Once again heavily oversubscribed, the Going Live weekend attracted over a hundred students from all over the UK. Guest engineers leading the technical workshops included Adlib Audio's Andy Dockerty (front-of-house engineer for Texas) and Dave Kay (monitors for Del Amitri, FOH for Space), Andy May (front-of-house engineer for Gary Moore and Lionel Richie) and Chrys Lindop (front-of-house engineer for the Pretenders and Bjork).
The event was held at the Arts Centre at the Liverpool Community College, although the weekend's beginners' agenda included visits to Adlib Audio's warehouse and to The Pickett, a live music venue in the centre of Liverpool, where students took part in the soundchecks before enjoying the evening gig.
The key feature of the Going Live series has always been the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of high-quality professional sound reinforcement systems; in Liverpool, the Going Live band played through a top-of-the-range Soundcraft Series FIVE front-of-house console and SM20 monitor console, and a JBL Vertec line-array system, one of the first in the UK.
"The demand for places on the Going Live courses continues to amaze us," commented Soundcraft's Marketing Manager, Candy Davies. "After 10 years, and well over 1000 students through the doors, there is still a substantial requirement for this kind of hands-on training from real professionals on real equipment. Our own enthusiasm has found an excellent match in the team from Adlib Audio, and, given the facilities and hospitality that we've just enjoyed, we hope to be back in Liverpool very soon!"