Mackie Sponsors HOW TO Workshops

phpTbdploAMFor the fifth year in a row, Mackie is a Platinum Sponsor of the HOW-TO Church Sound workshops, presented by Fits and Starts Productions, LLC.

This highly successful workshop series has toured cities and churches across North America for  more than eleven years. With a handful of dates and private training sessions remaining in 2013, Mackie has already confirmed their participation for 2014.

Designed for the church audio volunteer, live sound personnel, media and praise band members, each workshop is produced by industry veteran Hector La Torre and presented by sound reinforcement engineer Mike Sokol (see bios at The workshops offer attendees a rare opportunity to learn about church sound systems in a professional manner.

The HOW-TO Church Sound Workshops offer several training categories in each session, including: Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Speakers & Amplifiers, Signal Processors/Effects, Recording, Podcasting and more. All workshops feature full 8+ hour hands-on Live Sound for Worship workshops with equipment fully integrated, as well as a Recording and Podcasting Seminar.

“Mackie has a long history of involvement with the worship market, and our products are a big part of delivering the message clearly to people of faith all across the world,” says Mackie Marketing and Communications Manager Shaunna Krebs. “We’re really pleased to be involved in the HOW-TO workshops, and look forward to doing our part to improve church sound.”

“We’ve worked with Mackie equipment for quite a few years now, and couldn’t be happier with the gear,” added Hector La Torre of Fits and Starts. “The price-to-performance factor makes the entire product line-up – from powered loudspeakers to analog and digital mixers – a perfect fit for houses of worship.”

Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: