On The Road Again with MIC TO MONITOR 2017 Tour


ATLANTA, GA (February 17, 2017) – GIK Acoustics announced that company president Glenn Kuras will participate in Prism Sound’s upcoming Mic to Monitor lecture events.

Each seminar features presentations from recording professionals who will answer audience questions on recording techniques. Attendees will learn about audio hardware design, how to get the best out of their studio, and talk to our VIP guest speakers as they personally take you through their mixes and reveal their tips and tricks to achieve their acclaimed, signature sound. Everyone who attends the events will be able to enter a fantastic prize drawing valued at over $6,000. (More details below and HERE.)

GIK Acoustics’ president, Glenn Kuras, will present a discussion on the importance of room treatments and the basics of room setup. Mr. Kuras will also answer audience questions on room acoustics.

The free seminars also include presentations from Prism Sound’s Graham Boswell as well as representatives from pro audio brands Audio Technica, SADiE, and PMC Speakers.

Mic to Monitor Spring 2017 tour:

Webster University’s AES Student Summit – St. Louis, Missouri
Saturday 25th March – 10:00am-7:30pm
You must be registered for the AES Student Summit to take part in the Mic To Monitor sessions – more information and ticket links can be found here: www.websteraes.org/registration/
VIP guest speaker Steve Nye (who has worked with Japan, Frank Zappa and Bryan Ferry)

Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana two events!
Tuesday 28th March – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday 28th March 4:00pm-8:00pm
VIP guest speaker Bob Katz who will present his topic of “Food for Thought: Truth’s Explained and Myths Exposed” during a special keynote evening

Chicago SAE – Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday 29th March – 6:00pm-9:30pm
VIP guest speaker Danny Leake (Stevie Wonder, Sting, Kayne West)

University of Michigan School of Music – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday 30th March – 6:00pm-9:30pm
VIP guest speaker: Nashville and Detroit-based multi-Grammy nominated and two-time Grammy winning mixer, producer, and engineer Collin Dupuis

Cuyahoga Community College – Cleveland, Ohio
Friday 31st March – 6:00pm-9:30pm
VIP guest speaker: Paul Blakemore is an audio engineer with over 40 years of full-time experience.

Availability to Prism Sound’s Mic to Monitor tour is limited and seating is on a first come, first served basis. To register interest and reserve a place, please visit: https://www.prismsound.com/music_recording/events.php?eid=266

$6000 Prize Draw USA
Mic to Monitor Spring Tour

Everyone who attends the events from 25th to 31st March will be able to enter.
One lucky person will win:

Total prize package value = over $6,000!

Join us at a FREE seminar that delivers key insights into modern day recording, mixing and mastering techniques.

      • How do the pros do it?
      • What makes great gear great?
      • How is that hit sound achieved?
      • What does it take to become a successful and in-demand engineer?

Prism Sound is delighted to be running these FREE seminars alongside fellow leading manufacturers SADiE, GIK Acoustics, Audio Technica and Unity Audio as well as VIP guest speakers.

Each seminar features presentations from recording professionals who will answer audience questions on recording techniques. Learn about audio hardware design, get the best out of your studio and talk to our VIP guest speaker as they personally take you through their mixes and reveal their tips and tricks to achieve their acclaimed, signature sound.

Mic to Monitor 2017 will kick off at Webster AES Student Summit in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 25. The tour then moves to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on March 28, Chicago, Illinois on March 29, Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 30 and Cleveland, Ohio on March 31. More venues and dates are to be added.

Mic to Monitor Speakers include:

Graham Boswell, Prism Sound co-founder and Sales Director. He has been at the forefront of digital audio for over 30 years, starting with the ground-breaking Neve DSP project in the early 1980’s before Philips and SONY launched the Compact Disc (CD) format. He has wide experience of digital audio technology and applications including audio DSP processing and processor design, continuous recording systems for long term logging applications, networking and streaming and the Prism Sound range of audio test and measurement equipment. His presentation on this Mic to Monitor tour will consider the issue of audio quality in digital audio systems, how we define it and some of the pitfalls and myths that surround the subject including a new take on clocking arrangements.

Steve Savanyu, Educational Services Director for Audio Technica. His presentation entitled ‘Microphones are like the Engineer’s palette’ will highlight how choosing the right microphone can enhance the sound in the recording process. He will examine the differences between condenser, dynamic and ribbon microphone technology and explain how to apply these tools in recording applications. The talk will also cover advances in ribbon microphones, new transducer concepts and updates to classic microphone designs. Steve Savanyu has his own recording studio and also specializes in multi-media projects.

Glenn Kuras, owner and President of GIK Acoustics. He will discuss why all rooms dedicated to audio need acoustic treatment, and how to set up a room including absorption vs diffusion and treating corners. For over 10 years Glenn has used his expertise in room acoustics to assist engineers, recording studios, music producers, business centers and commercial spaces solve acoustic issues within their facilities.

About Prism Sound

Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high-quality professional digital audio hardware and software for music and sound production for the music, film, television, radio and multi-media markets and a range of specialized measurement equipment used in audio equipment development, manufacturing, system building and maintenance. The company’s product range includes a range of audio interfaces covering applications from desktop or mobile recording & production to major studio facilities; Prism Sound also produces the SADIE audio production workstation software used by major national broadcasters such as the BBC, as well as many of the world’s leading mastering houses and classical or live music recording engineers. Prism Sound measurement equipment is used to measure the performance of either audio electronic devices or electroacoustic devices and is well established in major manufacturing sectors such as automotive electronics, headphones and headsets as well as professional audio.


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