Stage Research, show sound and lighting software designers, will be providing a day of SFX training to students on July 15th at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV) Experience-Based Technical Theatre Training Program (now in its 3rd year).
The information-packed, 8-week (June/July) 2009 course curricula will cover every aspect of stage-show arts and sciences, from drafting/CAD and rigging to sound, special effects and more.
The core of the program will feature heads-up, hands-on SFX software training with Stage Research's own Carlton Guc. This session will explore the depths and mechanics of SFX (staged music-and-sound playback technology), as well as the diverse applications it's suited to. Also to be introduced is the new ShowBuilder 6 with an emphasis on designing the Sound System.
From Broadway and concerts to exhibits and events, SFX (now in its re-worked version 6.2) brings ease, convenience and flexibility to the design and production of memorable live-show soundtracks worldwide.
SILV's Sound Technology SFX class (laptop required) includes literature, software and lunch. Worth 3 college credits, it promises to be an exciting venture into what makes this premium software tick, literally and figuratively. If you aren't enrolled, see you next year!
SFX is found at all levels of theater from academics to the pros. Professional theaters use the software to create reliable and enriched soundscapes and it has been employed in many award-winning shows, including several Tony Award winners. The academic stage (elementary education through college) and amateur theater appreciate SFX for the high quality of shows it can create and because it can be easily run by novice operators. Students using SFX get the added benefit of learning the software they will most likely work with when they enter the theatrical job market.
SFX 6 provides features that no other product can. It enables designers to refine and create effects on-site rather than having to shuttle back and forth between a studio and performance space. This affords the freedom to optimize sound designs for the acoustics of the space and other components of the performance. SFX 6's newly rewritten audio engine frees the need for an OS playback engine for hassle-free mixing and placement of audio. SFX 6 features an intuitive user-interface and can be programmed to run complex events with little or no user input.
About Stage Research
Stage Research is the developer of SFX, SoftPlot, LightFactory, ShowBuilder and other audio and lighting software. For more information, call 888-267-0859 or visit www.stageresearch.com.