Stage Research is returning for its second year as a corporate sponsor of the Live Design Broadway Sound Master Classes to be held May 16-17 in New York City. The Master Classes are known as the industry's most comprehensive training ground for sound, lighting and projection design. At last year's sessions Stage Research netted the coveted Sound Product of the Year Award for its flagship SFX software.
Stage Research will raise its profile at the 2009 Broadway Sound Master Classes where it will be showcasing its line of audio products and offering special training to any visiting SFX user, notes cofounder Carlton Guc. "We're very happy to be returning to the sound sessions where Stage Research received accolades for SFX last year. As our customer base continues to grow we hope many of them will turn out for the Master Classes."
The keynote speaker of the Broadway Sound Master Classes will be sound designer Jonathan Deans who currently has "Spiderman" on Broadway, a new Cirque du Soleil show on tour and another new Cirque production in Las Vegas.
Also on tap will be John Taylor from d&b audiotechnik's education department who will speak on Archiving Sound Design and take a fresh look at the challenges of archiving theater sound design.
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, Soft Plot, Light Factory, ShowBuilder: Sound Design and other audio and lighting software. For more information, visit our website at www.StageResearch.com.