Friday, October 10, 2008

"Art of Record Production Conference", for the first time in the USA

Recording Academy members get 20 per cent off ($50) the regular early registration fee of $250 for the prestigious Fourth International Art of Record Production Conference November 14-16, 2008 at the University of Massachusetts--Lowell.

A special room rate of $99 per night (plus tax) is also available at the Doubletree Riverfront Hotel for conference attendees. Deadline for early registration fees of $250/regular (less the $50 member discount) and $150/student end on October 17. After October 17 registration rates increase to $350 ($280 for Academy members) and $225/student.

Learn from the masters! Network with colleagues! Advance your understanding of the Art of Record Production!

* Conference Keynote Interview with Phil Ramone
* Roundtable Panel Discussion by award-winning producers moderated by MIX Magazine editor Sarah Jones
* Papers and presentations on the Art of Record Production by leading researchers from around the world
* Critical listening workshops in UMass Lowell's extraordinarily accurate Critical Listening Studio
* Unraveling the Mix sessions

Previously hosted in London, Edinburgh and Sydney, ARP is coming to the U.S. for the first time. This year's theme "The Studio as Musical Instrument" features an illustrious roster of production talent and a wealth of prominent industry specialists and academics.

Simon Zagorski-Thomas, director of the Art of Record Production Conferences, states "Paper topics range from Brian Eno to Public Enemy, from Mitch Miller's 1950s production oddities to Radiohead's 'In Rainbows', and from the way studios are reacting to new business models to the way that 'old school' producers reacted to 'new school' technology. It's going to be a stunning weekend!"

William Moylan, Professor of Sound Recording Technology, UMass Lowell and host of ARP08, adds: "We are honored to be hosting the first North American platform for this important
exchange of ideas, experiences, knowledge and music between attendees from throughout the world. UMass Lowell's exceptional recording studios, control rooms and critical listening room will be featured and critical listening sessions will be held in our extremely accurate studio to provide the experience of high quality surround sound and hi-res listening in comparison to compressed MP3."

The Art of Record Production is a community of scholars, recording professionals, musicians and organizations that have an interest in how the recording process transforms music. The ARP community encompasses over 80 universities in 18 countries and is the only professional society organized with the unique motivation of understanding and advancing the art that comes from the production of music recordings.

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