The Wick Studios in Brunswick – better known to crusty Melbourne rockers as the old Dane Centre – recently hosted a full house of Midas Pro Series consoles for three days of industry and student training. The full line-up was represented with the Pro9, Pro6 Pro2, Pro2c, Pro3, and the Pro1 all available for hands-on mixing with a live multitrack recording running to all desks via their AES50 network.
The major training event originally started as the request of Bek Varcoe. Bek is a system tech and engineer who also teaches production at Victoria University’s TAFE division in Yarraville. She regularly approaches production companies, distributors and other industry bodies to provide valuable real-world training to her students.
National Audio Systems’ Dave Jaques and Brian Vayler were on hand to guide pros and students alike through everything you need to know to get a mix up on a Pro, from patching through to channel EQ. After the formal tutorial, both Dave and Brain went one-on-one with attendees, answering specific questions and sharing their knowledge.
“We’ve never had this many Pro Series in one room!” said Dave. “We’ve now had upwards of 50 people come through in the last three days and do the course. We’re looking at rolling this out across the nation, so we’ll be definitely be running more.”
NAS thanks Wick Entertainment (www.thewick.com.au) for the use of the venue. Image credits: Forever Films (www.foreverfilms.com.au)
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