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Additional Panelists and Special Guests Announced for Third Annual Gear Expo in Nashville, Hosted by Pensado’s Place and Vintage King

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Nashville recording community rallies for highly anticipated event on the Vintage King campus in the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville on Saturday, September 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 22, 2015 — Additional panelists and special guests have been announced for the third annual Gear Expo, coming up on Saturday, September 26 (10:00am-4:00pm), in the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville.

Organized by Pensado’s Place, the acclaimed weekly educational web series, and Vintage King Audio, a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing, Gear Expo is one of the hottest gear and music-making expos in America, with resources for anyone involved with professional audio, home recording or simply making music. Attendees will once again be able to demo gear, talk directly with manufacturer reps, watch live interviews, mingle with the celebrity guests, listen to live music, win prizes, enjoy local food trucks and meet Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of Pensado's Place. RSVP here: http://gearexponashville.com/rsvp_form.html.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will be making a short appearance around 11:30 a.m. Blackburn has been a vocal proponent of artists’ rights, sponsoring the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act, which would see recording artists compensated for radio airplay.

Added to the session “ELECTRONIC JAM: Machines for Studio and Stage” is YouTube sensations The Beatbox Family (Edward Cage and daughter Nicole Paris), fresh off appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Steve Harvey Show and the Pensado Awards. Cage and Paris join previously announced participants Jeremy Ellis (Native Instruments Maschine Guru), Oliver Dodd (Moog Master) and Christian Crux Thomas (Ableton Certified Trainer)

Added to “MARKETING WITH TODAY’S MEDIA: Building Your Brand and Audience” is music publicist Don Murry Grubbs. He joins previously announced panelists Will Thompson (Habitual Social), Eric Allen (Social Media Manager, Vintage King Audio), Nicki D (EMMY®-nominated Country Music Host), and Producer Ray (Producer, The Bobby Bones Show).

Songwriter, producer and engineer Emily Wright (Dr. Luke, Katy Perry, Pitbull) has been added to “NASHVILLE’S FINEST: Producers & Engineers Behind the Hits.” Wright joins engineer/mixer/producer Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers), engineer/mixer Vance Powell (Jack White, Elle King), producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits), producer/engineer Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Oak Ridge Boys, Sturgill Simpson) and engineer/mixer Justin Niebank (Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts).

Lane Wilson (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment) has been added to “SHOT CALLERS: Industry Titans,” also featuring entertainment attorney John Mason (counsel for Reba McEntire and others), Tony Brown (legendary producer and former chair of MCA Nashville), and John McBride (Owner of Blackbird Studio and The Blackbird Academy).

Other panels are slated to include:

  • WARRIOR PRINCESS: Career Paths for the Ladies, with Carma Bandstra (The Blackbird Academy), Roxanne Ricks (Audio-Technica Artist Relations), Sharon Corbitt-House (partner/manager, All Good Factory, and VP/Studio Operations, Grand Victor Sound) and Beverly Keel (Chair, Dept. of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University, and noted journalist)
  • MEET THE MAKER: Breakthrough Product Developers – a series of conversations with manufacturer reps throughout the day, led by Pensado’s Place co-hosts Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick

Aside from the panels, Audio-Technica will offer the “Microphone Guru” booth, and iZotope will be making a special product rollout. Also featured will be thousands of dollars of giveaways throughout the day, from brands such as recently added Focal, Mojave and Iso Acoustics, as well as AVID, Ableton, API, Chandler Limited, Audio-Technica, Ultimate Ears, G-Tech, iZotope, Pensado’s Place and more. The event will also be the culmination of a busy week for the Pensado team in Nashville, as in the days leading up to Gear Expo, Dave Pensado will be teaching at The Blackbird Academy.

The list of sponsors has grown since the last Gear Expo, and this year’s event features some of the most prominent names in professional audio, M.I. and audio education. Title sponsors are Vintage King, The Blackbird Academy, Audio-Technica, AfterMaster Audio Labs, The Recording Connection, iZotope, Studio202DC and AVID. Premium sponsors include Ableton, API, BOSS, Chandler Limited, Electric Thunder Studios, Empirical Labs Inc., Focusrite, Genelec, Jackson Ampworks, M1 Distribution, Magnatone, Moog, Neumann, ProMaster HD, Purple Audio, Roland, Rupert Neve Designs, Transaudio Group, Unity Audio and Universal Audio.

For more information, visit: http://gearexponashville.com/.

Pensado Vintage King Gear Expo Nashville 2015
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Location: 2826 Dogwood Place, Nashville, TN 37204