Category Archives: Industry Events

An Interview with Joe Chiccarelli at the AES Show 2014

On day two of our Ask Me Anything Livestream Events at AES 2014 we sat down with GRAMMY Award-winning producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli.

Joe Chiccarelli started his career as a musician and then, as many in the business do, became an assistant engineer, in Los Angeles. While working in the studio, Chiccarelli was given the chance of a lifetime to act as the lead engineer on Frank Zappa’s “Sheik Yerbouti” album, when Zappa’s regular engineer was unavailable for the recording. Zappa liked what he heard, and asked Chiccarelli to engineer several other albums in the coming years. And the rest is history.

Joe Chiccarelli Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW

audio-technica sxswSince the very beginning in 1987, the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) has grown into one of the most heavily attended music and tech events in the United States.

The iconic music festival is held every year around mid-March in Austin, Texas. Musicians, music enthusiasts and more recently tech enthusiasts from all over the world come together to celebrate music, film and technology.

SXSW is a whirlwind event, there’s truly nothing else like it and our team is eager to hit the streets of Austin for this year’s show!

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An Interview with Matt McArthur of The Record Company at the AES Show 2014

On day one of our Ask Me Anything Livestream Events at AES 2014, we sat down with Matt McArthur, executive director of The Record Company.

After graduating from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in music production and engineering, Matt McArthur co-founded The Record Company, New England’s first professional nonprofit recording studio, to give Boston’s community of young musicians a place to hang out, learn and record their compositions. According to The Record Company’s website, the organization bridges the gap between up-and-coming talent and access not only to a recording studio, but also to “the decades-long tradition of professional musical recording: a tradition encompassing concepts of professional conduct, mentorship, technical expertise, creativity, and more.”

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All Aboard the Lennon Bus: NAMM 2015

The John Lennon BusLast week at NAMM 2015, we had the opportunity to hook up with one of our favorite organizations, The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

The Lennon Bus travels around the United States educating students and audio enthusiasts by way of a state-of-the-art mobile recording facility. The bus is committed to providing students with customized studio sessions that teach them to write, record and produce music. The portable studio is equipped with all of the latest audio technology, including Audio-Technica pro microphones and headphones.

One of the Lennon Bus highlights from NAMM was a very special guest appearance by the legendary George Clinton. George hopped aboard the Lennon Bus to give a professional musician’s perspective on the audio world. The Lennon Bus also hosted “The Imagine Party,” an epic event celebrating music education that was capped off with a performance by George and Parliament Funkadelic.

If you are lucky enough to catch The Lennon Bus this year, we encourage you to pose for a photo with the larger than life Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones. Hundreds of A-T fans lined up at NAMM 2015 for a photo with our iconic #BigM50!

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