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Avid at the 2011 NAB Show: Avid Experts Share Exclusive Insights

NAB kicks off on Monday and all of us here at Avid are getting very excited. We've been telling you this week about the speakers and workflow demonstrations we'll be hosting at the Avid booth, but did you know Avid experts will also be presenting at NAB Sessions events as well? Avid's Al Kovalick and Robert Scovill will be appearing at two separate events, offering attendees exclusive insights on a diverse range of topics crucial to the media industry.

Al Kovalick, strategist and fellow at Avid, will present “Planning for the Cloud - Essential Concepts and Applications for the Media Facility.”  As cloud computing becomes an essential avenue for file-based communication, it’s importance in the landscape of the media facility cannot be overestimated.  Al will discuss many aspects of clouds including cost analysis, server and storage virtualization, and efficiency.  In addition to being an Avid superstar, Al is an active speaker, educator and the author of Video Systems in an IT Environment.  He will speak on Monday, April 11th from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in room S228.

Another Avid favorite, Robert Scovill will present “Live Mixing Tips and Tricks: From Small Acts to Big Names.”  As Senior Market Specialist for Live Sound at Avid, and our resident audio renaissance man, Robert is responsible for the sound behind many of today’s biggest names in music, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Matchbox Twenty, Prince, Rush and Def Leppard.  In this hour-long seminar, Robert will discuss the fundamentals of live mixing, including setting proper gain structure, EQ, compression and effects.  As someone who has mixed in a multitude of different settings—ranging from small, intimate recording studios to major concert venues—Robert has something to offer everyone in all spectrums of the industry.  He will be presenting Monday, April 11th from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Technologies for Worship Program, located in the Pro Audio Pit.

With this impressive line-up of Avid gurus, those attending NAB will definitely leave with a few tricks up their sleeve.  Be sure to check back here for more information on speakers, and other events presented by Avid.  Hopefully, we’ll see you in Vegas next week, at booth #SU902.


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