Liam Halpin has been a freelance professional Sound Engineer since 1997, but was already used to working on live event production for several years through an extensive involvement in technical support for both his school and a local church.
His professional career began after work experience at Entec Sound & Light toward the end of the first year of a college BTEC course in music production and performance. At the time there were no recognised courses relating to live production which was already firmly established as his career of choice.
Since then, Liam has become respected for his work in system design for challenging acoustic environments, such as The Royal Albert Hall in London, England, and has developed a new approach to the rigging and operation of audio systems in that venue which has been adopted by a number of other system designers and rental companies.
Liam has extensive knowledge of a number of digital mixing consoles and is regulary called upon to pass on advice and training to a number of mix engineers in terms of advanced programming and operation of various platforms, in addition to configuring and mixing shows himself.
It is this experience that also makes him a valuable resource for manufacturers when it becomes time to beta test new products and provide advice based on not only his own opinions, but the opinions of his peers. Examples of projects completed in this field include, providing XL8 console support to the two FOH engineers for rehearsals and show for the Led Zeppelin reunion in tribute to Ahmet Ertegun at The O2 Arena in December 2007 and later working as a demonstrator and support engineer for Midas at the launch event of the Pro6 Digital Console at PLASA 2008.