Nashville (January 7, 2009)–The AES Nashville Section, in conjunction with Audio Engineering Society, will hold a two-day Nashville Recording Workshop And Gear Expo (NRW+E), February 20-21, 2009, at the Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum.
Focused on getting the most from one’s studio environment, the event will feature 13-time Grammy Award winner, musician and studio owner Ricky Skaggs as the keynote address speaker. Aimed at recording musicians, songwriters laying down demos, and professional engineers working in personal production spaces, the Nashville Recording Workshop and Expo is expected to provide essential insight and information geared to boost one’s career.
Affordable and more powerful technology has made for a burgeoning market in recording equipment as songwriters, musicians and engineers create their own personal production spaces. Nashville has long been touted to have more personal studios per capita than anywhere in the country, and never has this been truer than in today’s DAW-centric recording environment. NRW+E presents a unique opportunity for personal studio owners to learn from the pros that put the ‘Music’ in Music City, to check out the latest tools of the trade in the exhibition space and to “network” with their peers.
NRW+E presenters will include: leading producer/engineers Ricky Skaggs, Jeff Balding, Russ Long, Pat McMakin and Gary Paczosa, and Lynn Fuston of 3D Audio, to name but a few of the high-profile participants to be announced. Subjects planned for the two-day event include: vocal and acoustic instrument miking, a singer/songwriter production roundtable, producing a dynamite demo, arrangement and recording for better mixes, adding rhythm and spice with virtual tracks, collaboration across time and space, work environments that enhance creativity, practical acoustic and room treatment, when to call in a pro, a beats and loops workshop, and many more.
Mike Porter, Chairman of the Nashville section of AES states, “The Nashville community has long hoped to host an AES event, with enthusiastic support from many outside our area. While this isn’t as big an event as New York or San Francisco, it will certainly be a mini AES for area people to attend. AES conventions usually are geared more toward engineers; this workshop will have much more to offer songwriters, musicians, home and small studio owners and recording enthusiasts, as well as the studio professionals.
“At least seven higher educational schools in the area that have recording engineering and music business programs in their curriculum, and we welcome the students of those programs. The Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo will afford them the opportunity to participate in discussions with some of the audio professionals in the area that they might not normally have access to.”
“Early Bird” registration for AES members and members of participating professional songwriter, performance, musician and engineering organizations is $79, non-members is $99, student members is $39, and non-member students is $59. Early registration is open through January 12. For the full program listings, information on registering or to book an exhibition space visit: www.nashvillerecordingworkshop.com.
Now in its 6th decade, the Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. With over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East, the AES serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org.
Nashville Recording Workshop And Gear Expo (NRW+E)
Audio Engineering Society
Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum