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18th June 2019 to 20th July 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Summer NAMM 2019
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Gearslutz members are invited to attend Summer NAMM in Nashville, July 18–20, 2019. Experience hands-on demos of the latest preamps, mics, compressors and more at the return of the Pro Audio Showcase.

Register now and use promo code GEARSLUTZ for special badge rate.

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18th June 2019 to 20th June 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New 2019 AES International Conference on Audio Forensics


2019 AES International Conference on Audio Forensics

The AES International Conference on Audio Forensics is dedicated to exploring advances in the field of Audio Forensics by providing a platform for research related to the forensic application of speech/signal processing, acoustical analyses, audio authentication, and the examination of methodologies and best practices. This is the seventh AES conference devoted to the technical developments and practical approaches developing in the field of Audio Forensics (past conferences: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017). With increased participation at each offering, this conference is the hub for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and foster new approaches to address problems that are evolving every day. The conference program will include Paper presentations and discussions as well as Workshops on topics related to Forensic Audio.

Call for contributions now open - ends 15 February 2019.

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19th June 2019
New Elektron x Bitwig


We team up with our friends at Bitwig and dive deep into using their DAW with Overbridge and Elektron machines.

About this Event: Extend your Bitwig and Overbridge knowledge.

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21st June 2019 to 22nd June 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Sweetwater Gearfest 2019




With two days of the hottest new gear, mind-blowing workshops, and performances by some of the best in the business, Sweetwater's GearFest is a music-maker's paradise. Oh, and did we mention thousands of dollars of gear giveaways, camping, and GearFest-exclusive gear deals? And it's all absolutely FREE! So spend the weekend with 15,000 fellow musicians, and register for this year's GearFest, today.

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29th June 2019 to 26th October 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New IMSTA FESTA 2019 (Worldwide)




IMSTA FESTA is a celebration of music technology that brings manufacturers face to face with their product users. These consumer shows have something for all musicians, songwriters, producers, audio engineers, music students and educators in the industry. From industry Panels and Master Classes to Software Exhibits and Song Reviews, there's even a Songwriting Competition that could land you in Santorini, Greece – this one day affair is not to be missed!

IMSTA FESTA is hosted across North America, Europe and Asia, register for free admission to a show near you!

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5th July 2019 to 8th July 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Electrical Audio Recording Seminar


Electrical Audio is hosting our first ever recording seminar July 5-8, 2019

The Electrical Audio Studio Practices Seminar is a 4-day practicum on both recording techniques and running an analog recording session, hosted by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, with Technical Discussions by Greg Norman.

This seminar will be a real ensemble band recording session on analog multitrack tape, using classic studio techniques, analog processing, and mixdown to a stereo master tape.

Steve and Greg will lead in-depth discussions of microphone choices and positions for both amplified and acoustic instruments, signal flow through a patchbay and console, tape machine calibration and alignment, tape editing, mixing to tape, stereo mic techniques, room ambience recording techniques, and more.

Participants will get hands-on instruction in setting up and operating tape machines in a session, including calibration, transport controls, recording and monitoring modes, punching-in to repair mistakes and razor-blade editing.

The cost to attend is $2000, and attendance will be capped at 10 participants.
Coffee, a light breakfast, and lunch will be provided on all 4 days of the seminar.

Limited dorm-style lodging is available for an additional $200 per person on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will otherwise be responsible for figuring out their own lodging during the seminar.

To reserve your spot, please call us at 773.539.2555.
or email us at [email protected].

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13th July 2019
New SoundGirls Orlando Expo 2019


SoundGirls Orlando Expo 2019

The SoundGirls Orlando Expo 2019 is scheduled

Date: July 13th
Time: 10am-5:00pm
Location: Full Sail University (Treehouse Venue)
3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
Dinner Meet-up: 6:00pm at Aroogas in Winter Park, FL.
Expo is free but please register here

We are also seeking volunteers to help run the expo if you are interested in volunteering please sign up here.

SoundGirls is excited to announce the 2nd SoundGirls Orlando Expo. Hosted by Full Sail University and organized by the Orlando SoundGirls Chapter, the expo will feature a number of panel discussions, seminars and audio manufacturer demos and training sessions.

The 2019 Expo will feature:

Allen & Heath demo and discussion let by SoundGirl Willa Snow
Shure demo and discussion led by Laura Davison of Shure
Meyer Demo
Clear Tunes Monitors and discussion led by Castor Milano of Clear Tunes
JH Audio will be on site – and taking ear impressions for IEMS and Ear Plugs
QSC and Chorey Sletter will lead a talk on longevity and women leaders in the music industry
Yamaha hands on training with CL & QL consoles
Barco
Vari-Lite
More Manufacturers, Panels, and Seminars TBA

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17th July 2019
New Engineering Prince


WAM is excited to present an event featuring top engineers who recorded the legendary artist Prince. Come hear Sylvia Massy, Susan Rogers, Peggy McCreary and Lisa Chamblee recount their experiences of working with the star on albums like Purple Rain, Diamonds and Pearls, Fury, 3121, and D.M.S.R., and other tales of Paisley Park. July 17, 2019.

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19th July 2019
New Bitwig Certified Training


Bitwig Certified Online Training

The Bitwig Studio community is expanding fast, and with it the need for learning resources and professional tutoring. To meet this growing need we offer professional certification for Bitwig Certified Trainers.

We invite you to join an exclusive group of Certified Trainers and get your certificate, an official mark of excellence.

To become a Bitwig Certified Trainer you can participate in our certification events, in which we will thoroughly test your Bitwig Studio product knowledge and your ability to teach and demonstrate complex features and concepts in a sensible and inspiring way.

We offer the unique opportunity to be certified remotely via online workshops at Ask.Video.

The next event, starting July 9, 2019, is an online event organized in collaboration with Ask.Video and Thavius Beck. The certification event consists of an interactive online workshop held over four sessions:

Tuesday, July 9
Friday, July 12
Tuesday, July 16
Friday, July 19

Please see the exact times on Ask.Video's page. In the workshop we'll take a look at different tools, features, and aspects of Bitwig Studio and how they can be presented. We will go through your assignments, and you will do a presentation of one or more of them. Additionally, you will take written tests, outside the workshop hours.

Throughout the workshop we evaluate your product knowledge and presentation skills. ensuring that the Bitwig Trainer Certification meets the highest standard of quality.

Click here for more information & registration.

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19th July 2019 to 21st July 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Brighton Modular Meet
24th July 2019 to 30th July 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Mix With The Masters - Seminar with Manny Marroquin & Malay


We’re proud to announce a unique music production and mixing seminar with the extremely talented mixer Manny Marroquin and renowned producer Malay from July 24 to 30, 2019! Two of the most in-demand record-makers of pop music.

During the week, we will be recording an artist at the beautiful Studios La Fabrique, whose song will be produced by Malay and then mixed by Manny.Seminar attendees will have the privilege of witnessing this process every step of the way, soaking up invaluable knowledge and being able to ask questions.

Furthermore, each participant will also have the opportunity to work with the duo on their own projects and receive extensive individual feedback on their material. For the duration of the seminar, participants will have full-board accommodation at the high-end recording studio, each with their own rooms within the mansion and gourmet meals prepared by our on-site chefs.

If you wish to join us for this truly exceptional week, apply now!

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25th July 2019 to 27th July 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Alan Parsons Presents Hands-on Master Classes


Alan Parsons Presents Hands-on Master Classes Focusing on Recording, Mixing, and Teaching Music Production from July 25-27

2019 GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and producer will offer three unique master classes at his private ParSonics Studio in Santa Barbara, CA

Alan Parsons announces a series of three recording master classes at his brand new recording facility, ParSonics, in Santa Barbara, on July 25, 26 and 27, 2019. Each master class has a different focus: ‘Music Production Rules!’ is for music educators on July 25; ‘In The Mix’ focuses on mixing on July 26; and ‘Life’s a Long Song’ features a full band recording session on July 27.

Those wishing to attend can find out more and register at: https://www.artandscienceofsound.com/mcts

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1st August 2019 to 7th August 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Mix With The Masters - Weeklong Seminar with Michael Brauer


Mix With The Masters - Weeklong Seminar with Michael Brauer

AUGUST 01-07, 2019 Exclusive mixing seminar with Michael Brauer at Studios La Fabrique, France.

Apply now - spots are limited.

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5th August 2019 to 7th August 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Greg Wells & Andrew Scheps Masterclass


Greg Wells & Andrew Scheps Masterclass

Join us August 5th - 7th at Baggpipe Studios in Stockholm, Sweden to learn from two of the world’s greatest engineers, mixers, and producers Andrew Scheps and Greg Wells.

Over the course of 3-days, you will learn how Greg and Andrew approach topics like Songwriting, Producing, Tracking, Mixing and any other aspect of the process you can think of.

This is an interactive workshop where Andrew and Greg will answer your questions, listen to and critique your songs, productions, and mixes as well as demonstrate their techniques on world-famous songs from their discographies for on-site attendees.

There will be great music, exquisite food, a gorgeous studio, and of course, Greg Wells and Andrew Scheps!

Click here for more information & to apply.

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16th August 2019 to 17th August 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New 2019 AES High School Audio Educators Conference


Registration for the 2019 AES High School Audio Educators Conference is now open.

This conference offers a remarkable opportunity to network with high school audio educators who are excited about audio and want to share impactful methods that will elevate their audio programs by developing new ideas about exciting recording techniques, how to build transformative teen curriculum, and the tools and inspiration to take high school audio education to the next level.

Register Now!

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17th August 2019 to 24th August 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New ProSoundWorkshop August Series


Yup. It's about that time. ProSoundWorkshop August Series is on the books. August 17-24.

To register, or for more info, head to www.prosoundworkshop.com

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17th August 2019 to 18th August 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Modular Meets Leeds 2019


Modular Meets Leeds 2019

Location confirmed: Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen. More info coming soon.

Follow this page for more information.

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20th August 2019 to 26th August 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Mix With The Masters - Tom Elmhirst: Weeklong Seminar


Mix With The Masters - Tom Elmhirst: Weeklong Seminar

Aug. 20 - Aug. 26, 2019 @ Studios La Fabrique, France

Click for more information and to apply - spots are limited!

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27th August 2019 to 29th August 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New AES International Conference on Headphone Technology


AES International Conference on Headphone Technology

The Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce its second AES International Conference on Headphone Technology which will be held on August 27–29, 2019 in San Francisco, CA, USA. The first edition of the Conference was held in August 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. This conference focuses on technologies for headphones with a special emphasis on the emerging fields of Mobile Spatial Audio, Individualization, Assistive Listening and Audio for Augmented Reality. It will gather scientists, developers and practitioners who are involved in theory, technical design, application or evaluation of headphone technology. The conference will be an interdisciplinary gathering encouraging fruitful discussions across the headphone, hearing aid and audio delivery industries.

San Francisco is a melting pot of a multitude of European and Asian cultures and the origin of the "easy living" west coast attitude towards life, and it is the home of some of the world’s most innovative digital industries in audio and sound for cinema and gaming. Located in the San Francisco Bay and known for its cool summers, fog and steep rolling hills, it offers popular tourist destinations like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf and its vivid Chinatown district. An ideal setting for a fascinating and informative conference!

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29th August 2019 to 1st September 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Abbey Road Institute: Song Production Masterclass




Abbey Road Institute: Song Production Masterclass

What’s it like to produce and record a song from start to finish at Abbey Road Studios? Experience this for yourself at our inaugural ‘Song Production Masterclass’, a 4-day experience which will take you through the full recording process. Led by multi-award-winning producer Haydn Bendall you’ll immerse yourself in each of the stages of recording, mixing and mastering at the world’s most famous recording studio.

Haydn brings a wealth of experience and expertise, much of it gained through his years as an engineer and then senior engineer at Abbey Road. Haydn will be joined by the accomplished cellist, composer, arranger and conductor Audrey Riley and her orchestra as well as percussionist extraordinaire Lauren Kosty. Together this expert team will record and produce a song by up and coming indie rock band The Kings Parade.

You’ll be introduced to Abbey Road’s priceless microphone collection by the Studios’ in-house expert Lester Smith, learning about the history of the collection and how mics are chosen for different sessions.

On the final day you will master the song with Abbey Road Mastering Engineer Christian Wright - in his room!

Duration: 4 Days, 10:00am – 18:00pm
Masterclass Dates: 29 August – 1 September 2019 (Thursday – Sunday)
Producer: Haydn Bendall
Masterclass Fee: £2,750
Masterclass Size: 15

Click here for more information & to apply.

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6th September 2019 to 8th September 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Knobcon 2019


Knobcon is a one-of-a-kind synthesizer convention now in it's eighth year. Complete with performances, workshops and vendors, Knobcon allows for a fully immersive experience. Attendees can get their hands on an incredible amount of equipment, learn from industry professionals and talk directly with designers of some of today's most innovative synthesizer products.

One Ticket for All Three Days! Tickets On Sale March 1, 2019

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11th September 2019 to 13th September 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New 2019 AES International Automotive Audio Conference


2019 AES International Automotive Audio Conference

Save the date for our next Automotive Audio conference, which promises to be a good one!

Chaired by Alfred Svobodnik, who leads our Automotive Audio Technical Committee, the event will take place at the Audi Driving Experience Center near Munich in September 2019.

A call for contributions will be available shortly.

Click here for more information.

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12th September 2019 to 14th September 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New NAMM Musikmesse Russia/Prolight+Sound Russia




Get ready to tap into a new market in a country that is known for its rich musical and cultural landscape. NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia offer a unique opportunity for exhibitors to connect with Russian and CIS buyers.

The 2017 shows saw a 13% visitor increase from the previous year welcoming more than 18,000 visitors total including lighting designers, sound engineers, integrators, importers and distributors, representatives of event agencies, theaters, concert halls, rental companies, and specialists from radio, recording and TV studios. The exposition presented six different pavilions dedicated to different product groups including Guitar World, Drummers United, DJ & Electo World, Keyboards World, pavilion CHOIREXPO and Yamaha Weekend Hall. The fair will be held in ECC "Sokolniki" from 12–14 of September.

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21st September 2019 to 22nd September 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New UK Guitar Show 2019
21st September 2019 to 10th November 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Music Expo 2019


Music Expo, the multi-city conference series for music makers, announces its return for 2019. Music Expo brings together Grammy-winning producers and engineers, music industry tastemakers and leading technology brands. Offering unparalleled, up-close access to some of the most successful creators, the series provides hyper-focused workshops, live demos, keynote presentations and panels giving attendees the option to focus on music technology, business or music creation.

Hosted by SAE Institute, Music Expo will kick-off in Miami, FL on Sat., March 30th. The second annual Music Expo Nashville will take place on Sat., Sept. 21st and Music Expo San Francisco will expand from a one day event to two full days on Sat., Nov. 9th and Sun., Nov. 10th (Tickets HERE).

Single day passes will be available for Music Expo San Francisco, more details TBA.

Early bird tickets for all cities are on sale now at: https://musicexpo.co/

Use code GearslutzMX2019 for an exclusive 20% discount on all tickets!

Exhibitor packages are available at: www.musicexpo.co/exhibit.

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24th September 2019 to 30th September 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Mix With The Masters - Weeklong Seminar with Al Schmitt


Mix With The Masters - Weeklong Seminar with Al Schmitt

SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2019 Exclusive recording & mixing seminar with Al Schmitt at Studios La Fabrique, France.

Apply now - spots are limited.

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29th October 2019 to 30th October 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New GameSoundCon 2019


Speak at GameSoundCon 2019 - Submissions open through May 31

Click here for more information.

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16th November 2019 to 17th November 2019 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
New Tokyo Festival of Modular 2019
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