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May 20-21, 2008

Brought to you by Digidesign, Apple and Meyer Sound

The Mix editors pulled in to Soundcheck Nashville for two full days of music production panels, performances, master classes and technology demos.



Backstage With Mike Fechner

Dolly Parton's front of house engineer/tour manager chats with Mix's Sarah Benzuly about working with this legendary country music performer.

Interview: Producer Michael Wagener

Mix's Sarah Benzuly talks with this top hard rock producer about his recent projects, fave gear selections and his production methods.

Interview: Chuck Ainlay and Tony Brown

Mix editor Sarah Jones talks to engineer Chuck Ainlay and producer Tony Brown about their views on technology and years of working together creating hit records.

Backstage With Acoustician Bob Hodas

Tom Kenny chats with acoustics expert Bob Hodas about issues concerning making studios sound more accurate.

New Gear

The Meyer Sound LCS Matrix3 System

Lee Moro and Ellen Juhlin of Meyer Sound's Nashville facility explain the capabilities of this advanced audio show control system.

Expanding the SSL Product Family

Don Wershba, of Solid State Logic discusses the company's expansion into wider, more affordable markets, including the new Matrix console/controller that was unveiled earlier this year and demonstrated at Mix Nashville.

Digidesign ICON News

Four years after its intro, Digidesign's Rich Nevens talks about what new with the ICON console controller family.

The Muse Research Receptor

Company president Chris Halaby offers a quick demo of the Muse Receptor, a hardware device that allows running plug-in software or virtual instruments without the need for a computer.

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For a recap on the highly attended panels, click here
For a photo gallery from the panels, click here

The Performing Songwriters

For bios, images and MP3s for each of our great performers, click here

Did You Know...?

It is estimated the music industry in the Nashville area employs 19,437.

There are 2,140 music related establishments in the Nashville MSA
- 120 are Record production, distribution & music publishing
- 188 are sound recording studios
- 593 are musical groups & artists
- 211 are record production and or independent artists, writers & performers

Total music-related business revenue for the Nashville MSA is over $2.6 billion.
- The integrated record production and music publishing generated around $627 million
- Music-related self-employed individuals generated around $290.7 million
- Musical groups and artists generated around $278.2 million