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Deaf Havana FOH man Ben Hammond is lucky #7 for PSNPresents

Pro Sound Awards finalist confirmed for live panel

Ben Hammond, FOH engineer for Deaf Havana, Young Guns, Saxon, The Veronicas and Jagaara, is confirmed for the PSNPresents live panel.

The 2012 API Awards and 2013 Pro Sound Awards engineer of the year finalist (see Finalists for this year’s Pro Sound Awards revealed) and owner of Reel Recording Studios joins other leading names from the world of live/broadcast sound for a night of revelation and revelry at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho. All those who attend stand the chance of winning a Focusrite RedNet 6 MADI bridge (one of a range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces which deliver studio-quality sound to a range of pro-audio applications) worth over £1,500.

PSNPresents, inspired by The Pre-Roll section of last year’s Pro Sound Awards, is centred around a sequence of on-stage interviews and panels with leading lights from the pro-audio spectrum. Focusrite was recently announced as the first event sponsor (see Focusrite confirmed as PSNPresents… sponsor), with more to be confirmed very soon..

Hammond will join Charles ‘Chicky’ Reeves, who swapped tales of life on the road with Grace Jones and Prince at The Pre-Roll in September (see Prince FOH Chicky Reeves back for more at PSNPresents) and Massive Attack’s Robb Allan on a panel to discuss the highs and lows of working in the live sound scene. (Further panelists are still to be announced imminently.)

While the live sound panel represents the second half of the evening’s entertainment, the first half of will find Bafta-nominated Scott Talbott, craft manager at BBC Studios and Post Production, Strictly Come Dancing sound supervisor Andy Tapley, National Theatre head of sound and video Jonathan Suffolk and the Royal Opera House’s Steve Zissler in a lively Q&A session about the challenges of live sound in the broadcast and theatre environments.

PSNPresents will take place at the Ham Yard Hotel, London, on Thursday 12 March from 6.45pm with a 7.30pm start. Tickets are FREE!

A variety of sponsorship packages are still available for the event. Contact Ryan O’Donnell ([email protected]), Darrell Carter ([email protected]) or Rian Zoll-Khan ([email protected]) for more information.