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LONDON – HARMAN’s Polish distributors ESS Audio arrived at Klub Wytwornia in the City of Lodz recently to coincide with the annual SoundEdit Festival, an annual, international festival dedicated to music producers and sound designers. While Brian Eno was holding court at the Festival, a staggering 170 tour sound engineers turned up to support ESS Audio’s series of workshops, which were presented at the festival for the second consecutive year.
Showcasing products from the HARMAN Professional portfolio, this highly successful educational event was designed to train sound professionals in the methods of tuning sound systems, including tops, subwoofers (in cardioid, front and end-fire configurations) using JBL HiQnet Performance Manager, JBL Line Array Calculator (LAC-II) and Smaart software. Soundcraft’s new Vi5000 was also tied into the working rig, while another Vi2000 console was on show as well as the JBL VTX M22 stage monitor.
“Everyone loved the event,” exclaimed ESS Audio director, Witold Karalow, adding that the company is already preparing another similar event in March and has confirmed that it will be returning to SoundEdit 2017.
This is just the beginning of a training academy which is expected be rolled out across EMEA by HARMAN in 2017. According to Ed Jackson, HARMAN Senior Application Engineer, Tour Sound, EMEA, these System Optimisation Workshops will be led by HARMAN technical personnel, under his supervision.
He explained, “This follows on from the training we did in Ibiza earlier this summer and will cover JBL VTX line array theory and the integration of Smaart measurement software. We will also be running training on the Soundcraft Vi consoles for both Mixing and Servicing engineers.”
Once again HARMAN will work in conjunction with local distributors. “In addition to knowledge sharing, the idea is to build up face-to-face contact with end users,” Jackson concludes.
Watch this space for further information.