Luca Pretolesi and Nik Hotchkiss just visited the CRAS Gilbert campus to give a great seminar on electronic music mixing. Luca predominately uses Apple’s Logic Pro software for his electronic music. He has a list of achievements, earning numerous credits working with the following artists: Continue Reading…
CRAS AES Presents the Vinyl Clinic
For our 2nd event of February, the CRAS AES Student Chapter presented the Vinyl Clinic with Gerald Schoenherr, a CRAS instructor who is well known by the students. AES clinics are free events CRAS hosts to provide unique extracurricular education for our students. For this event, Mr. Schoenherr brought his own vinyl record players and record collection to showcase the sound of some classic records to the students.
Grads Win Two 2016 Grammy Awards
In Total, 13 Graduates Received Credit for Their Work on 17 2016 Grammy Winning Categories
Gilbert, Ariz., Feb. 19, 2016 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, is proud to announce that two of its graduates have won 2016 Grammy Awards…Sam Holland for his work as recording engineer on Album of the Year for Taylor Swift’s “1989”, and Justin Merrill for his engineering work on Best Engineered Album, Classical for the album “Ask Your Mama” by George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.
Fred Aldous, who was recently inducted into the Sports Broadcast Hall of Fame, has been working closely with the Conservatory to help develop our Broadcast Audio Curriculum.
During one of our free AES events, Mr. Aldous spoke to our student body about his experience in the audio industry. From talking about his roots in his hometown of Ogden, Utah, he briefly discussed his childhood desire to become a musician.
“As fortune would have it, once I met real musicians, I knew my career as a musician was over,” Fred says. “Now about the only thing I play is the stereo.”