Like Candy Red performing at the after-show event
Photo: Ryan Smith
The Mix panel rooms were packed throughout the two-day Mix Nashville event, sponsors were happy with the highly qualified users who stopped by their booths to soak up the latest in technology, and all attendees were treated to a show-ending, soul-stirring performance by local act Like Candy Red, held in the parking lot of host Soundcheck Nashville and hosted by Yamaha and Meyer Sound with mics provided by Shure.
Like Candy Red poses with Mix editorial director Tom Kenny
Photo: Ryan Smith
After an honest, industry-provoking keynote conversation by Richard Dodd and Justin Niebank, moderated by the Recording Academy’s P&E Wing executive director, Maureen Droney, the audience was treated to a series of panels featuring Nashville luminaries. Topics included Advanced Plug-In Techniques, When to Reach for the Rack, Steinberg Nuendo 5 Master Class With Chuck Ainlay, Recording Guitar, and FutureHit.DNA, a stimulating presentation by CMT VP of music Jay Frank. Each day concluded with the popular series Anatomy of a Hit. On Day One, we broke down Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” with her producer Nathan Chapman, bass player Tim Marks and mastering engineer Hank Williams. On Day Two, we featured Jerrod Niemann’s (“Lover, Lover”) production team of Dave Brainard and Brian Kolb. The common thread? Each hit came out of a producer-demo situation. It can be done!
A big thank you to our sponsors who made it all possible and stuck with us through the delay from May: GC Pro, Focusrite, Yamaha, Meyer Sound, Steinberg, Korg, Nugen Audio, Lynx Studio, Harrison Consoles, Sony Pro Audio, Sound Toys, Apogee, Focal, Fingerprint Audio, Marshall Graphics, SAE Institute and Miktek Audio.
Finally, a big shout to Pepper Denny of Pepper’s Pro Shop, who hosted our auction and brought in $5,400 to the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund.
We’ll provide a full report in the November Digital Edition of Mix, and videos will be available soon. But in the meantime, for a small taste of the panels, watch this video.