Pictured L-R at Ocean Way Nashville Studios: Ocean Way founder Allen Sides, Ocean Way Nashville Studios Chief Technical Engineer Sal Greco, Ocean Way Audio President Rick Plushner, and Ocean Way Nashville Studios Director of Operations Pat McMakin.
On September 13, 2016, Ocean Way Nashville Studios hosted a special event in which Ocean Way founder Allen Sides demonstrated Ocean Way Audio high-resolution reference monitors. The event represented a collaboration between Ocean Way Audio, the Nashville Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Belmont University and Ocean Way Nashville Studios. Sides is a five-time Grammy Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer.
Sides held a series of one-on-one demonstrations of the new Ocean Way Audio HR4S and Pro2A speakers and played specially recorded classic tracks from his rich history of recording and mixing. Sides has personally worked on more than 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. Albums recorded in Sides’ Ocean Way Studios have reportedly sold in excess of one billion copies.
Sides and Ocean Way Audio President Rick Plushner then gave a presentation on the topic of the acoustical design of iconic Ocean Way Nashville Studios, the HiRes4S (HR4S) and Pro2A reference monitors, and played back some great tracks. Attendees got an in-depth look at these reference monitors, along with a Q&A session with this industry powerhouse.