For most college students, each week starts off with the dreaded Monday morning class. This week however, was differed for students in the Live Sound Technology department at NESCom. They spent Monday and Tuesday of this week working with Meyer Sound Laboratories on a 2-day mixing workshop alongside award-winning sound mixer Buford Jones. Jones worked with students on both technical and personal skills necessary to be a successful live engineer including communication and trust between the artists and mix engineer.
The session Monday included a lecture and presentation from Meyer on linear sound systems as well as hands-on experience in different live mixes done in the Gracie Theatre with a DiGiCo SD8. Tuesday brought more live mixing examples and demonstrations on common signal processing.
Students were excited to learn from and work alongside Buford Jones whose resume of live mixing includes his work with David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Prince and George Harrison. In addition to sharing his professional knowledge on the subject of live mixing, he entertained students with his personal experiences both in-studio and in live venues.
For more information on Meyer Sound Laboratories, visit www.meyersound.com