The AES Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo, taking place February 20th and 21st at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN, has added several new sponsors and Master Class programs to its recording workshop and gear expo lineup. Topics ranging from miking and mastering workshops to songwriting and demo preparation will be presented by top industry professionals including recent GRAMMY winners Vance Powell and keynote speaker Ricky Skaggs, as well as 2008 AES Gold Medal Winner George Massenburg. Registration for the NRW+E includes lunch on both days, Friday reception sponsored by Sweetwater, Musician's Hall of Fame & Museum admission, and a 2-day pass to Workshops, Master Classes, and Exhibit Hall. In addition, all pre-registrants are eligible for prize giveaways to be presented during Friday's evening's reception (pre-registration ends February 18th).
Offering a 2-day, intensive schedule of programs focussed on enhancing productivity in personal production spaces and other recording environments, the NRW+E gives participants a unique opportunity to network with audio professionals from all facets of the industry including other major music and pro audio organizations and educational institutions. Both beginning recordists and experienced professionals will be given unique access to information and demonstrations provided by sponsors ranging from top gear manufacturers, magazines and websites, and professional production service providers. Additionally, Universal Audio and the Nashville Section of the Audio Engineering Society have "sweetened the pot" for all pre-registrants to the Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo by offering a chance to win a Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo DSP processing engine. In addition, 10 AES Nashville Test CDs will be offered as prizes. Two winners will receive a 50% rebate on their registration fees, and two registrants who are not currently AES members, one student and one professional, will win complementary one year memberships to the AES. Advance registration will close at midnight on Wednesday the 18th and all non-exhibiting current registrants are also eligible for these giveaways.
Sponsors and exhibitors of this first Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo include ADK Microphones, AEA Microphones, ATR Magnetics, American Songwriter Magazine, Aphex Systems, Auralex, Avant Electronics, Avastor, Blackbird Audio Rentals, Cascade Microphones, Charter Oak Acoustics, DPA Microphones, Dyn Audio, EQ Magazine, Endless Analog, Equator Audio, FDW-Worldwide, Fxpansion, Genelec, Gordon Audio, Great River Electronics, Interface Audio, JRF Magnetics, Microtech Gefell, NPNG Mic Preamps, NTS Pro Media, Nashville Muse, Peluso Microphone Lab, Prism Sound, Prodigy Engineering, Pro Audio Review Magazine, Professional Audio Solutions, Pro Sound News Magazine, Purple Audio, Quest Marketing, RMGI, Raxxess, Rupert Neve Design, Sennheiser USA, Solid State Logic, Sonicraft, Sontronics, Sony Pro Audio, Source Elements, Steinberg, Sweetwater, Tannoy, TC Electronic, Universal Audio, Yamaha, and Waves. Additional exchange partners include the AF of M Local 257 Musician's Union, Nashville Music Pros, The Nashville Muse, Record Nashville, NARAS P&E Wing, Music Row Magazine, NSAI, 3D Audio, RMA Nashville, and FH Mastering.
Passes are still available for the 2-day event and opening night reception, with pre-registration continuing through February 18th. Discounts admission available to AES members, students, and other associated industry memberships.