CRAS Welcomes Producer/Engineer Icon Sylvia Massy for CRAS LIVE Event

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is proud to welcome iconic music recording engineer/producer Sylvia Massy for its upcoming CRAS LIVE event on July 10 at 7:00pm PST. The CRAS LIVE event will be streamed on YouTube.

“To have Sylvia participate in CRAS LIVE will be an incredible experience for our students,” said Kirt Hamm, CRAS administrator. “Sylvia has participated in sessions with our students in the past, and you could see them hanging on her every word…they didn’t want to miss a thing she had to say. We can’t thank her enough for her time and her desire to share her knowledge and wisdom with all of us. Our students will take this experience with them throughout their entire careers.”

Massy ( is known for her unconventional recording techniques and is the author of the book “Recording Unhinged”. She has worked with Tool, Prince, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, and more.

“Gaining real-world knowledge and asking questions of someone with the stature of Sylvia Massy is invaluable,” Hamm concluded.

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is composed of two nearby campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz. A CRAS education includes broadcast audio, live sound, film and TV audio, music, and video game audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have all excelled in their individual fields, including sound reinforcement, audio recording and production, digital recording, troubleshooting/maintenance, and music business.

CRAS structured programs and highly qualified teaching staff provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in audio recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the audio recording industries.

The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools 12, API Legacy consoles, SSL AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.

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Article originally published on MixOnline.