Guest Lecture: Mike Rowland on Sound Monitoring For Singers

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”Guest Lecture: Mike Rowland on Sound Monitoring For Singers” title_type=”single” divider=”false” implicit=”true”]

Sound Monitoring Engineer Mike Rowland

About Mike Rowland: 

Toronto-based (but proudly British) Mike Rowland  is a rare find in canadian music sound engineering. His specialty: Live Sound Monitoring. At 24 yrs old, he has already worked with acts such as:

Thursday, August August 22nd, 2013, 6:00-7:30pm

It’s no secret that sound monitoring is one of the most difficult challenges faced by singers in a live band performance environment. Without good monitoring, you can’t hear yourself. For a singer, the results can be deadly. Most singers end up pushing their voice too hard in an attempt to hear themselves, ruining yours and the audiences enjoyment of your performance while ruining your voice in the process. This  can end a tour with sometimes catastrophic consequences for you and those who rely on you.

In this survival-guide-style lecture, we will investigate everything you need to know about good stage monitoring to make it through every performance alive, and in good vocal health.

You will learn:

  • Good mic technique
  • How mic technique affects monitoring
  • Different kinds of mics and how they affect your voice
  • Different kinds of monitoring
  • How to select good (affordable?) in-ear monitoring
  • Working with the sound engineer (or a monitoring engineer if you’re lucky – but few of us may be able to afford a dedicating monitoring solution – or can you?)
  • What to do when the monitoring is bad (which is, let’s be honest, most of the time)
  • How to position monitor speakers to direct sound at you.
  • Mike stories on the road (his worst and greatest experiences)

Event is FREE for members, and $20 for non-members.

To register for the lecture, email our Front Desk Coordinator.