Csaba Petocz Master Class Audio Workshop

Taught by four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Chuck Ainlay.

The Recording Connection, Audio-Technica and Clyne Media present the inaugural Csaba Petocz Master Class Audio Grant, an annual audio education event created to honor the legacy of the beloved producer/engineer Csaba Petocz who passed away on July 17, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.

Csaba Petocz Master Class – 2019

The 2019 Csaba Petocz Master Class by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Peter Frampton, George Strait, Miranda Lambert) at Peter Frampton’s Phenix Studios in Nashville, TN.

Pictured L-R, back row: Sean Giovanni (Recording Connection mentor), Roxanne Ricks (Audio-Technica Artist Relations Manager), Frank Wells (keynote speaker), Anthony Vaticalos (student), Alec Wingfield (student), Lisa Roy (Csaba’s wife), Jones Nelson (student), and Robert Clyne (Clyne Media). Front row: Chuck Ainlay and assistant engineer Todd Tidwell.

About the grant and audio workshop:

Since 2017, Recording Connection, in partnership with Audio-Technica and Clyne Media, have presented the Csaba Master Class Audio Workshop to recipients of the grant. Taught by audio greats who need no introduction, the intimate workshops enable attendees to interact with the pros and learn how they approach tracking, mixing, production, client interaction and other key aspects of the craft.

This years’ 2019 Csaba Petocz Master Class was taught by four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Peter Frampton, George Strait, Miranda Lambert) at Peter Frampton’s Phenix Studios in the Berry Hill district in Nashville, Tennessee. During the workshop, Chuck made it a point to showcase his late friend’s talents and pass on some of his legacy to those fortunate to attend:

“Csaba was a dear friend of mine, and I feel honored to have been chosen to teach this masterclass and help keep his legacy alive I spent a good deal of time talking to the students and trying to emphasize the importance of interaction with the artist – a quality that Csaba always brought to his projects. I also want to thank Peter [Frampton] for donating the use of his studio for this worthwhile event and thank Audio-Technica and Recording Connection for putting this together.”

Audio-Technica Artist Relations Manager, Roxanne Ricks was also in attendance, taking time to connect with tomorrow’s pros and share in Csaba’s legacy:

“We are once again honored to hold this annual event that celebrates and furthers the legacy of Csaba Petocz. When I think of Csaba, I always think of his eagerness to help students and young engineers with advice and encouragement, so this event is a testament to his spirit.”

Brian Kraft, Chief Academic Officer/COO of Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools believes in paying it forward in honor of Csaba:

“We here at the Recording Connection Audio School are thrilled to be co-sponsors of this event. For three years straight we have been honoring Csaba and we look forward to doing this again and again and again. Our goal is to continue to help the next generation of engineers and producers. It is all about working to your capacity and about bringing your unique gift to the recording studio, as a professional. Just like Csaba did daily.”

Also in attendance was Lisa Roy, Csaba’s wife and partner of many years, to whom we send our love and gratitude.
 

Csaba PetoczCsaba Petocz was a renowned music producer and audio engineer with 37 number-one hits, 32 platinum or multi-platinum albums, and three GRAMMY nominations to his credit.

Csaba was one of the greats, living and recording in Los Angeles and Nashville while working closely with the top names in the industry from Metallica to Larry Carlton, Ben Folds to Etta James, John Michael Montgomery to Alanis Morissette, Aretha Franklin to Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Al Stewart and many more.


The 2018 Csaba Master Class by Chris Lord-Alge (Rage Against the Machine, Pink, Lady Antebellum, Krewella, Green Day, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Linkin Park, Madonna, James Brown) at Mix L.A. in Los Angeles, CA.

About the grant and audio workshop:

Be one of six recipients of this once in a lifetime opportunity and learn from the master of the mix “C.L.A” in a very special one-day workshop in Los Angeles, taking place on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Chris Lord-Alge, the music industry giant who needs no introduction (Rage Against the Machine, Pink, Lady Antebellum, Krewella, Green Day, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Linkin Park, Madonna, James Brown) will personally direct the Second Annual Csaba Petocz Master Class Session. This up-close-and-personal workshop will focus on the essentials of mixing, the art of critical listening, and production techniques. Lord-Alge is personally finalizing the curriculum which will include best practices in mixing and aim to instill the high standards and values that made working with Csaba Petocz such a unique and rewarding experience.

Awarded by the Recording Connection in partnership with Clyne Media, and Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, graduates and current students of Recording Connection’s Advanced Audio Engineering and Music Production programs are invited to apply.

Csaba PetoczCsaba Petocz was a renowned music producer and audio engineer with 37 number-one hits, 32 platinum or multi-platinum albums, and three GRAMMY nominations to his credit.

Csaba was one of the greats, living and recording in Los Angeles and Nashville while working closely with the top names in the industry from Metallica to Larry Carlton, Ben Folds to Etta James, John Michael Montgomery to Alanis Morissette, Aretha Franklin to Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Al Stewart and many more.


The 2017 Csaba Master Class by Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, Alanis Morissette, Elton John, U2, Beck, Etta James, Oingo Boingo, Counting Crows, Morrissey, Frank Zappa, Dwight Yoakam) at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA.

About the grant and audio workshop:

The Recording Connection, Audio-Technica and Clyne Media present the inaugural Csaba Petocz Master Class Audio Grant, an annual audio education event created to honor the legacy of the beloved producer/engineer.

Csaba PetoczFive grant winners will be selected to attend a two-day advanced audio workshop conducted by GRAMMY® Award-
winning producer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli at the legendary studios of Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA. Chiccarelli will lead the workshop sessions, which will focus on the essentials of tracking, mixing and production. There is limited enrollment for this up-close-and-personal workshop, which will take place August 19 and 20, 2017. The five grant recipients will be chosen by the Recording Connection admissions staff. This workshop is open to Advanced Audio Engineer and Music Production students and externs/externs.

Csaba Petocz was a renowned music producer and audio engineer with 37 number-one hits, 32 platinum or multi-platinum albums, and three GRAMMY nominations to his credit.

Csaba was one of the greats, living and recording in Los Angeles and Nashville while working closely with the top names in the industry from Metallica to Larry Carlton, Ben Folds to Etta James, John Michael Montgomery to Alanis Morissette, Aretha Franklin to Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Al Stewart and many more.

Joe ChiccarelliJoe Chiccarelli is an eight-time GRAMMY Award-winner for his work as a music producer, mixer and audio engineer. His list of credits includes Oingo Boingo, Elton John, Counting Crows, U2, Beck, Etta James, Morrissey, Frank Zappa, White Stripes, Alanis Morissette, Dwight Yoakam and more. Joe, a long-time friend and colleague of Petocz, is honored to have been chosen to conduct this first educational event for the Csaba Petocz Master Class Audio Grant.

Sunset Sound opened its doors in 1962 and has since authored over 200 gold records on its premises, including classics like Prince’s Purple Rain, The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, The Doors’ Strange Days, Linda Ronstadt’s Don’t Cry Now and many more. Sunset Sound is the perfect venue to continue the legacy of Csaba Petocz.



 

Eligibility and Disclaimers

1. Sponsorship and Eligibility. The Csaba Petocz Master Class Audio Grants are being sponsored by the The Recording Connection/Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools, Audio-Technica, and Clyne Media (collectively, “Grant Sponsors”). There is no purchase necessary to apply for the grant. The grant is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years or older at the time of entry.

2. Relationship of the Parties. Nothing contained in these promotional materials shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment, or fiduciary relationship between the Grant Sponsors and the grant recipients (“Participants”). Neither Grant Sponsors nor Participants, by virtue of these promotional materials, will have any right, power, or authority to act or create an obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party. Participants understand and acknowledge that the grant award is not an offer of employment by the Grant Sponsors and Participants are not entitled to royalties, commissions, bonuses, or compensation of any type whatsoever.

3. Selection and Notification of Winners; Substitution of Prizes. Grant winners are determined entirely in the sole and absolute discretion of the Recording Connection/Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools (collectively, “Recording Connection”) admission staff. All decisions by the Recording Connection admission staff are final. Winners will be notified by e-mail. Recording Connection will attempt to resend e-mail up to two (2) times. If the winner does not respond to the notification within three (3) days of its transmission, or if the e-mail is returned as undeliverable after two (2) of attempts, the grant will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Winners may not substitute or transfer grant award. In the event that the grant award becomes unavailable for any reason, Grant Sponsors reserve the right to substitute the award with something of like or equal value. Grant awards are not redeemable for cash. Grant awards are limited to one (1) per household.

4. Rules; Duties of Participants; Limitation of Liability. By applying to this grant and workshop, Participants agree to be bound by rules and the decisions of Grant Sponsors, which shall be final. Grant Sponsors reserve the right in their sole and absolute discretion to alter the terms and conditions of the grant program at any time. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Grant Sponsors and their employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and representatives of Grant Sponsors affiliates, subsidiaries, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (ii) errors in transmission; (iii) any condition caused by events that may cause the workshops to be disrupted or cancelled; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from participation during the grant workshops; or (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the program.

5. Content Permissions. By applying for the grant, Participant agrees to be bound by the rules and terms and conditions contained herein. Participant’s application also constitutes permission granted to Grant Sponsors to use any and all content created by Participant during the grant workshops without additional compensation to Participant. Grant Sponsors reserves the right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, modify, publish, or otherwise make use of such materials in any and all media, for any purpose without compensation to the participant. Winners may be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and a consent agreement, as conditions of receiving the grant. Failure to comply with the aforementioned conditions shall be grounds for forfeiture of the grant.

6. Violation of Rules. Grant Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any participant or winner who tampers with the entry process or violates the terms and conditions herein.


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