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SSR Jakarta - d&b Audiotechnik Workshop at SSR Jakarta
d&b Audiotechnik Workshop at SSR Jakarta
At the end of October 2012 SSR Jakarta hosted a workshop from d&b audiotechnik, a German premium amplifier and loudspeaker manufacturer. The workshop was about pro audio design and system philosophy which was divided into 2 sessions, the first regarding d&b’s philosophy and development of the company. The second session was an in depth discussion about data and product details. The event was presented by Michael Case who is the regional sales manager and Stefan Goertz who deals with project management and education.

Mr. Case talked about d&b’s involvement with SSR and how their support came as a result of Wigwam Acoustics’s support for the school. Wigwam is one of d&b’s premium sales partners and one of the UK’s biggest PA rental companies. Chris Hill, owner and managing director of Wigwam, has been very supportive of SSR since 2006, helping to set up the Live Sound course and live venue at SSR Manchester in memory of sound engineer Charlie Jones.

Michael enthusiastically welcomed SSR Jakarta and according to him, what SSR is doing is remarkable and is very important for the education development in Indonesia as a fast growing country with a lot of potential and a big market. SSR has a spirit that is similar to d&b’s, which consists of two things; a great product and also a history of investing in education.

Michael Case – d&b audiotechnik:
“d&b understands the value of education. It’s about teaching and helping people, especially young people, to get a foot in the industry and understand it. Once you can understand the challenges of the job that you’re doing, you can choose the right equipment for it.”

Stefan Goertz had similar sentiments. According to him, educational institutions such as SSR provide live sound engineering programs which are very good. Budding students who are interested in becoming live sound engineers will have professional training. “There is a gap in this part of the market because most engineers are self-taught as training of this kind did not exist before.”