Sound giant Peavey holding workshop for local musicians and sound people
There will be a free Peavey Workshop held today, (Tuesday, Dec. 6) and tomorrow for those interested in learning about basic sound set-ups for PA& Live Bands, from Peavey professional engineer Marty McCann, located at Sadies by the Sea from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on both days.
"We will be conducting a workshop on sound reinforcement for musicians, sound people, DJ's and for anyone involved with audio," said McCann. "We will be covering basic and intermediate information as well. Our main focus this week is the big Tevaka concert this weekend."
"We will be showing the people some of the very basics of audio, while pointing out the limitations. In the late 60's and early 70's, when hardly anyone knew enough about sound, I had blown up my share of sound equipment and I always wanted to know why. I basically learned a lot from my mistakes. One of the things you can do sometimes is, you can shorten people's learning curve by pointing out the hazards. In other words, if you show them where the potholes are so that they can avoid them, then they can get more consistent results, better performances, more reliability out of the equipment, because anything made by the hand of man is destined to break at some time. Unfortunately, sometimes it breaks much sooner than it should, due to someone's lack of knowledge or lack of experience."
"I have people come to my presentations who have a Phd in electronics and even they say they have gotten something out of it. I have been blessed- I have been doing this for over 40 years. I was very inquisitive when I was doing this as a young man and I always asked questions," he said.
Peavey Electronics Corporation, according to Wikipedia, is one of the largest audio equipment manufacturers in the world, with its headquarters in Meridian, Mississippi. Hartley Peavey founded Peavey Electronics in 1965 after building its first amplifier in 1957. Since its foundation, Peavey Electronics has been privately owned and has grown massively since their beginnings.
Some of the more notable musicians who have used Peavey equipment throughout the years include:
Jerry Reed, Conway Twitty, Eddie Van Halen, Ted Nugent, John Taylor and Andy Taylor (Duran Duran), Adrian Vandenberg (Vandenberg, Whitesnake), Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake), David Ellefson (Magadeth), Devin Townsend (The Devin Townsend Band).