All-Russian Congress of Sound Engineers of Music Programs

27, 28, 29 January 2020
Pushkin Culture Centre, Samara

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All-Russian Congress of Sound Engineers of Music Programs

27, 28, 29 January 2020
Pushkin Culture Centre, Samara

About congress

The main focus of the event is

  • Sharing real experiences between active sound engineers.

  • Professional training of students specializing in sound engineering and upgrading skills of existing sound engineers.

  • New professional audio equipment and the latest technologies to work with sound.

  • Creating a platform for live communication between representatives of sound engineering community. 

Target audience:

  • Theatre and live sound engineers.

  • Sound engineers working in recording studios, radio and television studios.

  • Engineers and sound engineers of rental companies.

  • Professors of musical colleges and higher music schools educating future sound engineers.
  • Music students enrolled in the speciality "sound engineering".

  • Heads of theatre sound departments and concert organizations.

  • Personnel responsible for the technical equipment of concert halls, theatres and clubs.

  • Sound engineers and sound technicians working at cultural and leisure services. 



Congress timetable

Day 1

10:00 Registration. Listening.

11:00. Welcome Speech.

Dmitry Vdovin (Samara)


Brief opening speech introducing the audience to the genuine goal of our meeting and programme timing of the whole event.

11:20. 10 main mistakes in radio systems coordination.

Hands-on workshop

Sergey Borzov, BBPro Team (Moscow)


Nowadays questions of organizing radio systems to assure their correct functioning during the show are quite popular thanks to many manufactures who offer corresponding trainings on a regular basis. None the less users still make many mistakes. We invited a renowned specialist in this sphere Sergey Borzov who will give us a closer look at the most typical mistakes occuring at the venues during his workshop.

12:00. Preparing the drum set for the show.

Hands-on workshop

Ivan Medvedenko, (Orenburg)

13:40. Coffee break. Listening.

14:00. d&b (reserved).


14:20. Realization of the concept of the concert complex on the basis of DiGiCo 4REA4.


Vyacheslav Kasyanov, ARIS (Moscow)

14:40. Sound Quest "Meet & Greet!"

Master-class, show

Dmitry Sukhin (Moscow), Mikhail Sokolik (Moscow)

16:40. Coffee break. Listening.

17:00. Modern techniques of setting sound systems in a theatre.


Igor Gaydarov, Shure (Moscow)

17:40. Aims and goals of the Sound Engineers Guild.


Maria Soboleva, Sound Engineers Guild (Moscow)

18:00. Professional training of sound engineers.


Dmitry Vdovin (Samara), Dmitry Sukhin (Moscow), Andrey Ivanenko (Orenburg), Svetlana Alasheeva (Samara), Olga Pashinina (Moscow)

Concert Hall

Pushkin Culture Centre

Day 2

10:00. "Utrennik".

Questions about everything

Dmitry Sukhin & others (Moscow)

This year again we are going to give our participants a portion of "morning dozen" during our event "Utrennik". At this show everyone will be able to ask our experts anything concerning basics of sound engineering (just any questions, even may be dumb at first sight). And our honourable masters will have to explain the issue as simply and understandably as possible.

It is going to be a real challenge for both parties and Tuesday daybreak of the Congress will show how good they are at their activity of asking or answering tricky questions!

10:40. Creation of the sound image.


Vasily Filatov, Sound Design Institute (Moscow)

11:40. L-Acoustics ecosystem: necessary tools for realization of the audio project.


Igor Novikov, Sonoruss (Moscow)

12:20. A&T trade (reserved).


13:00. Coffee break. Listening.

13:20. Dealer-center (reserved).


14:00. New level of comfort in in-ear monitoring with 3D-sound from KLANG:technologies.


Phil Kamp, KLANG:technologies (Germany)

Despite obvious advantages of personal (in-ear) monitoring systems many musicians are still reluctant to switch to using them: unnatural sound, auditory fatigability, confusion are the most common complaints among those who tried using in-ear systems and gave up on it.

Nevertheless distribution of immersive audio systems and binaural reproduction of sound helped the German company KLANG:technologies to develop a new approach to personal monitoring by creating a hardware-software complex for immersive (or 3D) monitoring. Combination of hardware interfaces and a number of programs and applications produced a full ecosystem for three dimensional reproduction of sound. During the Congress participants will have an opportunity to estimate its possibilities within the conditions of a live show - provided by the company Aris.

15:40. Coffee break. Listening.

16:00. Sound reinforcement systems Holoplot for working in places with difficult acoustics (reserved).


Hi-Tech Media (Moscow)

16:40. How to persuade an artist to start using in-ear monitoring?


Igor Gaydarov, Shure (Moscow)

17:20. Yamaha (reserved).


18:00. Portable digital mixers - a multi-tool for the sound engineer.


Day 3

10:00. Secrets of miking a concert grand piano.


10:40. Coda Audio (reserved).


11:40. Optimizing the working hours of a touring sound engineer. Part 4.


Andrey Ivanov, Toursound (Moscow)

12:40. How to earn money in our profession?


Bose (reserved)

13:20. Coffee break. Listening.

13:40. Mixing console Avid S6L: automatization, gainsharing, reservation and other features.


Liliya Gainutdinova, Sonoruss (Moscow)

14:20. ALLEN&HEATH AVANTIS - a new generation digital mixing console.


Alexey Buravlyov, MixArt (Moscow)


It is by now a good tradition that the company MixArt annually presents the latest mixing console by Allen&Heath within our Congress. This year is not an exception. This time we are expecting the brand new Avantis - a new-generation mixing console, designed to become an interposition between SQ and dLive. And traditionally Alexey Buravlyov will be the person to describe all its features and advantages.

15:00. Aesthetics in sound engineering.


Nadezhda Rakhmanova (St.Petersburg)

15:40. Coffee break. Listening.

16:00. Sennheiser (reserved).


18:00. Congress summarizing. Handing over of the certificates.

Round table

Participants of the Congress

18:20. Departure.


If your company wishes to take part in our programme, please, contact us.


Who will benefit from this event?
— Our Congress is for those people who regard sound engineering as not only mere words. For those who prefer real-life communication with colleagues rather than Internet debates and virtual mixing. For those who can study himself and transfer knowledge to others.
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