Rat Sound training comes to the Middle East
LEBANON: Rat Sound has held its first training session in the Middle East with a seminar at the Radisson Blu Martinez hotel in Beirut. The seminar saw local sound professionals benefit from the experience and ideas of FOH engineer and company president Dave Rat.
With everything from mic placement to mixing techniques covered, the interactive session was filled with tips for engineers to overcome practical challenges. However, the overriding message was that the job of an engineer was not to make a concert sound perfect, but to create memories for the audience and help to connect the band and the crowd.
Following the seminar there was an in-depth question and answer session where specific challenges that the participants were facing were addressed and solutions suggested.
‘I do this to share some of the techniques I have learned over the years,’ noted Dave Rat. ‘Education in the sound industry has got much better with manufacturers doing workshops, but I wish there had been more people sharing their knowledge when I was a young engineer.’