Owner of Sound GP and respected audio engineer, Cristo Hattingh, in collaboration with Wild & Marr recently held an Avid VENUE S6L professional workshop on 16 July in Strydom Park, Randburg. The workshop was enthusiastically attended by a range of local rental companies, freelance sound engineers and students. The workshop is the start of a series which is set to make its way to Cape Town soon.

As well as providing insight into the Avid Venue S6L Workflows, Layouts, Plugin Racks, Snapshots and the Control section, Hattingh engaged attendees with practical examples drawn from his personal experience working on the latest season of The Voice: South Africa, a project which Sound GP has been working on for a number of seasons. Avid’s Pro Audio and Live Sound representative, Jean-Gabriel Grandouiller, was also in attendance who demonstrated a few tips, tricks and features included on the console’s latest software update.

Avid recently announced an impressive expansion to their Avid VENUE S6L live sound family, with three new control surfaces (48 fader, 24 and 16 fader), a new engine (112 E6L), and two new I/O racks (32 and 16 I/O)—built on the unified technology platform.

Offering unmatched modularity, scalability, and flexibility to meet any size production, space, or budget requirement, VENUE | S6L is the industry’s only live sound platform with 100% software, hardware, and show file compatibility across all system components.

Wild & Marr sponsored a lucky draw for two pairs of Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones. The SRH840’s feature a precisely tailored frequency response that delivers rich bass, clear mid-range and extended highs designed specifically for professional audio engineers and musicians.

John Naicker (ASE)

Nkwane Matlala (Gearhouse)

 The winners were John Naicker (ASE) and Nkwane Matlala (Gearhouse).

The attendees were treated to a live demonstration of JBL VTX A8 & B18 hosted by a seasoned engineer and JBL ambassador Juan Soothill. The VTX A8 is a next-generation line array element that delivers JBL Professional’s flagship VTX A Series technology in a compact solution for small to mid-size rental and installed applications. The VTX A8 was designed to solve the diverse sound reinforcement needs of production companies, rental houses, theatres, houses of worship, as well as production applications requiring front fills, side arrays or other auxiliary support for larger-scale VTX systems.