Anaheim, CA (January 13, 2012)—John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls and Russ Berger of Russ Berger Design Group will deliver the Keynote address at this year’s SPARS Studio Summit, to be held in the H. O. T. Zone during the upcoming NAMM Convention.
The four-hour seminar of keynotes, master classes and roundtable discussions, titled, “When a Professional Studio is Needed,” will be moderated by Tom Kenny, Editor of Mix Magazine, and be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 12:00 noon in the Anaheim Convention Center, HOT Zone room 203 A&B.
Formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, the Goo Goo Dolls went go on to release hit albums such as Superstar Carwash, A Boy Named Goo, Dizzy Up The Girl, Gutterflower, Let Love In and songs like “Name,” “Iris,” “Slide,” “Black Balloon,” “Broadway,” “Here Is Gone,” “Sympathy” and “Better Days.” Along the way, the band racked up four Grammy nominations, 13 consecutive top-10 multi-format hit songs, and over 10 million albums. Rzeznik has also been the recipient of the Hal David Starlight Songwriter Award.
Russ Berger Design Group is a design and consulting firm that creates technical environments and buildings for recording and broadcast studios; facilities for entertainment and media content, audio, film and post production; technical learning environments for higher education; screening rooms and personal theaters; and corporate production spaces.
Berger has over 2,500 designs to his credit. Representative projects include National Public Radio headquarters, Whitney Houston’s personal studio, Sweetwater, NFL Films headquarters, Sony Music, MasterMix, Paragon Studios, BiCoastal Music and Lakewood Church. In recognition of his work, the industry has presented him with eight TEC Awards for technical excellence and creativity in acoustics and studio design. Berger is one of the original licensees for performing TEF measurements, and is the 2007 recipient of the Heyser Award.
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