Our Tech Expo will be the place to be for L.A.-area songwriters, engineers, or producers who are trying to move their careers forward. The learning and networking opportunities will be massive.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013
SAE Institute, which was recently recognized as being the best audio engineering school in America by Vibe Magazine, will present a free Tech Expo at its Los Angeles campus on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. The Expo will offer seminars, panels, vendor demos, and raffles for aspiring audio engineers, producers, and creative media professionals.
“Our 2013 Tech Expo will be the place to be for anyone who lives in the L.A. area and is trying to break into the music business,” says Bridget Gardiner, Campus Director for SAE Los Angeles. “The learning, networking, and relationship-building opportunities will be massive, and registrants will also get chances to win really cool stuff and check out the latest new gear from top manufacturers.”
Alumni of SAE Institute L.A. and N.Y. – including Matthew Testa (producer/engineer for Sean Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment), Rob Kinelski (mixer/engineer at Jay Z’s Roc Nation), and Andrew Law (assistant engineer at Bad Boy Entertainment) - will discuss the current job market for audio technology professionals. The panel will be moderated by Grammy-winning engineer (and SAE faculty member) Johnnie Truesdale. Other panels will feature a variety of topics and presenters, including:
- Pensado’s Place, with engineer/mixer Dave Pensado (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Usher) and special guests
- Workshop with producer/engineer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Bad Religion)
- Gear and technology, with EveAnna Manley/Manley Labs, Paul Wolff/Tonelux, and Jonathan Little/Little Labs - moderated by John Musgrave (Chief Engineer at Capitol Recording Studios)
- Mastering, with Peter Doell/Universal Mastering and Gavin Lurssen & Reuben Cohen/Lurssen Mastering - moderated by Dave Collins (Dave Collins Mastering)
- A songwriters workshop with C.J. Vanston (film composer, record producer, songwriter, and keyboardist for Prince, ‘N Sync, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Bob Seger, Richard Marx, Tina Turner, Spinal Tap, and more)
- SAE Beat Lab presents Home Grown Radio, with D.J. Head (Eminem, Jay Z) and Chuck Dizzle/HomeGrownRadio.net - moderated by Alan Dash (SAE instructor and Native Instruments MASCHINE specialist)
- Publishing and artist management, with talent consultant Otha “Vakseen” Davis III, manager/consultant Lex Borrero - moderated by Ritch Esra (Music Business Registry and SAE instructor)
- Reason Software, with DJ Khalil (Eminem), Dae One (Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg), Terrace Martin (Shawna, Warren G.), and Paul Cabbin/PaulCabbinBeats.com - moderated by Professor KG (The Aver Agency)
- SAE Beat Lab hip-hop production listening session, with artist/producer THX (Drop City Yacht Club), producer Dae One (Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg), engineer/producer Jon Nettlesbey (Michael Jackson, Drake, Faith Evans) – moderated by Alan Dash (SAE instructor and Native Instruments MASCHINE specialist)
- Live sound engineering, with Mike Masters (Dead Sara) and Steve Genewick (The Syrups, Train, Kelly Clarkson, Sting) - moderated by Brett Allan
Over 20 vendors of professional audio equipment and software will also be offering interactive product demos, presentations, and learning sessions - including Ableton, Blu Microphones, Propellerhead, Sennheiser, and many more.
“After attending our free, two-day Tech Expo, registrants will have made a huge leap forward in building their music business careers,” says Gardiner. “They’ll be learning from the pros, increasing their knowledge, and gaining a well-rounded perspective of the many facets of both the creative and business side of music.”