Sound Summit series heading to Orlando

On 9 March 2016, DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics, Sound Devices and new partner K-Tek will come together for The Sound Summit Orlando at Full Sail University.

This event is part of a new series of informal networking and educational presentations by these companies for the audio community. Past host cities have included New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta, with additional new locations due to be announced later this year.

Hosted by Mark Johnson, Full Sail’s show production program director, The Sound Summit Orlando will take place from 3pm to 8pm, with short informational presentations from each of the manufacturers from 4pm to 5:30pm, followed by food, refreshments and social/networking time. Representatives from all four manufacturers will be available throughout to discuss best practices for utilising all four brands’ products during a production.

Gabriel Antonini, national sales support/business development manager for DPA, will speak about polar patterns, frequency response, off-axis linearity and placement of lavalier and shotgun microphones. To highlight these topics, Antonini will be using the company’s d:screet Miniature Microphones and d:dicate 4017B Shotgun Microphone. Alongside Antonini will be DPA’s Christopher Spahr, VP of sales and marketing, Leonardo Romero, sales director, Latin America and James Capparelle, marketing manager.

“We can’t thank Full Sail enough for hosting this event,” said Capparelle. “Being a Full Sail alumni myself, I can’t think of a better platform for our fifth consecutive Sound Summit, and hope that the students who attend will take away as much as the industry professionals do.”

Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics’ VP of sales and service, added: "The Sound Summit has proven to be an excellent event for all involved. At the events in Chicago, Atlanta and New York last year, we enjoyed sharing ideas and learning from our customers and the professional sound community in a relaxed setting. Now, with the addition of K-Tek we are adding even more exciting, professional solutions for production sound professionals."

On stage for Sound Devices will be Jon Tatooles, co-founder and chief business development officer, who will discuss Sound Devices’ MixAssist technology – now integrated into its 688 mixer/recorder. “We look forward to bringing valuable knowledge to both new and experienced audio engineers at the next Sound Summit at Full Sail University,” he stated. “The Sound Summit events have proven to be an excellent opportunity to speak with our customers face-to-face. We learn just as much from customers as they do from us manufacturers.”

K-Tek owner and president Brenda Klemme commented: “We are excited to join the Sound Summit family of leading pro-audio manufacturers in 2016, as we are celebrating our 20th anniversary. The Sound Summit is a great opportunity for us to meet with users and discuss our products and share additional information about them – all while learning more about the day-to-day demands of working in the field. This dialogue is the keystone for our product development that allows us to continually improve our product lines.”

To sign up for the free event, you can register via the website below.