updated 03:30 pm EDT, Tue June 14, 2005
Music will be a major focus at , taking place July 11-14, 2005 at the Hynes Convention Center. Macworld will showcase several music-related Mac features including Mac music education, a music festival, music-related exhibitors and the Dream Studio. 13 Mac/music-related educational sessions will take place during Macworld. A Power Tools Conference track titled, "Advanced Mac Music Production," will provide two full days of intensive training for musicians who want to learn to better record and produce their music using Mac-based systems, and to more fully develop their audio engineering skills. This track is presented by David Mash, VP for information technology at Berklee College of Music, and takes place July 11 and July 12.
The Users Conference has a track devoted to music that will provide a host of informative sessions for amateur to pro musicians. These hour-long courses demonstrate the best practices for using Garageband, using a Mac for recording, and working with Digital Audio and MIDI. Sessions include:
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 14
The "Geeks and Gadgets Stage" in the exhibit hall will provide free education to attendees. Sessions include:
"Mac Music Production Day," Tuesday, July 12
"iPod Day," Wednesday, July 13
Macworld and Berklee Music Festival
Macworld and Berklee College of Music will present a free music festival, featuring select Berklee artists who compose and produce their works on the Mac. Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, one of Boston's most prolific and original bands, will headline the festival. In addition, Macworld attendees can download music festival music to their iPod for free at the Macworld exhibit hall. Music Festival Schedule:
Once again this year, Berklee College of Music will present the Dream Studio, a state-of-the-art music studio filled with Mac hardware and software ready to bring your musical visions to life. This exhibit hall attraction will also feature a self-guided tour, music production demonstrations and daily lectures by Berklee faculty.
Several companies exhibiting at Macworld will have displays where attendees can sample the latest music-related products. Music-related exhibiting companies include: