Soundcraft’s “Mixing with Professionals” Seminars Heads to Chicago

Barry Manilow's Front of House Engineer Ken Newman

HARMAN Soundcraft’s “Mixing withProfessionals” (MwP) series will breeze into the Windy City on October 16. MwPoffers tips and tricks about using Soundcraft Vi Series consoles from some oflive sound’s most experienced engineers. The Chicago sessions will be hosted byKen Newman, front of house engineer for Barry Manilow and owner of NewmanAudio.

Ken Newman is currently on tour withBarry Manilow and has also mixed live sound for Chris Isaak, Anita Baker,Stevie Nicks, Liza Minnelli, Paul Anka and other top performers. He beganmixing sound in 1972 as a teenager and has never looked back.

Newmanwill give MwP attendees formal training with plenty of hands-on time with ViSeries consoles in a classroom atmosphere. If participants bring a USB stick,they can save their settings and take them on the road for their next gig, orcontinue working on their settings using the Soundcraft Virtual Vi offlineeditor, which is available free on the Soundcraft website.


“I’vehad years of experience working with Soundcraft consoles,” said Newman, “and Ilook forward to showing attendees how to configure and mix a show using the ViSeries. During a Manilow show, it’s a very active mix and the features andergonomics of the Vi Series offer ready access to everything—there’s nothing toslow me down or get in my way.”

TheMwP sessions will be held on October 16 at Sound Marketing, 10073 S 76th Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois, 60455.

Two time slots will be available from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The course is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited. Details are available at and participants can register via e-mail at [email protected].


HARMAN designs, manufactures andmarkets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive,consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, includingAKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company isadmired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leadingprofessional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio andinfotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas,Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year endedJune 30, 2012.