 7-9pm
Mixing Consoles (continued)
September 28, 2023 7-10pm
Power Amplifiers and Speakers
Brent Frazier has worked in the music industry for 48 years. As a world-renowned musician, he has worked with over 300 churches and countless offices, restaurants, servicing the audio, video, lighting, and acoustics.
In his commercial studio, he has engineered and/or produced hundreds of recordings ranging in global distribution with clients such as Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Sundance Film Festival, Treefort Entertainment, Parallax Studios, and many others.
Robert Harris has worked in the music industry for 42 years. Besides being a world-class drummer, Robert is also an accredited electronic technician specializing in musical electronic repair. He has worked with Colorado Sound, AXS TV, Guitar Center, and has instructed interns on modern electronic repair technique.
Together, this dynamic duo has been working together since early 2018. Brent and Robert have worked with some of the largest and noted venues in the country as well as churches, government offices, detention centers, and concert venues. They typically cover audio, video, lighting, and acoustics. Between the two, they have ran sound for countless headlining artists, even Broadway shows.
You can trust the experience these two knuckleheads have to offer. With the SOS program, you will have a hard copy of the lesson, hands-on experience, and a final test. The test is not for grading but simply to allows each participant a clear understanding.
The sound courses will be held at the Big Event Music Stage at 149 East Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
This 50 seat location offers a full stage with video. Refreshments will be offered.
Pre-registration is required.
The SOS program tuition for each class is $175.00 or $599.95 for the full 4 class course. We understand most venues and churches have more than one sound person, so for a limited time, you can add one additional technician attendee for only $100.00 for the 4 class course.
Pre-existing installation clients, please use your postcard voucher for discounts.
A pre-registration is required; sign up now--a limited number of seats is available per class to ensure learning is maximized by all participants.
We understand not every venue has the time to commit for several classes and will usually have multiple sound techs to keep an eye on things. These clinics are designed for the on-site sound technicians. The course covers the basic and advanced knowledge base needed for a great sound experience at your location.
This on-site workshop is an average of 2-3 hours and 1-6 sound technicians may attend.
This workshop offers:
*The Effects of Acoustics
*Electrical Power and Grounding
*Speaker/Signal Cables and Connectors
*Microphones/Wireless Microphones/Microphone proximity and placement
*Analytics of your current sound system
*Monitors / In ear monitors
*Ringing out monitors (if applicable)
*Question and answer
We will utilize a mobile workshop pack for examples of cables, connectors, microphones, and audio generators and each tech will have a hands-on for better understanding.
This mobile educational sound clinic offers an in-house approach covering a full spectrum of obstacles that are often easy fixes. Your sound technicians will learn simple solutions with a knowledge base to cover any audio needs your church or venue may have.
The fee for this clinic is only $499.95, (within a 50 mile radius of Hot Springs, AR)
This on-site clinic may be scheduled to fit the best time to assemble your team for optimal results; please allow 2-3 weeks in advance.
Inquiries in the Mobile Clinic are located in the Pre-registration. Fill out the form below and a representative will contact you shortly.
149 East Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901, US
Refunds are made within 7 business days of withdrawal, class cancellation, or approval of extenuating circumstances. Refunds are mailed to registrants who paid by cash or check, or returned to the credit card used to pay the tuition. Classes attended cannot be refunded.
All proceeds benefit the Big Event Foundation for the arts. you may learn more at www.bigeventfoundation.org