Public Talk ProSound

The conference includes two-techdays, affecting the entire spectrum of professional sound equipment and technologies.

You will find “live dialogues” with reputable experts in the show industry, and presentations of new equipment and technologies for sound engineers, technical directors and everyone who is interested in professional sound.

Each day of the conference is dedicated to a specific topic:

September 16, Audio and Sound Documentation

12.00 – 14.00 Tour, Concert and Festival Riders 

An artist rider is a part of the performance contract that includes specifications to facilitate the artist’s performance. The technical rider includes technical details required for the performance, such as the sound setup and stage plan. 

Live dialogue between practicing sound engineers and technical directors of venues and rental.

14.00-16.00 What Makes a Tech Job "Flexible"?

The specifics of our work requires to seek and to make non-standard decisions, to adapt to changes. During the discussion we will discuss:

  • self-organization and time management, and how to use your resources productively.
  • the ability to work in a team, find an approach to difficult people, unite around a common goal.
  • communication and negotiation skills under stress and pressure, as well as limited time and resources.
  • and, of course, emotional intelligence, the ability to cope with your emotions, stress, and professional burnout.

16.00-18.00 Documentation in Theatre and Musical Sound Design

Do you need a rider in theaters and musicals? What is a performance passport and what should it contain. How to correctly compose a technical description of a musical. How to avoid typical mistakes in work.

September 17, Measurable Systems Engineering


Why do we need measurements at concert venues. The main tasks of a system engineer. Basic tools and terminology, calculation and measurement programs. Interaction with sound engineers of bands and organizers at venues.

16.00 – 18.00

A detailed overview of the system engineer toolkit at work. Microphones, sound cards, radio systems and more. Measurement methodology, what we measure, where and why.


The results of the first two sessions with live examples , what and how was set up at the exhibition sites.

A detailed conference program will appear later. Stay tuned for updates on the site.

The conference is moderated by Alexey Bely, the creator of the Monitor World Youtube channel, a monitor sound engineer with many years of experience