LaMirada, CA (March 31, 2009)–The Worship Arts Technology Summit, (WATS) to be held June 8-10 on the campus of Biola University in LaMirada, CA, is an educational event catering to church technicians who seek in-depth knowledge of audio and recording. The Summit is co-sponsored by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., as well as co-sponsors Shure, Martin Lighting, Media Shout and Yamaha Corporation of America.
Audio Track training seminars will encompass 12 sessions, several of which will encompass hands-on labs mixing live music. The basics of mixing on a digital console with emphasis placed on building a recallable mix template will also be covered, as well as training on analog consoles.
“The Audio Fundamentals” Group A and Group B sessions, taught by Dan Craik, house of worship marketing manager for Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, will focus on common audio terms, standards and practices using a Yamaha M7CL console. “This class will cover a non-mathematical overview of the physical and psycho-acoustical properties of sound that every mix engineer must know,” states Craik.
A third Audio Track session, entitled “The Art and Science of Mixing/EQ,” will cover all aspects of the mix, focusing on EQ, with a fourth session, entitled “The Art and Science of Mixing/Effects Processing,” focusing on compression and use of effects.
Three microphone sessions are scheduled: “How to Mic Individual Instruments,” “Recording Basics,” and a session on Wireless Mic Systems presented by Doug Gould of Shure.
Additional sessions include “The Art and Science of Mixdown;” “Racks and Stacks;” “Critical Listening,” taught by house of worship audio engineer John Mills; “Audio System Design;” and “Mixing for the Musical Production.”
Audio Track session presenters also include Randy Weitzel, District Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems and Mike Overlin from Yamaha Corporation of America, Institutional Commercial Services for Houses of Worship.
“WATS at Muskegon, Michigan was a maiden voyage for us, and so this year, we have planned specific sessions based on the overwhelming response we received from those that attended last year,” says Craik. “The manufacturing sponsors are quite cognizant of the expense associated with attending WATS, so we want the time technicians spend with us to be well worth the trip.”
Worship Arts Technology Summit
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.