Events Include Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion, Sample Flip Saturday, The Making Of ATLiens, And More

The A3C Festival & Conference is pleased to announce its audiophile dream, the Pro-Audio Center, taking place at SAE Institute's Atlanta campus located at 215 Peachtree St. NE (downtown) from October 7th to October 9th in Atlanta, GA.  

One of the highlights at the Pro-Audio Center includes Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion panel with multi-platinum-selling producers such as: Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Nasheim Myrick, and production team Sean C & LV.  The aforementioned panelists are responsible for undeniable Bad Boy hits that include, Biggie's "Hypnotize," The Lox, DMX, and Black Rob's "24 Hours To Live," and G. Dep's "Keep It Gangsta."  The Bad Boy Hitmen Reunion panel comes on the hills of the recently announced five-disc, 80-track Bad Boy Entertainment 20th anniversary box set, out August 12th

"Producers, audio engineers and DJs help to create the sound and direction for artists and are some of the most under appreciated creatives in Hip-Hop.  The Pro-Audio center is an essential stop for all music makers in the genre," states Mike Walbert, Executive Director of A3C.

Attendees of A3C's Pro-Audio Center are able to network with some of Hip-Hop's most influential music makers.  Last year's speakers included: Just Blaze, The Alchemist, Metro Boomin, Bryan Michael Cox, Pete Rock, Zaytoven, R. City, Needlz, Sean Garrett, Bangladesh, Sonny Digital, and many more.

J. Hatch, A3C Pro-Audio Manager and Co-Founder of [iStandard] expounds, "A3C's Pro-Audio is where the forefront of music creation and education meet face to face. It's a space where like-minded individuals can network, learn and shake hands with their influences in a conducive atmosphere."
The Pro-Audio Center offers intimate and interactive programming that includes: workshops, demos, panels, showcases, live interviews and mentor sessions.  

Events Include
*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.