AES Press Release

Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo Starts This Week

For Release: March 2, 2010

Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo

Nashville, Tennessee, March 2, 2010 – In the final days before the 2010 Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo and the hundreds of registered attendees descend upon Music City, panelists and sponsors continue to be confirmed on the growing list of participants in the upcoming event. The event slated for this Friday and Saturday, March 5th and 6th at The Curb Event Center at Belmont University. Online registration is still open for this very affordable event. Open to anyone interested in taking their personal or professional recordings to the next level, the Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo offers two days of insights and experience from industry professionals around the country, as well as exhibits from leading manufacturers and professional organizations. From preproduction, to recording, mixing, mastering, and beyond, attendees will get a first-hand account of the ins and outs of getting the most from their recording environment.   

Kicking off with a keynote address by artist/engineer/producer Ben Folds, Friday’s course of events will feature panels and demos including a basic microphone primer, advanced vocal miking and vocal production with producer Nathan Chapman, DAW essentials moderated by engineer/educator/author John Merchant with ace engineers Trina Shoemaker (ProTools), Bill Deaton (Logic) and Bob Bullock (Nuendo), beats and loops techniques, home studio tech tips, a mastering Master Class with John Mayfield, and a unique artist-perspective panel on capturing the essence of a song for proper demo production, followed by an attendee reception. Saturday’s lineup continues with programs on practical acoustics with renowned studio designer John Storyk, recording electric guitar and bass with John Billings on bass, Guthrie Trapp on EGTR and Russ Long engineering, distance collaboration with engineers Dan Rudin and Cliff Goldmacher, and (live from another room) keyboardist Barry Ledere, and studio tech tips, as well as moderated discussion panels and demos addressing topics such as “What do you need besides a great song?”, “Recording Lifeline: When It´s Time to Call for Professional Help”, “Anatomy of a Mix”, and wrapping up with “It's 2010: Do You Know What Your Organizations Are Doing For You?”. Both days will also showcase an exclusive trade show area featuring top manufacturers and organizations representing all aspects of recording and production gear and services. Check out the full list of presenters and exhibitors when you go online to register for the Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo 2010 at The event is a co-production of the AES Nashville Section and Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society, Inc.


The Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo was designed to provide the growing number of individuals owning personal recording spaces, including artists and songwriters, access to the experience and knowledge of the AES and its affiliates, and to provide real-world insights into technology and techniques that can help attendees achieve professional results, whether in a high-end recording studio or working with a less-than-professional budget.

Beyond workshops, attendees can also browse the offerings of the ‘Expo’ portion of the conference, with gear, products and services demonstrated by a wide variety of hardware and software manufacturers and vendors (many offering special NRW+E discounts on their products), as well as professional organizations representing songwriters, musicians and engineers. Additional information on the Audio Engineering Society (AES) can be found at

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