Wednesday March 25th, CRAS hosted Marshank Sales Co. as they provided product demonstrations of high-end sound reinforcement equipment to CRAS students and outside clients. The Conservatory’s large live sound room provided the perfect place to show off the state of the art gear from EAW, Martin Audio, Mackie and more. Check out more photos from this event here.
On March 20th, 2010 CRAS instructors Dave LaBounty Â and Jeff Thomas hosted a guitar setup clinic. While both LaBounty and Thomas are experienced audio engineers and educators, they also love to share their knowledge and love for the six string. LaBounty is a trained luthier, a graduate from the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and has utilized these skills touring as a bass guitar technician for the late jazz bassist Wayman Tisdale. Thomas is the ultimate closet guitar hero and can usually be heard practicing through one of the amplifiers he’s built from scratch. Because over half of students enrolled at CRAS happen to also play guitar it was no surprise there was a great turnout to the event where attendees learned to setup an electric guitar and install pickups. Click here for more photos from the event.