Stage Audio Works to host
Professional AV specialists, Stage Audio Works, are to host two audio workshops on 12th and 13th October at 3Ci Church in Pretoria. The sessions will be run by a team from MxU, experts in church production based in Knoxville TN, who will be flying over especially for the event. Additional support will be provided by German manufacturer, d&b audiotechnik, also strong advocates of education and furtherment. Thanks to their participation alongside that of Stage Audio Works, tickets are very reasonably priced at only R750 – less than half the cost of the equivalent event in the US.
Stage Audio Works CTO, Nathan Ihlenfeldt, is delighted to host the workshops. “Empowering people is one of the core values that underpins everything we do at Stage Audio Works,” he says. “Offering people the knowledge to operate their systems and enabling local organisations to act independently is crucial – and not just concerning the specific equipment we provide, but in terms of production as a whole. Our aim, where possible, is to provide technical personnel with the tools they require so that institutions can get the most out of their AV systems for years to come.”
MxU is globally recognised as the premier resource on all things relating to church production. Born in 2016 out of frustration at the level of audio, production, leadership and discipleship components available to most church technicians (many of whom are volunteers and not from professional AV backgrounds), MxU has grown into a brand known for its no-nonsense approach to church production.
At the Pretoria workshops, industry specialists will share their expertise, focusing exclusively on education through ‘practical demonstration’ rather than ‘boring lectures’. For a small subscription fee, attendees will be able to draw on MxU’s extensive library of pre-produced training material to reference certain topics and techniques covered during the event.
“It’s key to invest in bringing international expertise to South Africa, helping to inspire excellence and expose local end-users to global industry practices and standards,” continues Ihlenfeldt. “As a technologically developed country with a steadily growing stake in the live production market, South Africa should be included at the table. We’re excited to be promoting this experience.”