USITT Teaching Archive

USITT has made its entire online catalogue available to members for free. They have also announced a free educational content, which will be rolled out in the coming weeks. Online learning, job opportunities, and industry resources are available year-round for those who may be out of work, those who are having to navigate the waters of teaching classes online that traditionally would not be suited as web-based education, and more. Under the Education commission you can find material that is broadly applicable to all areas such as grading for crew assignments, generating engaged discussion, introductory classes, fundamentals of design, and more.

Discover USITT’s Teaching Archive here.


Pause and Practice – Hippotizer Webinars

Green Hippo is offering free online webinars, called Pause and Practice, every weekday covering Hippotizer, SHAPE, and Hippotizer Dive Deep, for users of all abilities. Register on the company website.

  • Hippotizer Getting Started – Register.
  • Hippotizer Getting Started USA – These sessions will run at 14:00 EST; Register.
  • Hippotizer Multi Canvas Configuration – Register.
  • Hippotizer Using a Lighting Desk and CITP – Register.
  • Hippotizer Maintenance and Best Practice – Register. 
  • Hippotizer Workflow Discussion Q & A – Register. 

Get ahead and download the free Hippotizer PLAY demo software before you attend your session.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?


High End Systems Hedgeucation

High End Systems launches the Hedgeucation series covering Hog 4 software and desk features. Additional training companion materials for each topic can be downloaded from their website. Season One in Learn Hog 4, a new online video series that demonstrates how easy it is to learn and use the Hog 4 platform. All episodes can be found on a new landing page on the HES website,

Season One gets viewers up and rocking quickly, focusing on use of the compact HedgeHog 4 console to patch, program and operate a live show. High End Systems’ Joe Haller hosts the series, offering practical Hog tips and tricks along with a true Texan sense of humor (‘Who doesn’t like mirror balls, Joe?’) A nail biting season finale shot at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI shows programmers how to use what they’ve learned to light a live performance. Extras including Hog 4 show files and additional course material can be downloaded from

Season One Episodes:

Episode 1.1 – Hardware and Patching
Episode 1.2 – Basic Programming
Episode 1.3 – Using Groups and Palettes
Episode 1.4 – Recording and Playing Back
Episode 1.5 – Simple Effects
Episode 1.6 – Updating and Busking

PRG Product & Training Videos

The North American contingent of PRG has unveiled an entire archive of free training videos, covering the company's catalogue on its website, from the x76 series, covering beginner to advanced programming lessons and techniques. PRG’s website also offers video training on its media server software, Mbox, covering the basics to advanced programming techniques. 

Deep dive into the back catalogue here.

ChamSys Training Courses & Videos

ChamSys MagicQ and QuickQ softwares are both free and available on the ChamSys website. As well as a free video catalogue of training videos and materials, from beginning to advanced users. ChamSys Training Academy also provides everything you need to learn how to be a better programmer. Set up an account to watch informative tutorials or register for an engaging in-person training course here today. 

Free MA Lighting Training at ACT Academy

MA Lighting has unveiled MA University, a free online learning program, available to end users who contact their local MA distributor. MA University resources and tools are provided to distributors like ACT Lighting and adapted as makes sense for the local market. As the exclusive North American distributor of MA products ACT Lighting has over 15 years experience teaching the MA line of products – adapting the MA University framework across multiple resources including in-person classes, its YouTube channel, the ACT Support Hub, and ACT Academy.

ACT Lighting’s ACT Academy is also free until 1 June 2020, using the promo code: ACT4ME  here.

Free ETC LearningStage Classes

ETC has announced that up until 15 May 2020 its entire catalogue of LearningStage classes are free. From online programming training to lessons on DMX theory, more resources are set to be added in the coming weeks. You can find free courses from New Technician Training Prerequisites, Rig9 01-Introduction, Prodigy to Element Level 1: Essentials for v2.6, and much more here.

SoundGirls and L-Acoustics Training Grants

SoundGirls and L-Acoustics are proud to announce three grants in support of SoundGirls’ mission to empower women in audio engineering. The grants (detailed below) provide access to the full-range of L-Acoustics training courses.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with SoundGirls on their mission to inspire and empower the next generation of women in audio,” explains Etienne Corteel, Director of Education and Scientific Outreach at L-Acoustics. “Through our dedication to innovation and product design excellence, we recognize the value of diversity in our industry and look forward to supporting grant recipients in developing their careers.”

Prospective candidates must be members of SoundGirls and have until March 27, 2020 to submit their application. Winners will be announced April 7, 2020 and may use the grants to attend L-Acoustics training courses offered in 2020. (Hotel accommodations are included. Grant recipients are responsible for any additional travel expenses).

Find out which grants are available here.

L-Acoustics Soundvision Design Solutions Daily Webinars

L-Acoustics range of free online “Soundvision Design Solutions” webinars daily, which include Q&A sessions on a variety of topics, such as L-ISA, line source optimisation, AVB, and P1/M1. The webinars are designed to enable technicians, system engineers and sound designers to get the best performance from L-Acoustics systems and are conducted by expert professionals selected for their expert skills and their experience in the audio industry.

The next two seminars are:

A SERIES Webinar – 03/26/2020

Choose from a range of webinar slots here.



Getting Yourself 3D Ready with ETC Augment3d

For years, the Eos software platform has been providing lighting designers and programmers cutting-edge color tools and advanced control. A favorite on Broadway, the West End, and venues all over the globe, the Eos Family helps bring art to life on a daily basis with its power and precision. With its latest evolution, Eos v3.0 offers a number of software advances, most notably ETC’s first integrated 3D programming environment: Augment3d. This new and exciting tool allows Eos users to control and design in a three-dimensional space. Hear from two ETC insiders, armed with insight from their beta testers, on how this powerful new tool will forever augment the lighting design process for the better, and how you can get your space and your workflow ready for the tool.

Date:  Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time:  2pm ET / 11am PT
Duration:  1 Hour

Register now for the free webinar here.

Free Real-time Distance Learning with Barco weConnect

Seeing is believing, so Barco welcomes you to one of its upcoming free virtual classroom sessions. They are free, only take 45 minutes and give an inspiring insight in the future of learning and the possibilities of our real-time distance learning platform weConnect. Simply choose the moment that fits you best below and join our classroom, no strings attached.

Reserve your free virtual seat.

Outboard TiMax Training

Out Board has opened an invitation to select an available time and date for a personal, one-on-one, one-hour Skype screen-share training session, with Dave Haydon or Robin Whittaker in the UK (GMT) or Duncan Crundwell in the USA (EST).

Sessions are open to all sound designers, sound engineers and production sound techs worldwide on a first-come, first-served basis. Simply register to download TiMax SoundHub software (Mac or Windows) from and enter “1on1” into the About You section. Alternatively contact Out Board direct on

Martin Audio Training & Education

Martin Audio has unveiled a series of weekly webinars aimed at helping technicians stay up to date with the latest technology during this unprecedented time for the industry. The live webinar series will begin on 1 April with all sessions remaining available on the Martin Audio website here.


disguise Fundamental Training Webinars

disguise has announced the first online Fundamental Trainings will be starting the week commencing 22 March. The training will be on 24 and 26 March and split into six one hour sessions, teaching the core features of disguise including the timeline, stage, how to configure output feeds, and how to set up devices.

Sign up Europe:
Sign up America:
Go to Resources and download the Media Pack.
A free version of disguise Designer software that does not require a dongle, be aware that saving is disabled
If you already own a dongle, then download your six month free license here, or if you need one, purchase a dongle for 50% off.

Clear-Com 5GHz Wireless Intercom Training

As productions increase in complexity, the need to deliver high-quality communications is placing unprecedented pressure on solutions in highly trafficked lower frequency bands. Learn how 5GHz wireless intercom solutions keep latency low while delivering accurate high-quality audio.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

Register for free here.

Powersoft Online Training Courses

Powersoft has ramped up its investment and capacity to deliver online training courses worldwide. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose between two different days for each session (running from 17 March to 2 April), while each session will be available three times a day, in order to cover all the time zones around the world. register for training on the company website. Here is the program for the upcoming 3 weeks, to join us, book your place by visiting the link here.

Free Waves Motion LV1 Live Mixer Training

Watch this series of video tutorials for a complete guide on how to efficiently set up and fully operate the eMotion LV1 live mixing console software.

Like the mixer itself, the tutorials are organised by window, by page, and finally by sections and controls.

Total Number of Videos: 42
Average Video Duration: 5 minutes
Required Knowledge: Setup/operation of pro audio equipment

Click here to eMotion LV1 Live Mixer Training