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Oct 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Barbara Schultz

New Opportunities in Live Sound Show Production

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Adam Parrish

SUCCESS STORY

Adam Parrish, CRAS Class of 2004

Operations Manager, Production Resource Group

Through Keith Morris, a teacher at the Conservatory, I ended up coming on at PRG. I started here as an intern, about 18 weeks into my program. I started out wrapping cable and labeling rigging parts. Then I moved up to lacing and building racks for tours. From there I went to work on different projects, learning more about crossovers and systems layout, and what’s required to make a full system function. I guess I impressed my supervisors to the point where they started having me put the systems into their inventory system, and booking equipment. This progressed into taking over as Audio Operations Manager. Then our company merged all its different disciplines into one. We provide audio, lighting, rigging and video. Over time I was re-promoted to Operations Manager again, but now under the whole umbrella instead of just audio.

I think knowing digital recording played a large role in my moving up. It’s a daily integration for live sound now, where you’re also recording a multitrack every night. Through experience and schooling I learned Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Digital Performer and Pro Tools, so I walked in knowing they could put almost anything in front of me and I could navigate it and get along.

Now, when I meet with students, I tell them that the person who will get hired is someone who’s open and optimistic, willing to learn and willing to change directions, because one thing you get in live sound is it’s different every day.






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