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Sneak Peek of the 2016 Pro-Audio Center Schedule

Mike Walbert
Posted by Mike Walbert on Aug 10
The Pro-Audio center is an audiophile’s dream.  Attendees are able to network with some of Hip-Hop’s most influential music makers.  The pro-audio programming includes: workshops, demos, panels, showcases, live interviews and mentor sessions.  This intimate and interactive experience is tailored for producers, audio engineers, songwriters and DJs that want to have a career in music. 

2015 speakers included: Just Blaze, The Alchemist, Metro Boomin, Bryan Michael Cox, Pete Rock, Oh No, Zaytoven, Kenny Burns, R. City, Needlz, KY Engineerin, Sean Garret, Bangladesh, Sonny Digital, DJ Jelly, WLPWR, Kato and dozens more!

Check out the Schedule Here

  • Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion - 20 Years of Hits presented by Collabmix with Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, Nasheim Myrick, and Sean C & LV

Bad Boy’s legendary Hitmen have produced chart-topping records for Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, Diddy, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Big Pun, Rakim, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Mariah Carey and dozens of other icons. Collabmix is your way to organize joint production efforts with your friends or by joining public collaborations in the Collabmix community.  Collabmix helps you have more organized alliances with project management features for improving workflow. Your workspaces have dedicated space for your project files, project specific inboxes, assigned tasks and you can easily track the progress of each project just by viewing the progress bar for each one.  More info can be found here: http://www.collabmix.com. 
  • [iStandard] Producer Showcase with Streetrunner, Needlz and Focus

 Over the past 11 years, the [istandard] producer showcase has been the premier platform to assist getting the aspiring producer to the next level in their career. Held in 35+ North American & 2 Canadian markets, [istandard] coordinates over 75+ events for music creators and searches for the most talented individuals to present their skills in front of the music industry's elite. Producer Submissions are open until September 19th.  There is no fee to submit.  Producer may submit here:http://www.a3cfestival.com/producers. 
  • The Making of ATLiens with Mr. DJ

 It’s the 20-year anniversary of Outkast’s ATLiens.  We are going to travel back in time with the legendary Dungeon Family DJ/Producer, Mr. DJ, to talk about the creative process that brought this classic album to life. 
  • Playback Sessions

 Artists and producers bring one song or beat on a USB and get feedback on the spot from some of hip-hop’s most accomplished producers, songwriters and A&Rs. 
  • Sample Flip Saturday with M16

 Just bring your headphones & laptop -- samples will be supplied.  Participants have two hours to flip the sample. The most creative flip wins a partner prize package, free lifetime membership to iStandard and three exclusive sound kits. 
  • Started From Scratch: DJ Documentary with DJ Jelly

 An interactive discussion that illustrates just how long Atlanta’s now prominent Hip-Hop scene has been building and just where and when certain very important seeds were planted.  We will connect the dots to show the importance of DJs, talk jocks and turntablists alike have had on the rise of the Atlanta Hip-Hop scene. 
  • Native Sessions presented by Native Instruments

 Held in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Tokyo, Native Sessions is a series of regular events dedicated to bringing NI users, experts, and the wider music community together to explore the future of music making with KOMPLETE, TRAKTOR, and MASCHINE. 
  • Manage Me Please: A Producer's Manager with Rico Brooks

 Producers need managers too. Every producer wants to get their music to the masses, but most lack the right management that can provide them with the right opportunities. We will be discussing how and when to find a manager, what a manager should be able to provide, and what skills are required to be a successful producer. 
  • Place Your Records with Bryan-Michael Cox and Ray Daniels

 Producers always ask “How can I get placements?'” The right placement can make a producer's career. We will discuss the right approach and process to getting a great placement. Get insight from the manager and A&R's side as well as the producers directly.


Mike Walbert

Written by Mike Walbert

Mike Walbert is the Executive Director of the A3C Festival & Conference. As as partner in the business Mike oversees various aspects of the business, including: Business Development, Sponsorship, Branding and Marketing. Mike officially joined A3C in 2009 as the Artist Director. Since 2010 Mike has managed the strategy and team that have grown A3C from a regional showcase to an internationally recognized institution in hip-hop culture.

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