Photo: Anthony Gordon
Mix dropped in on Music City from May 19-21 to host Mix Nashville, the first-of-its-kind, two-day event focusing on studio and live production/distribution. Presented by Apple, Digidesign and Meyer Sound, and held at world-class rehearsal facility Soundcheck Nashville, the event proved a success on every level, from the opening-night welcome at Blackbird Studio to the closing panel with Tony Brown, Chuck Ainlay and LeeAnn Womack (pictured on right, with Ainlay) discussing her yet-to-be released project.
“We've had a lot of success with events here in the Penton Audio Group, especially with our experience producing the Remix Hotels,” said Mix publisher Joanne Zola. “Still, Mix Nashville surpassed even our best projections, both in terms of the quality of the sponsors and the real professional qualifications of every last attendee. I think this shows that the Mix audience is hungry for this type of hands-on, information-packed event.”
Besides two full days of industry-related panels on production and distribution, attendees were presented with Master Classes from Apple on the use of Logic in a live recording, featuring the Jimmy Nichols Band; from Digidesign with engineer/producer Steve Marcantonio talking about ICON and Robert Scovill talking about VENUE; and from Meyer Sound, with industry legend Buford Jones performing a live mix through the company's new UPQ-1P loudspeaker.
For complete coverage of Mix Nashville, including downloadable videos of the panels, wisit www.mixonline.com/ms/nashville08.