New York (October 3, 2006)–EAW boxes have gone on tour in the past, but now the brand itself is on tour throughout the U.S. on its new “Brains, Boxes & Beyond” (B3) jaunt, a series of technology seminars appearing throughout North America to provide in-depth education to audio professionals.
Systems Contractor News.’ border=’1′> Bill King of Richard Dean & Associates (left), Jay Vigneau of Signet (center) and Jhonald Miranda of The Sound Doctor (right) at a recent EAW B3 session held at Boston Light & Sound, seen paging through a copy of Pro Sound News‘ sister magazine, Systems Contractor News.The seminar series, which kicked off in Winston-Salem, NC, will be presented in larger metropolitan areas around the U.S. at regular intervals in the coming months. The curriculum for the one-day intensive seminars has developed by EAW technical training manager Bernie Broderick and commercial product manager Dave Raneses, who collectively offer more than 40 years of audio training and product development experience.
“The focus of B3 is teaching crucial and universally valuable audio concepts as opposed to simple product demonstrations,” Broderick said. “With these seminars, we’re committed to providing truly useful solutions to audio professionals who face an ever-changing work environment as audio systems become more capable, and as a result, more complex.”
Raneses added, “We also understand just how busy everyone is these days, and that’s why we’ve made the commitment to take this educational effort on the road. Access to knowledge shouldn’t come at a huge price tag or time expense for professionals who are already working extremely hard to serve their customers.”
Each seminar session runs for a full day and offers diverse audio coursework in a live lab setting, with six educational sessions presented. Two subjects covered in-depth include point-source theory and line-array theory, as well as various mechanical, acoustic and operational topics. Rather than being confined to a classroom, attendees utilize full-scale EAW systems to evaluate and further refine the points being presented. Open dialogue is encouraged and the seminars are designed to facilitate discussions and Q & A with instructors and fellow attendees.
“As an industry leader, we believe it’s essential to provide working professionals with truly useful education that applies directly to their work on the front lines of sound reinforcement,” notes Jeffrey Cox, EAW brand group vice president. “Anyone who takes the time to attend a B3 seminar will come away with valuable knowledge and insight, regardless if they choose to utilize EAW products or not. That’s our mission.”
“Brains, Boxes and Beyond” Technology Tour