SAE Institute Atlanta to Host A3C Festival’s Pro Audio Experience

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SAE Institute will host the Pro Audio Experience (PAE) at the upcoming A3C Festival, which will be held in Atlanta from October 8 through October 12. The PAE will be comprised of workshops, demos, panels, studio sessions, interviews, and competitions featuring some of the most renowned producers, engineers and DJs in hip hop history.

With campuses in NYC, L.A., San Francisco, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, and Miami, SAE's unique combination of practical and theoretical curriculum gives creative media arts pros a powerful competitive edge in their career pursuits. (USA.SAE.edu)

SAE Institute will host the Pro Audio Experience (PAE) at the upcoming A3C Festival, which will be held in Atlanta from October 8 through October 12.

The Pro Audio Experience at SAE will provide essential and invaluable education about pretty much every facet of the industry for our attendees, and will offer insights and networking opportunities that will help them to jump start their careers.

SAE Institute will host the Pro Audio Experience (PAE) at the upcoming A3C Festival, which will be held in Atlanta from October 8 through October 12. The PAE will be comprised of workshops, demos, panels, studio sessions, interviews, and competitions featuring some of the most renowned producers, engineers and DJs in hip hop history.

“The PAE collaboration between SAE Atlanta and A3C is a perfect match,” says Brian Knott, creator of the A3C Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. “A3C’s goal is to bring knowledge and practical experience to aspiring hip hop artists and music business professionals, and that’s what SAE does every day for its students. The PAE at SAE will provide essential and invaluable education about pretty much every facet of the industry for our attendees, and will offer insights and networking opportunities that will help them to jump start their careers.”

A variety of hip hop superstars are scheduled to be part of the PAE, including platinum-selling producers Organized Noize, DJ Toomp, Prince Paul, !llmind, S1, and Cardo. Industry professionals such as mastering engineer Colin Leonard (Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Cash Out) and Patchwerk Recording Studio owner Curtis Daniel III will also be participating.

PAE’s many events, workshops, and presentations – which were organized and will be produced by music industry networking company iStandard Producers - will include:

  •     “Longevity: The Career of a Music Producer”
  •     “Contracts and Commitments”
  •     “How To Monetize Your Beats Online”
  •     “Crafting Your Own Sound”
  •     “Importance of the Mix”
  •     “Networking & Building Your Brand”
  •     “How To Create Bigger Drums”
  •     “Beats & Life” producer panel
  •     Presentations by Ableton and Native Instruments
  •     Interviews with Cardo, Childish Major, Metro Boomin’, and !Illmind
  •     Remix and beat battle competitions

“We’re very proud to host the Pro Audio Experience component of A3C,” says Brad McDonald, director of Student Services and Career Development at SAE Institute Atlanta. “Our Audio Technology, Music Business, and Digital Journalism Program students have access to audio and music industry professionals everyday – it’s a big part of what we do at SAE Atlanta. Partnering with A3C and iStandard to present strong educational content featuring an exceptional group of industry pros who are all here to share their knowledge is a natural extension of our program. Plus, it makes for a fun, action packed weekend.”

Grammy award-winning producer Focus discovered SAE Atlanta at last year’s Pro Audio Experience, and was impressed by the school’s facilities and offerings.

Whoever hasn’t checked out SAE needs to seriously rethink things,” says Focus, who will be a featured panelist at this year’s PAE’s forums and has worked with such artists as Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Busta Rhymes, and The Game. “The school has everything that an aspiring engineer, producer, or industry professional could ever need, and it’s the ultimate place to learn your craft.”

A3C’s Pro Audio Experience will take place from Thursday, October 9 through Saturday, October 11 at the Atlanta campus of SAE Institute, which is located at 215 Peachtree Street NE, #300. Tickets are available at retail partners across Atlanta, and online sign-up is available.

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About SAE Institute:
SAE Institute provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. Under the guidance of our faculty, which is comprised of working industry professionals, students gain the essential experience they need for entry-level jobs in the entertainment business. Our students are supported in their job searches by SAE’s international network of alumni, many of whom are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. We offer programs in audio technology across our seven US campuses, along with a music business program at select locations, all fully accredited and focused on preparing students for employment when they graduate. Bachelor’s Degree programs in Animation, Audio, Film, Game Art & Graphic Design are available at the two locations of Ex’pression College, which is owned and operated by SAE Institute Group, Inc. SAE Institute Group, Inc. is a part of Navitas LTD. Learn more at USA.sae.edu.

About Navitas:
Navitas is an Australian global education leader, providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development, and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 100 colleges and campuses in 23 countries. Learn more at Navitas.com.

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