It's that time again!!! That magical point of the year when gear creators, music makers and audio fans come together for a celebration of all that is holy in analog and digital. You guessed it! We've once again teamed up with Pensado's Place for our third annual, day-long extravaganza, Gear Expo 2015
Taking place at Vintage King Nashville on September 26th, Gear Expo 2015 brings the spirit of a rocking block party to the Berry Hill District by offering up an incredible array of pro audio talk, demos and beyond. The Pensado's Place crew will be front and center, as the show's hosts Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick lead multiple panels on a variety of topics including creating better audio, gear and marketing strategies.
Gear Expo Panel Discussions
Warrior Princess: Career Paths For Women In Audio (10:45AM - 11:30AM)
Carma Bandstra (Director of Operations, The Blackbird Academy), Roxanne Ricks (Artist Relations, Audio-Technica), Sharon Corbitt-House (Partner/Manager, All Good Factory/ Vice President, Grand Victor Sound) and Beverly Keel (Chairwoman, Recording Industry For MTSU).
Marketing With Today's Media: Building Your Brand and Audience (11:45AM - 12:30PM)
Will Thompson (Producer, Pensado's Place/Habitual Social), Eric Allen (Social Media Manager, Vintage King Audio), Nicki D (Country Music Host) and Producer Ray (The Bobby Bones Show).
Electronic Jam: Machines for Studio and Stage (12:45PM - 1:30PM)
Christian Crux Thomas (Ableton Certified Trainer), Oliver Dodd (Moog Master) and Jeremy Ellis (Native Instruments Maschine Guru).
Nashville's Finest: Producers and Engineers Behind the Hits (2:00PM - 2:45PM)
Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers/Red Hot Chili Peppers), Justin Niebank (Darius Rucker/Kid Rock) and Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson).
Shot Callers: Industry Titans (3:00PM - 3:45PM)
John Mason (Lawyer, Reba McEntire), Tony Brown (Producer/Former Chair of MCA Nashville) and John McBride (Owner, Blackbird Studio/The Blackbird Academy).
In addition to our panel discussions, we've enlisted over 50 of the hottest brands in the pro audio universe to bring along their latest products for a demo event unlike any other. From guitar pedals and microphones to plug-ins and converters, a truly diverse collection of gear will be on display, with some manufacturers like Ableton
, Chandler Limited
, API Audio
giving away products throughout the day.