Thanks for joining us for the 4th annual Gear and Beer Summit!

Another year down, another successful Gear and Beer Summit for the record books. We're so thankful for all of our attendees that spent the day imbibing in cold beer, tasty eats, great gear and wonderful conversation with our panel of world-class engineers and producers. If you missed out the Gear and Beer Summit 2018 in Music City, no worries! Continue on below to check out videos and photos from the entire day and we'll see you in 2019!

Joe Chiccarelli at Gear and Beer Summit

Further Reading

2018 Gear and Beer Summit Wrap-up

A Conversation with Joe Chiccarelli

Blackbird Studio Owner John McBride sat down with world-class producer, mixer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli to talk gear, share industry insights and reminisce on their celebrated careers.

Joe Chiccarelli, Producer / Mixer / Engineer

Joe Chiccarelli

Joe is a Grammy® award-winning producer, mixer and engineer who has worked with artists like U2, Alanis Morissette, Beck, Etta James, Tori Amos, The Killers, Morrissey, Cage the Elephant and many more.

John McBride, Producer/Engineer

John McBride

John is the owner of Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also spent time behind the desk working as an engineer on Martina McBride's last three studio albums and as production manager for Garth Brooks.

Produce Like A Pro Panel

Produce Like a Pro host Warren Huart sat down with four world-class producers, mixers and engineers to discuss their workflows and take questions from the audience at Gear and Beer Summit 2018.

Jeff Balding, Producer / Mixer / Engineer

Jeff Balding

Eight-time Grammy® nominated producer, mixer, and tracking engineer Jeff Balding has successfully transcended genres through working with a diverse array of music icons, including the Eagles, Don Henley, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Megadeth, Maren Morris, Dan+Shay, and Chris Janson.

Ryan Hewitt, Producer/Engineer

Ryan Hewitt

Ryan is a Grammy® award-winning engineer, mixer and producer with a credit list spanning all popular genres of music for such notable artists as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers, blink-182, The Dixie Chicks, needtobreathe, Flogging Molly and Jamie Cullum.

Kim Rosen, Mastering Engineer

Kim Rosen

Kim is a Grammy® nominated mastering engineer who works out of her own "Knack Mastering" located in Ringwood, NJ, USA. She has racked up hundreds of mastering credits including notable projects from Jeremy Enigk, Franz Ferdinand and Dashboard Confessional.

F Reid Shippen, Engineer

F. Reid Shippen

Reid is a New Jersey-born, Nashville-based, highly motivated, completely caffeinated multiple Grammy® award-winning producer, engineer and mixer. His credits include Dierks Bently, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Mat Kearney and Mercy Me.

Warren Huart, Producer/Mixer/Engineer

Warren Huart / Host

Warren Huart is the host of the popular web series, Produce Like A Pro. He also enjoys a successful career as a producer, mixer and engineer whose credits include The Fray, Korn and Aerosmith.

Photo Gallery

Over 300 people stopped by Gear And Beer Summit 2018 to enjoy our panel discussions, good eats and cool drinks. The Vintage King Nashville showroom was also packed all day long, as guests took advantage of the opportunity to demo our selection of the best pro audio gear in the world.

Gear Interviews

In addition to the gear inside the Vintage King Nashville showroom, some of the best brands in pro audio were outside the shop showing of their latest and greatest innovations. Check out the videos below to learn more about new products from Antelope Audio, Avid, Barefoot Sound and Rupert Neve Designs / SE Electronics.


Setting up microphones

Further Viewing

Hundreds of gear demos at your fingertips

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Vintage King Nashville Showroom

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