Peavey trainer here to set up for Te Vaka concert
A free two-day workshop which began yesterday, continues this morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sadie's by the Sea. The workshop is teaching the basic sound set-ups for Public Address (PA) systems and & Live Bands, and is conducted by Peavey professional engineer Marty McCann.
McCann has traveled extensively around the world to places such as China, Vietnam, throughout the United States and now American Samoa, holding clinics and workshops and setting up sound systems for large events such as music concerts.
His current local project: the Te Vaka concert to be held this Saturday, at the Veterans Stadium in Iliili. (See Samoa News advertisement in today's issue for outlets selling the tickets and the time of the concert.)
"We are conducting a workshop on sound reinforcement, for musicians, sound people, DJ's and for anyone else that is involved with audio. We will be showing the people some of the very basics of audio, while pointing out the limitations," said McCann.
Samoa News spoke with some of the participants of the workshop on the first day, with one participant saying, "I learned a great deal in the couple of hours that the workshop was held. I am looking forward to the second day."
"Even though this only for two days, we are learning more than we thought we would," another participant told Samoa News. There were close to 40 who attended the workshop, yesterday.
According to their website, www.peavey.com, Peavey is one of the world's largest manufacturers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and produces more than 2,000 products, which are distributed throughout the United States and 136 other countries.