5 Things That Rocked Sweetwater’s Gearfest This Year

This is the 4th visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana to attend Sweetwater’s Gearfest by our Internship Director Greg Stefus.  So we figured we share with you the 5 things that rocked Sweetwater’s Gearfest this year.

Gearfest has become a much-anticipated event for many engineers, musicians and audio enthusiasts alike.  The annual event is a great way for CRAS to continue our relationship with Sweetwater, which we have several graduates working for, a great way to further our relationships with many of the manufacturers in attendance of the event, and also for CRAS to maintain a presence in the midwest for those potential future audio engineers.

CRAS Display at Sweetwater Gearfest

CRAS Display at Sweetwater Gearfest 2016

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Center Stage – Graduate Spotlight Chris Robbins

Chris Robbins

Center Stage – Graduate Spotlight is our blog series “spotlighting” on CRAS Graduates who have shared their success stories with CRAS.  These stories will show you how unique and different every student’s experience is during their internships and the beginnings of their careers in audio.  This spotlight post is on Chris Robbins. 

Center Stage - Graduate Spotlight Chris Robbins

Chris Robbins – Chez Boom Audio

Chris Robbins started at CRAS in November 2014.   And now he has been hired as Assistant Engineer at Chez Boom Studios in Austin. Hit the Continue button to read his story!

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Center Stage – Graduate Spotlight – Daniel Gautreaux

Daniel Gautreaux

Center Stage – Graduate Spotlight is our blog series “spotlighting” on CRAS Graduates who have shared their success stories with CRAS.  These stories will show you how unique and different every student’s experience is during their internships and the beginnings of their careers in audio.  This spotlight post is on Daniel Gautreaux.  Enjoy!

Daniel started at CRAS in the beginning of 2013. Here is what he’s been up to since…

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CRAS AES Presents the Vinyl Clinic

CRAS AES Presents the Vinyl Clinic

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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.

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Inspiring Advice from CRAS Graduates

Inspiring Advice from CRAS Graduates at final panel of 2015

This year has really gone by, we can’t believe that we reached our final CRAS Graduates panel!

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We are really excited to have our guests for this panel, we feel this group will bring a lot of inspiring advice to our current students.  Each guest works in a varying industry in audio and we feel they will have a lot of guidance and suggestions to share with our students.

Our previous panels have brought a lot of great information to our students on succeeding in the audio industry.  Our graduates have brought a lot of real stories and experiences that our students can learn from.

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George Kemper Speeds to Success with NASCAR as a Broadcast Audio Engineer

George Kemper Speeds to Success with NASCAR as a Broadcast A2 Audio Engineer

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After having much success at the Conservatory, George and his team have recently won a TV Emmy for Outstanding Live Event Audio/Video for their work on this NASCAR on Fox event! George’s job was to record all of the driver radio communications, listen for something worthy of air time, do a fast edit and then broadcast it for the millions of fans watching on TV!

Great job George and keep up the good work!

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It’s just the beginning for CRAS Graduate Jeremy Parker

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CRAS Graduate Jeremy Parker has just recently started audio engineering in his own studio, Parker Place Studios in Tempe, AZ.  He wanted to make a place where he can take his time and allow artists to be cultivated organically.

I got a chance to visit Jeremy and tour his new studio this past September. Jeremy graduated the audio engineering program at CRAS in 1999, and has been in Arizona engineering for a few years. He recently started audio engineering at his own place, called Parker Place Studios in Tempe.

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