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NASHVILLE: The Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo, sponsored by the AES Nashville section in conjunction with Audio Engineering Society, Inc., continues to expand its offering of top Nashville talent and cutting-edge gear exhibitions for this inaugural event set for February 20 & 21, 2009 at the Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum. In addition to updated Master Class sessions led by industry pros such as Pro Tools 101 with Tony Shepperd and Jeff Markham and Mastering 101 with Alan Silverman, and the addition of presenters and panelists George Massenburg, Dave Sinko and Rich Adler, further brand participation has also been announced including ADK Microphones, ATR Magnetics, Analog Recording Lifestyle, Avant Electronics, Cascade Microphones, DynAudio, Gordon Instruments, Nashville Muse, Purple Audio, Raxxess, Sonicraf, Sony Pro Audio, Source Elements, Steinberg, Sweetwater, Tannoy, T C Electronic, Waves Audio and Yamaha. Previously announced exhibitors involved with the first NRW+E also include DPA Microphones, Prodigy Engineering, Nashville Tape Supply, FDW-Worldwide (with brands Violet Design, Sontronics, Nevaton and Cable Up), RMGI America, Prism Media Products, Professional Audio Solutions, Avastor, Euphonix, Antelope Audio, MicroTech Gefell, Aphex, Quest Marketing, Auralex, Genelec, Solid State Logic, Rupert Neve Design, Interface Audio, Equator Monitors, Peluso Microphones, TechRep Marketing, Universal Audio and FXpansion.

Building on the close-knit relationships of the world’s top talent, top production professionals, and the cutting-edge pro audio facilities and high-end studio gear available in Music City, the Nashvillle Recording Workshop + Expo will offer attendees a unique AES convention experience with a focus on today’s techniques and technologies which have opened up new worlds of new opportunities for artistic production. Combined with the irreplaceable knowledge of recording fundamentals as presented by workshop panelists and special guests, many of the world’s finest gear manufacturers will also be on-hand to present attendees with a first-hand look at some of the latest and most relevant gear available for any personal production space. From microphones and processing to software and studio monitors, participants will have the chance to interact directly with representatives from top brands in a traditional trade show-type environment.

Passes are still available for the 2-day event and opening night reception, with discounts available to AES members, students, and other associated industry memberships. Visit for more.

About the Nashville Recording Workshop
The AES Nashville Section has developed a compelling two-day recording workshop and gear expo focused on getting the most from your studio environment. With thirteen-time GRAMMY Award winner, musician and studio owner Ricky Skaggs as the keynote address speaker, the AES Nashville section, in conjunction with Audio Engineering Society, Inc. is offering this two-day program on February 20 & 21, 2009 at the Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville has long been touted to have more personal studios per capita than anywhere in the country, and never has this been truer than in today’s DAW-centric recording environment. NRW+E presents a unique opportunity for personal studio owners to learn from the pros who put the Music in Music City, to check out the latest tools of the trade in the exhibition space and to “network� with their peers.

Subjects planned for the two-day event include: vocal and acoustic instrument miking, a singer/songwriter production roundtable, producing a dynamite demo, arrangement and recording for better mixes, adding rhythm and spice with virtual tracks, collaboration across time and space, work environments that enhance creativity, practical acoustic and room treatment, when to call in a pro, a beats and loops workshop, and many more.

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