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SPARS continues Ask SPARS on-line webinar series with Live Sound topic

As part of it’s expanded Ask SPARS mentoring initiative, SPARS recently completed another of it’s Ask SPARS Online Webinars with students enrolled in the recording technology program at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. The Ask SPARS event involved a on-line hookup between members of the audio … Continue reading

SPARS completes first in a series of Ask SPARS online Webinars with University of Wisconsin

As part of it’s expanded Ask SPARS mentoring initiative, SPARS recently completed the first in a series of Online Webinars with students enrolled in the recording technology program at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. The Ask SPARS event involved a 3-way online … Continue reading

SPARS announces expansion of their current Ask SPARS mentoring program

SPARS has had great success in producing person-to-person group and individual mentoring programs at the AES and NAMM Conventions as well as in various other locations in recent years. Students, recent graduates and young recording professionals have enjoyed exposure to … Continue reading

SPARS member Airshow set to celebrate 30th anniversary with workshops, music, food and fun

You’re Invited to Airshow’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations! SPARS members, Airshow, are marking a major milestone with events in Boulder, CO and Takoma Park, MD in September. In both locations, they are offering special workshops for their pro audio colleagues, followed … Continue reading

SPARS participates in recent AES 50th International Conference on Audio Education

On July 25-27, 2013, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murphreesboro, TN was the recent site for the AES 50th International Conference on Audio Education. SPARS participated in a workshop panel titled Audio Education Report Card. Panel members were Mark … Continue reading

SPARS to host Ask SPARS mentoring panel at upcoming SAE Institute LA Tech Expo

SPARS will be hosting an Ask SPARS mentoring panel in Los Angeles at the SAE Institute campus, 6565 Sunset Blvd, on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The SAE Tech Expo/Alumni Convention is a two day free … Continue reading

SPARS and Westlake Pro re-schedule Q & A session on Pro Tools 11

Pro Tools 11 is here… Get your questions answered! Pro Tools expert Jon Connolly to conduct  seminar SPARS and Westlake Pro have re-scheduled a special Pro Tools 11 question and answer session in order to allow Pro Tools expert Jon … Continue reading

Mack Emerman, founder of Criteria Studios and one of the original founders of SPARS passes

Mack Emerman, the founder of Criteria Recording Studios and one of the original founders of SPARS has died at 89. Some 250 gold or platinum singles and albums were recorded at Criteria, which became known as Atlantic Records South when Emerman … Continue reading

Students from SPARS Member, Old Dominion University, visit Avatar Studios, NY, for mentoring opportunity

A group of students from SPARS Member, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, were recently in New York visiting Avatar Studios for a mentoring opportunity with SPARS President Kirk Imamura and well known Recording Engineer, Roy Hendrickson. The group was led by Bob Wright, Co Owner at Seven … Continue reading

SPARS Member Firehouse Studios to host legendary producer Mike Clink to record winning song from GRAMMY U® Amplified competition

Firehouse Recording Studios, a division of DMI Music & Media Solutions, will host legendary record producer Mike Clink on April 6, 2013, to record and produce an original song from the winner of the GRAMMY U® Amplified student competition (formerly known as Rock The … Continue reading