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CRAS Announces AES Event with Bob Clearmountain and Apogee

The Dec. 2 Event at the School’s Gilbert, Ariz. Campus Will Include Apogee Product Demos and Interactive Mix Sessions, Alongside More Intimate Student Discussions



Gilbert, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2022 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS;, the leading institution for audio engineering education, is proud to announce an in-house event with acclaimed recording engineer, mixer, and record produce Bob Clearmountain and Apogee founder and CEO Betty Bennett with CRAS’ AES student section on Dec. 2 at the school’s Gilbert, Ariz. campus. The Apogee CRAS Takeover will include Apogee product demos and interactive mix sessions, alongside more intimate student discussions.

“To say that we are excited to have Bob and Betty visit with our student AES section is an understatement,” said David Kohr CRAS AES Faculty Advisor. “They will provide multiple presentations and interactive demos before and after the full school event where they will take the stage together to talk about the state of the industry and Apogee products and technologies.”

Clearmountain and Roger Robindoré will be hosting Dolby Atmos demos in CRAS Studio D. Apogee Product Specialist George Williams will be at a demo booth showcasing Apogee products and answering student questions.

Apogee VIP Artist Theron “Neff-U” Feemster will be in the CRAS Studio A Live Room showcasing music production using an Apogee workflow. Neff-U will discuss how he adapts his workflow to follow the inspiration, from hotel room to world-class studio. He’ll also share his wisdom on how young producers/engineers can succeed in the very competitive industry they’re aspiring to join.

CRAS will also have an interactive demo room set up in CRAS Studio B Live Room where students will be able to dissect an in-the-box mix that Clearmountain has done. They will be able to hear the original multi tracks, and then hear the mix Bob did using Apogee plugins.

Clearmountain has worked with many prominent names in music, including Bruce Springsteen (mixing Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” and 25 other projects), The Rolling Stones (re-mixes of the singles “Miss You” and “Out of Tears”) as well as their “Tattoo You” album amongst over 20 album, movie, and concert video projects, Bryan Adams (producing and/or mixing nearly all of his albums since 1983), David Bowie, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, and 235 other artists. His most recent works include recording and mixing the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts from Wembley Stadium and the Los Angeles Forum and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for HBO.

Apogee provides its customers with an unparalleled experience by making the best professional audio devices in the world. Its products deliver ultimate sound quality, inspiring simplicity and incredible value. Apogee will continue to innovate and challenge old paradigms with new solutions that advance audio recording and elevate creativity.

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 Ultimate, 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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About The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

Based in the heart of The Valley of the Sun with two campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz., The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) is one of the country’s premier institutions for audio education. The Conservatory has developed a unique and highly effective way to help the future audio professional launch their careers in the recording industry and other related professional audio categories.


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