Dayton Reedy isn't just your typical church audio tech. He's also leads at team as part of the Information Management & Communications Support group at NASA. As part of his work at his church, Reed learned of the 2005 TechXplosion conference in Melbourne Florida, and four personnel from the portable sound reinforcement group at NASA attended. At this conference, they were introduces to the Sound Made Simple training CD, produced by the Technical Resource Group (TRG). Once he got hold of a copy of the CD, he quickly saw that its usefulness could extend far beyond churches.
"There are multiple different groups that perform different operations concerning audio systems at Kennedy Space Center," describes Reedy. "My group responsibilities are mainly around portable sound reinforcement systems. We will set up a portable system for any where from 20 to 300 people, these events could be outdoors and more festive or a meeting in a hotel conference room with legislative representatives. Our training in the past has mainly been with On the Job training."
Reedy continues, "After see the [SMS iCD] training aid at the conference, we thought it would give us the flexibility to sit an employee down to learn the basics of audio with all the great interactive controls that the program offers."
Reedy has been pleased with the results. "It saves time and money for training, and it allows for refresher. It also is very informative if one of my experienced technicians needs to look up a question or concern with an upcoming function."