Neutrik donated two "Easy Patch" Bantam TT patchbays to Women's Audio Mission to be used in the organization's new studio.Lakewood, NJ (September 4, 2008)--Neutrik is aiding the Women's Audio Mission (WAM) in its continuing efforts to increase opportunities for women in the audio engineering industry, by donating two "Easy Patch" Bantam TT patchbays to WAM to be used as central connection points in the organization's newly constructed recording studio.
As an international, nonprofit, women-run organization based in San Francisco, WAM is dedicated to the advancement of female audio engineers. Through its new studio, WAM will be embarking on online training sessions this fall to expand its reach and impact beyond the San Francisco area. These classes will be offered in a "video on demand" format on the organization's website that will include lectures and instructional seminars. Through its onsite and newly created online workshops, WAM introduces, supports and expands on its traditional recording arts course of study.
The studio, which officially opened in June, is now the site for several real-world projects. WAM is currently recording five local San Francisco bands and is busy on a feature film where it is responsible for narration and voiceover work. Advanced WAM students are helping in the actual construction and coordination of the gear used within the rack space.
"As the nerve center of the studio, patchbays are a really important part of this project," says Terri Winston, president, Women's Audio Mission. "We immediately thought of Neutrik, not only because they have been a continued supporter of our organization, but because they offer the quality we are looking for."
Thanks to donations from several industry manufacturers, the studio is equipped with state-of-the-art gear including Neutrik patchbays and connectors, RapcoHorizon cable, Daking mic pre/EQ and FET compressor, A-Designs Red mic pre and REDDI tube DI, Avedis Audio 500 series rack, Lavry Blue A2D2 mic pres and ADA, Mojave, Shure and THE microphones, Digidesign Pro Tools|HD system and ProControl with Edit pack, Otari Status Console, Little Labs IBP Phase Tool, Mackie HR624mkii monitors, Mackie Control Universal Pro with Extender, Metric Halo SpectraFoo, Gotham Audio cable, Mogami cable and Ready Acoustics acoustic treatment.
"WAM continues to make an impact on female audio engineers through its educational workshops," says Jim Cowan, president of Neutrik USA. "WAM is now able to provide real-world experience through its newly created studio, offering classes onsite as well as online. Neutrik USA is excited to be a part of this through our product donations."
In its previous support of WAM, Neutrik USA provided 50 of its NC3FX, NC3MX and NP3C connectors, as well as 25 of its NP2C connectors, for the organization to use in its workshops, including "Make Your Own Cables" and "Basic Audio Electronics/Testing & Wiring" courses.
Women's Audio Mission