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SoundGirls Virtual Conference

December 4th 2021


December 5th 2021


Virtual United States

SoundGirls Virtual Conference

Early Bird Registration is now open

Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation in Audio
Two Days of Sessions in Post-Production, Live Sound, Recording Arts, Film & TV Sound, Broadcast and More.
Plenty of Networking and Mentoring Opportunities
All Attendees will receive a link to archived videos of all the sessions to watch on-demand.
If you need financial assistance let us know at soundgirls@soundgirls.org

Dec 4

9:00 – 11:00 AM
How to Record All Things Acoustic
From grand piano to acoustic guitar, there’s a lot to consider when recording acoustic
instruments. This session focuses on microphone selection and placement f …

9:00 – 11:00 AM
All About COMMS
What are Comms, an overview of the system components, and how they are utilised on large and
small scale productions including Olympic Opening Ceremonies and major …

9:00 – 11:00 AM
Basic Foley Recording Techniques
Jamie Baker will walk us through creating a template for Pro Tools and using cue beeps while
spotting and recording a cue, labeling takes as you go, setting lev …

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Best Practices for Loading Trucks
In this presentation, we will go over the best practices for loading a truck with various gear to
transport to and from show site. We will go over truck safety, …

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Understanding and Making Creative Audio Spaces Session 1
Rooms have a significant effect on what we hear, and this happens for all types of music
reproduction — stereo, surround, or live instruments. This talk will l …

10:00 – 11:00 AM
The Future of AV – Trends, Jobs, Skills
The Future of AV – Trends, Jobs, Skills

10:00 – 12:00 PM
Indie Artist’s Guide to a DIY Vinyl Record Release
Women in Vinyl will host a presentation that guides you through the process of releasing your
music on the vinyl format as an independent musician, or small ind …

10:30 – 12:00 PM
Understanding and Making Creative Audio Spaces Session

In the second part we will look at how you go about taking an existing room and treating it to
achieve a desired acoustic goal. Treatment materials such as abso …

11:00 – 12:00 PM
The Voice and the Microphone
The logistics of voice/body placement in relation to a microphone in recording.

11:00 – 1:00 PM
Post Covid “Live Show Recording”
The Advantages of Multi-Track Recording Your Live Shows Diablo Digital

11:00 – 1:00 PM
Live Streaming for Broadcast
We are living in a new era spawned by a pandemic that has forced many churches into a new
frontier of live streaming services. Many of the more intimately sized …

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Introduction to Modular Synthesis for Musicians
If you’ve ever looked at a pile of cables on a modular synthesizer and fled in a panic to the
familiarity of your DAW, you’re not alone, and this workshop is fo …

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Sound Design for Immersive Theater/ Live Events

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Classical Music Recording Techniques
This presentation will discuss topics related to the subjection of classical music recording
techniques including stereo pairs, microphone placement, acoustical …

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Ableton for Performing and Songwriting
Ableton is a tool we can use to capture and produce our musical ideas into pieces worthy of an

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Loud: The History of Reggaeton
We will take a deep dive into the sound design and mix process for Loud – a narrative podcast
with music in mind using sound effects and scoring as characters.

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Guerilla RF. with Kelly Fair Lectrosonics
What you absolutely need to know for the gig

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Manley Labs Factory tour followed by Q&A
With EveAnna Manley

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Basic Financial Concepts
Andrea Espinoza Topics Explored will be The Importance of Emergency Funds Short Term
Goals Retirement The difference and benefits of taxable, t …

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Mastering Deliverables, Quality and Meta-Data
With Piper Payne

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Mixing It’s Only 5% of the Job
With Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato, Grace Royse, Amanda Davis, and Claudia Engelhart

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Music Producing/Arranging is Not Engineering
Michèle Vice-Maslin will discuss the separate skill sets and training involved

Dec. 5

9:00 – 11:00 AM
Realtime Remote Collaboration
A complete guide to collaborating remotely in real-time using free and open-source software.

9:00 – 11:00 AM
Show Power
Learn how the electrical distribution systems work in live music production.
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Surround Sound in Cinema
From the Symposium on Auditory Perspective to Walt Disney’s Fantasia, surround sound in
cinema has gone through many iterations from analog to digital. The tran …

10:00 – 12:00 PM
Education Options in Learning Audio Production.
This panel will explore the various options in training for audio production. Including certificate
programs, degrees, and hands-on or online training. If you …

11:00 – 1:00 PM
Editing SoundGirls into Wikipedia
SoundGirls have an opportunity to spread awareness through Wikipedia, but it takes all of us.
Every little edit, no matter how small, adds up.

11:00 – 1:00 PM
Playback and MIDI Madness
Take your sets to the next level! We’ll cover multiple angles of redundancy, how to network MIDI
for extra flexibility and redundancy, syncing with lights and v …

11:00 – 1:00 PM
Mixing ATMOS Pearl Jam Gigaton
Pearl Jam producer Josh Evans on Gigaton in Dolby Atmos with Nick Rives

11:00 – 1:00 PM
Self-Care and Mental Health
The Importance of taking care of yourself with Larry Milburn

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Unpacking the Incomprehensible: Contracts for Freelancers
Unpacking the Incomprehensible: Contracts for Freelancers

12:00 – 1:00 PM
LOUD: The First Woman Roadie
With Tana Douglas

1:00 – 3:00 PM
All About Mastering
With Jett Galindo, Piper Payne, Anna Frick, and Rachel Field

1:00 – 3:00 PM
System Optimization: A Balance of Compromises and Variables
In the world of live sound, the system optimization process doesn’t begin when you are tuning a
PA, but begins with fundamental knowledge of how physics works a …

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Calling All Crows’ #HereForTheMusic Campaign to Prevent Sexual Violence in the Music
There’s a lot of buzz about creating a more diverse industry – and a crucial piece of this puzzle
is creating an industry that is safe and inclusive so that you …

2:30 – 4:30 PM
All About Podcasting
With Larry Millburn Roadie Free Radio, Chris Leonard Signal to Noise, Susan WilliamsSoundGirls Podcast, Samantha Potter Church Sound Podcast, Laura Davidson Cl …

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Mixing IEMS With Becky Pell

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Tour of The Village
Tour the Legendary Village Studios with Tina Morris

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Professionalism in Audio
With Tina Morris, Anna Frick, Catharine Wood, Meegan Holmes

Speakers Include

Brad Madix                                             Award-winning Front of House Sound Engineer – Founder Diablo Digital
Jessica Thompson GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer, audio preservation specialist, and educator.
Chris Leonard Director of Technical Operations at IMS Technology Services. Signal To Noise Podcast
Beckie Campbell Owner of B4Media production, FOH/PM Indigo Girls, and Orlando SoundGirls Chapter Director
Olga FitzRoy Renowned recording and mixing engineer and Executive Director at the Music Producers Guild
Gilly Moon Audio Engineer and Sound Designer Broadcast Recording Technician for NPR
Denis Orynbekov Recording and Mixing Engineer. Content Creator.
Golden Preciado House of Worship Specialist for QSC
Corinne Carrillo Head Audio Engineer for both Laguna Playhouse and South Coast Repertory Theater
Robyn Raymond Owner of Red Spade Records – Women in Vinyl Podcast –
Jenn D’Eugenio sales + customer service manager at Furnace Record Pressing, Founder Women in Vinyl
Fela Davis One of One Productions, The Art of Music Tech Podcast , Contributor Mix Magazine, FOH Engineer
Scott Adamson FOH Engineer, Founder The Production Academy
Tana Douglas Rock’n’Roll’s First Woman Roadie
Andrea Espinoza Audio Engineer, Tour Manager, Licensed Financial Advisor.
Michèle Vice-Maslin Emmy Winning Music Producer/Music Arranger/ Songwriter, Music Publisher
Jamie Agnus-Whiteoak Emeritus Professor of Audio Technology at Salford University
Tina Morris Studio Manager of The Village
Barbara Adams Audio engineer, Production Manager, Educator and a Mom
Laura Moeller Live Sound Engineer currently employed by Hughie’s Event Production
EveAnna Manley President of Manley Labs
Mary Mazurek GRAMMY-nominated Recording Engineer. Broadcaster and Radio producer. Educator, Advocate
Alesia Hendley Audiovisual professional, AV, Digital Signage, and IT
Larry Milburn Award-winning filmmaker, Producer, Editor, Podcast Host ROADIE FREE RADIO
Laura Clapp Davidson Laura Clapp Davidson heads up the retail market development team for Shure.
Kelly Fair Lectrosonics as their Western Regional Manager
Samantha Potter Commercial Manager Allen & Heath, Editor ProSoundWeb, Church Sound Magazine, & LSI. Podcaster.
Becky Pell Monitor Engineer, Yoga Therapist and Personal Growth Mentor.
Kim Warnick Executive Director of Calling All Crows & She Rocks Award Winner for her work on sexual prevention.
Leslie Gaston-Bird Re-recording mixer & Sound Editor, Owner of Mix Messiah Productions, Author “Women in Audio”.
Arica Rust Live Sound Engineer specializing in systems engineering
Susan Williams Educator, SoundGirl, Ginger
Greg Price FOH engineer, Live Recordist, Audio Consultation Martini Music LLC and Diablo Digital Inc
Rebekah Wilson Composer, musician, programmer and CEO of Source Elements
Jett Galindo Mastering Engineer at The Bakery
Piper Payne Mastering Engineer, Educator, Technologist
Claudia Engelhart FOH Engineer – Tour Manager – Bill Frisell
Amanda Davis Freelance FOH Engineer: Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe
Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato FOH Engineer, Co-Founder SoundGirls, Creator Mixing Music Live
Grace Royse Production Manager, Tech Director & A1
Catharine Wood Los Angeles-based engineer/producer and studio owner
Jamie Baker Educator, Audio Mixer, Sound Designer
Jeanne Montalvo Grammy-nominated audio engineer and radio producer.
Stephanie Lebow Peabody award winning Sound Designer & Engineer
Rachel Field Mastering Engineer at Resonant Mastering
Anna Frick Mastering Engineer at Airshow Mastering
Jess Jacobs musician, Mix engineer, Software Engineer, and Music Technologist
Steve Adelman Head of Adelman Law Group, and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance.
Nicole Kirch Recording Engineer and Musician
Elana Carroll Producer and Songwriter performing as Party Nails. Noise Engineering Team
Kris Kaiser Noise Engineering
April Tucker Author of the upcoming book, “How to Find Your Career Path in the Modern Audio Industry,”
“Brew” – James Henry Breward Breward Brew is found next to the intercom system ensuring everyone can communicate and do their own jobs.
Audrey Martinovich Co-owner of Audio for the Arts, Wisconsin-based recording studio
Joan Hamell Five time Entertainer of the Year Nominee for the Chicago Music Awards

December 4th 2021


December 5th 2021


Virtual United States