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Audio Alchemist Returns to CRAS to Host Event; Free & Open to the Public

In Conjunction with the School’s AES Student Section, Audio Alchemist Founder marek stycos Will Educate Attendees by Demoing Some of the Industry’s Leading Gear with His Unique and Entertaining Approach


Gilbert, Ariz., March 1, 2023 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS;, a leading institution for audio engineering education, is proud to invite the public to an ear opening evening of food, drink, and kinetic sonic exploration and demystification with Audio Alchemist sherpa marek stycos at the school’s Gilbert, Ariz campus (1205 N. Fiesta Blvd., Gilbert, AZ 85233; 480-858-9400) on March 9 beginning at 7:30pm. Click here to register.

marek will guide the audience unflinchingly through modern hybrid workflows leveraging summing, monitoring, and commitment while demoing mind blowing hi res tracks and stems. Investment grade audio jewelry from Manley Labs, Dangerous Music, Ex Machina Soundworks, and Chameleon Labs will all be live, cradled in sustainable furniture by JamRacks.

The event is open and free to the public. Seating is extremely limited so please register now to guarantee your spot in audio history.

“We are thrilled to welcome Audio Alchemist back to CRAS for the Platinum Legacy Tour,” said David Kohr, CRAS AES Faculty Advisor and Event Coordinator. “This is a great opportunity not just for our students, but for the audio community in the Phoenix area to get up close and personal with some of the best gear in the industry. In conjunction with our student section of AES, this won’t be your typical event. marek will be taking over CRAS to showcase some of the industry’s leading gear throughout a night of immersive audio and sonic demonstrations that are guaranteed to stimulate your mind.”

The event will include getting to know some of the industry’s top brands, including:

  • Discovering trust, transparency and translation with Dangerous Music’s systems.
  • Experiencing what makes Manley Labs such legendary tube and transformer audio gear.
  • Auditioning how material science and custom DSP have launched the first revolution in studio monitors since we put amps in the box with Ex Machina Soundworks.
  • Test driving the postmodern American aesthetic from the Chameleon Labs 7721 and 7603.
  • Visiting the unsurpassed strength and sustainable bamboo studio furniture from JamRacks.

“Time to break out of your virtual egg cream computer wasteland and sally forth to our island of sonic bliss,” said marek. “I shall pose as your soothsayer where we shall all listen, feel and discover this alternative mode of communication called…M-U-S-I-C all while auditioning not the virtual, not the cloned, but innovative American audio ingenuity.”

marek has owned studios in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and North Miami Beach. He has been involved with projects ranging from Pete Rock, to Death Metal to John Coltrane and is the president of Dangerous Music and Chameleon Labs.

Audio Alchemist was founded in 2008 to provide total brand management and digital marketing solutions for manufacturers to spread the utilization of preeminent music tools. Audio Alchemist packs over 40 years of expertise from mini to mega manufacturers and can be found launching audio missiles around the globe, imparting and empowering knowledge of high end audio.

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is composed of two nearby campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz. A CRAS education includes Broadcast Audio, Live Sound, Audio Post for Film and TV, Music Production, Commercial Production and Video Game Audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have excelled in their individual fields. CRAS’ structured programs, and highly qualified teaching staff, provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in Audio Recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the Audio Recording industries.

The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools 12, API Legacy consoles, SSL G+ and AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.

For more information on CRAS, please visit, contact Kirt Hamm, administrator, at 1-800-562-6383, or email to [email protected]

About The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

Based in the heart of The Valley of the Sun with two campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz., The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) is one of the country’s premier institutions for audio education. The Conservatory has developed a unique and highly effective way to help the future audio professional launch their careers in the recording industry and other related professional audio categories.