Alan Cross is the Program Director of 102.1 the Edge/Toronto (Canadaâ€™s most listened-to new rock station) as well as the host for the acclaimed radio documentary program, The Ongoing History of New Music, which is heard weekly from Ottawa to Victoria. Heâ€™s written four books on new rock and alternative music, curated more than a dozen CD compilations, produced in-flight audio for Air Canada, written trivia questions for Microsoft, written and appeared in several TV documentaries on music and contributed articles to a variety of newspapers and magazines. In the last few years, heâ€™s been giving presentations to different industry, cultural and advertising groups about everything from youth culture to technology. Heâ€™s also on the go-to list as a commentator on music matters for both the CBC and CTV. Alan was named Canadian Program Director of the Year at Canadian Music Week in both 2005 and 2006.
Alan Parsons was born into a family with an impressive history in entertainment. His great grandfather was the celebrated actor/manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. His mother was an actress, professional folk singer and harpist and his father, Denys Parsons, an accomplished pianist and flautist as well as the author of many books. The late Oliver Reed, film actor was a cousin. His uncle, David Tree was also a film and stage actor. Continue reading
He has been working as a recording and mix engineer, songwriter and producer for well over 10 years. He has also written a number of books on music production and non-fiction writing techniques.
He has worked extensively in live sound and as a bass player and vocalist in working bands that have gigged around the world. He is passionate about producing, recording and mixing music and many of his projects involve international collaboration work. Amos currently writes and performs in his two-piece indie pop (bass and drums) band, ‘Premium Comfort Shoes’ and have international releases.
He published his first book, ‘Macro-Mixing for the Small Recording Studio’, in 2014. This was quickly followed by ’56 Mix Tips for the Small Recording Studio’ and ‘Non-fiction Writing Essentials – A Writer’s Toolkit’. His most current release is ‘Song Arrangement for the Small Recording Studio’, published in January 2016.
Amos currently holds an academic position at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand where he’s been lecturing at a tertiary level for over 18 years. He holds a Diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE, a Graduate Diploma in Higher Education, and a Diploma in Architectural Technology.
Amos currently runs sHOWpONY, a boutique recording and production studio in Auckland, New Zealand.
Pejrolo specializes in scoring to visuals (Film, animation, video-games, TV), composition for theater, sound design and MIDI programming. Andrea’s activity as acoustic and electric bassist include performances with his jazz band and other contemporary ensembles. Pejrolo is the author of books, articles and essays on the subject of music technology and Jazz analysis. Currently he is the Assistant Chair of the Contemporary Writing & Production Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Continue reading
Â Andrew D. Gordon is a world renowned musician/author/educator/composer/producer with over 60Â music educational books in print as well as recording numerous CDâ€™s as a solo artist or with his instrumental jazz group The Super Groovers.
Andrew D. Gordon was born in London England and began his musical training at the age of 7, studying classical piano for 12 years. He has studied Synthesizer Programming at UCLA and was chosen to participate, by B.M.I., in their film scoring workshop, instructed by TV and film composer EARL HAGEN. Andrew studied contemporary piano styles for 6 years with rock, classical and jazz pianist MIKE GARSON most notable for his work with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan, Free Flight, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Andrew is also literate in most aspects of computer technology including the use of MIDI, digital synthesis, music programs, multimedia, desk top publishing, digital video editing and website design. Continue reading
Anne E. McMills is a lighting designer and associate lighting designer. Her far-reaching career extends across the many facets of the lighting worldâ€”from theatre, including Broadway and the West End, to television and theme parks to architecture, industrials, concerts, award shows, dance, and opera. In addition to designing her own work, Anne has assisted many award-winning Broadway lighting designers, including Ken Billington, Brian MacDevitt, Howell Binkley, Peter Kaczorowski, Jason Lyons, David Lander, Brian Monahan, and others as well as projections designer Elaine J. McCarthy. Anne has mounted productions in the United States, the UK, Japan, Australia, and Germany. Anne is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. Continue reading
Since the ’60s Arlen Roth has been a respected rock guitarist, when he used to release solo recordings. Roth eventually became a fairly well-known sideman, performing with a number of artists such as Pete Seeger, Rick Wakeman, and Paul Simon. In addition, Arlen also became an instructional guitarist with a series of educational videotapes covering a wide range of styles. Arlen Roth’s obvious talent for the guitar and teaching it has led him to a successful career without having to attach himself to a group or pop success. Continue reading
Arnie Berle is a seasoned jazz educator with numerous books to his credit. He toured for years as a reed and flute player with many of the leading big bands in the country. Later, upon settling in his home town of New York, he became very active as a freelance musician and teacher. In 1964, with the arrival of the Beatles, Arnie decided to study the guitar. Continue reading
Bill Gibson has spent the last 20 years teaching, writing and recording music. He holds various degrees in education, composition and recording and has taught music theory and performance in Seattle. His production credits include work on critically acclaimed albums for several Seattle based artists, and he has performed MDI system and DAW system design and implementation for many different recording facilities in the Pacific Northwest area. In addition to creating Volume 1 in the two volume seriesÂ The AudioPro Home Recording Course, Bill is currently the owner and president of Northwest Music and Recording. He is also the producer of educational videos and publications, including the best-sellingÂ Killer DemosÂ video and the 12 partÂ Hit Sound Recording Course.
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Bill “Uncle Bill” Sapsis: welder, rigger, company president, author and one of the founding members of the Long Reach Long Riders, has been involved in the entertainment industry for 40 years. In 1981 he started Sapsis Rigging, Inc. and developed the company into an internationally recognized leader in the design and installation of stage equipment. Bill’s seminar program has also garnered worldwide recognition. Bill is a USITT Fellow and a past member of the USITT Board of Directors. He is a current member of the ETCP Council and Chair of the Rigging Working Group for PLASA NA. He is the recipient of the 2102 EVA Swan Award, ESTA’s highest honor. He is a board member of The ESTA Foundation and he’s on the advisory board of the New York City Technical College. Bill also co-produces the highly acclaimed North American Theatre and Engineering Conference in New York City.