Nashville (January 15, 2009)–The AES Nashville Recording Workshop and Expo will host a two-part series of practical microphone technology programs to kick off it’s premier two-day event on February 20-21, 2009 at the Musician’s Hall of Fame & Museum located near Nashville’s historic Music Row.
Featuring prolific Nashville engineers/producers/industry veterans Lynn Fuston and Gary Pascoza, these events will feature both an in-depth look at microphones as artistic tools in the studio, and a unique live vocal demonstration allowing attendees to personally evaluate certain mic nuances and characteristics. Additionally, both engineers will guide listeners through demonstrations of miking technique and placement, vocal track compression, and EQ methods used on top recordings throughout their careers.
Designed to educate and inspire all levels of audio engineers and enthusiasts–from recording musicians, to songwriters and professionals working in established facilities or in their own personal production spaces–the Nashville Recording Workshop and Expo aims to help all participants get the most out of their recording experiences, despite budget or resources. Attendees will also have a chance to check out the latest gear from manufacturers’ exhibits and presentations.
The ABC’s of Mics and Pre’s
A recording can only be as good as the initial capture of artistic expression. In this first program, 3D Audio’s Lynn Fuston presents a primer on microphone types and selection, and the marriage of a microphone and to the right preamp. Lynn will draw on his extensive library of carefully matched audio samples to audibly illustrate his narrative.
Vocal Miking (Live!)
Lynn Fuston, teamed with master producer/engineer and GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa, and joined on stage by a live vocalist, will demonstrate the process of nailing a killer vocal, including miking technique and placement, vocal track compression and EQ.
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. Also, 13-time GRAMMY Award winner, musician and studio owner Ricky Skaggs as the keynote address speaker.
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 who 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.
Until Jan 23rd, advance 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. The registration fee includes lunch both days of the event.
Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo
Audio Engineering Society
Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum