Austin Record Convention – Austin, TX

Pull out your vinyl fund and get ready for a road trip!   The Austin Record Convention is taking place on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th promises to be yet another wallet draining event. Regular Admission: $5 2 days Total Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th(10am-6pm) Early Shopper Admission: $30 US residents, $15 International … Read more

AES Convention – San Francisco

West coast producers and engineers need to think seriously about attending the upcoming AES in San Francisco.  With technical sessions, seminars, exhibitions and events focusing on just about all aspects of recording, this is a great chance to pick up valuable knowledge, meet with other in the field, and talk directly to manufacturers. AES San … Read more

Patchwerk Music University Video + DVD


Atlanta’s Patchwerk Recording Studio presents a mini-workshop/clinic focused on business matters of concern to those involved in various aspects of the music business.  Now in it’s fifth session, previous events have featured such notable figures as Bangladesh, DJ Toomp, Don Cannon (Aphilliates), Bryan M. Cox, DJ Nabs (So So Def), Drumma Boy, and more.

Included in your registration breakfast and lunch, plus panels focused artists, producers, songwriters, and executives.

Video of previous events after the jump.

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WFMU Record + CD Fair

A major digging event is going down!  NYC area residents and beyond will need to mark their calendars for this event.  The WFMU & CD Fair has a reputation as being an ultra serious digging event with the chance of dramatically improving your collection from a wimpy stack of records into a tasteful vinyl dream. … Read more

Beat Grinder Producer Battle (Betty Davis Edition)

Once again it’s on. The Tru Skool "Beat Grinder Championship" is the only beat competition that matters for the DC area. Ten producers battle it out for the Beat Grinder crown. One producer goes home as king. Tru Skool is know for hosting great events, and "Liv" at Bohemian Cavern has provided the arena. Hosted … Read more

Scribble Jam Producer Beat Battle

Billing itself as "America’s largest hip-hop festival", Scribble Jam will make a stop in Chicago on September 6th, 2008 in order to select a winners to represent the Windy City at their main event.  They’ll also hold an mc battle and will feature performances by Decay, Robust, Dirty Digital, Astonish, and Jam One. All mc’s … Read more

Night Owl Record Show (Portland, OR)


Billing itself as the "nation’s first night time record show", the Night Owl Record Show might also be able to take the title as the first 21+ vinyl event with a 21+ lounge.  With early bird admission beginning at 3pm, Night Owl offers a welcomed change of pace to those accustomed to the typical crack of dawn record show start times.

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Jay Z + Notorious B.I.G. Engineers Offer NYC Mixing Workshop


Here’s your chance to get platinum quality techniques and advice from mixing engineers Ryan West (Just Blaze, Jay Z, T.I.) and Bassy Bob offer (Notorious B.I.G., Christina Aguilera) as they offer The Elements of Mixing Volume 2.

The hands on workshop will focus on Hip-Hop (and other urban music) production while addressing such topics as the professional mixers’ work flow, balancing to panning, effects, and compression to handle multiple bass signals.  

"Using Buss Compression to make mix more exciting, bang harder. Working with NEVE and SSL style compressors. And more…"

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Producing Club-Ready Tracks – Free Online Seminar


Remix and M-Audio have teamed up to offer an on-demand seminar entitled Producing Club-Ready Tracks.  A quick registration is required, but still not a bad way to pick up some very useful tips that are sure to help distinguish your sound from the competition.  Did I mention this was free?

"This presentation will examine the focus/energy of the mix (mixing around the kick), EQing, editing, sidechaning, panning, levels, etc. for all of the typical elements rhythm, instrument and vocal parts of club tracks."

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