We are just a few days away from the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. Attendees from all over the world come together to take part in one of the largest electronic media events dedicated to showcasing radio, television, and web broadcasting gear and technology. Here at A-T, our bags are packed and we’re ready to head back to Vegas for the show!
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.
The greatest minds of the country all meet at one mega event: South by Southwest (SXSW). Comprised of music, interactive and film festivals and conferences in the trendy city of Austin, Texas, SXSW is a force to be reckoned with. But how exactly did this convergence of artistry and tech come to fruition?
Since 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!
While studio drummer Curt Bisquera (affectionately referred to as “Kirkee B.” by those who know him best) has performed with a host of world-famous artists, he is a legend in his own right.
Ryan Hewitt has been called upon to engineer, mix and produce projects by a diverse group of artists, including the Avett Brothers, The Band Perry, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Jamie Cullum, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, blink-182, Flogging Molly, Alkaline Trio, Three Days Grace, We Are Scientists, Tom Petty and John Frusciante. Whew! What a list.
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.”
We ended the first month of 2015 with a bang as we packed our bags and ventured to the Golden State for one of the largest trade shows in the music industry: the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show.