The training program is called Showgear Sound Reinforcement Training (SSRT), which started in April 2016. SSRT was an initiative that came about by recognizing and increasing demand for professionally trained audio engineers / sound technicians in Nigeria.
SSRT aims to empower students with the necessary practical skills, knowledge, values and attitude required to enter the broad scope of global music and entertainment industries and operate effectively as trained sound technicians. To this end, the syllabus covers a wide range of applied skills and knowledge in live sound production.
After the training in April 2016, SSRT quickly gained a good reputation and acceptance by producing well-trained technicians. The testimonials about our trainees from their sponsors were very impressive and encouraging. Also, the trainees as well attested that the training was very impactful and empowering.
In 2017, the number of participants that attended SSRT doubled the previous year and we also extended SSRT to Port Harcourt and Abuja based on popular demand.
The training program comprises eight modules with extensive lectures in theories and practicals and certificates of participation are awarded to participants who successfully complete the program.
Career Opportunities in Sound Engineering
- Live sound production
- Studio production
- Music production
- Audio post production
- Location sound
- Sound designing
- Recording and Mixing
- Forensic audio (working with law enforcement agencies)
Check out the profile of each facilitator to envision what we have in stall for you.
Ugbede Hezekiah 'Bigman'
Ugbede Bigman (Engineer, Producer, Recording & Mix Engineer, AES Alumus) is the sole proprietor of DigiAudio - a sound production venture that provides full spectrumof Audio services; he's also the author of Amplified Church Audio (ACA) an audio training program for chuech sound technicians. He also works in studio environments in varying roles and he does Music Production at leisure.
Tayo Akinyemi (Engineer, Producer, Recording & Mix Engineer, AES Member) is the lead consultant at showgear limited , a registered multimedia engineering company, equipped with adequate human resource and multimedia gadgetry. He has a wealth of knowledge in multimedia technology than span over seventeen (17) years. He also obtained a certificate in entrepreneurial Management from Enterprise Development Center (EDC), an affiliate of Lagos Business School. He has worked with many National and International stars which includes but not limited to Cohbams Asuquo, Bez, ASA, Maurrie Louden and various projects.
The program was well-structured and broken down to eight modules that covers all basic and fundamentals in sound engineering.
- Module 1 – Principle of sound
- Module 2 – Balanced Audio
- Module 3 – Components of sound
- Module 4 – Setting up of sound systems
- Module 5 – Signal Processors/Effects
- Module 6 – Mixing Techniques
- Module 7 – Ear traingingtraining / Frequency identification
- Module 8 – Troubleshooting of sound systems.