Bennett and Clearmountain host CRAS AES event
Wednesday, 4 January 2023
clearmountainBob Clearmountain and Betty Bennett
USA - The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) recently hosted an in-house event with recording engineer, mixer, and record produce Bob Clearmountain and Apogee founder and CEO Betty Bennett with CRAS’ AES student section at the school’s Gilbert, Ariz. campus.
The Apogee CRAS Takeover included Apogee product demos and interactive mix sessions, alongside more intimate student discussions. Clearmountain and Roger Robindoré hosted Dolby Atmos demos in CRAS Studio D. Apogee Product Specialist George Williams showcased Apogee products and answering student questions.
“It was gratifying to interact with the inspiring, dedicated and professional students I met during our recent visit to CRAS,” said Clearmountain. “I was impressed by the facilities, especially those offered as part of the broadcast audio curriculum. After my visit, I have high hopes for the rising generation of audio engineers.”
Added Bennett, “What an inspiration to encounter the young men and women of CRAS - the future of our audio industry. As much as technical expertise is important, I’m glad to see that the CRAS curriculum accentuates personal responsibility, professional etiquette and good old tenacity, a message I reinforced in my communication with the assembled student body. We at Apogee look forward to continued collaboration with CRAS.”
Apogee VIP Artist Theron “Neff-U” Feemster also showcased music production using an Apogee workflow. He discussed how he adapts his workflow to follow the inspiration, from hotel room to world-class studio. He shared his wisdom on how young producers/engineers can succeed in the very competitive industry they're aspiring to join.
“It was a great honour and privilege to have the opportunity to take part in last week's event,” said CRAS student William Walton. “Having the chance to observe Bob Clearmountain's recent work in Dolby Atmos with him in the room to explain his process is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am beyond grateful for. Bob, Betty, and Neff-U were the nicest people you could hope to meet. They were all an inspiration to me in the career path that I want to take upon graduation.”

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