Category Archives: Events

04-11-15 Songwriter’s Summit

ss15_gpro_photoIf you’re an active musician or industry professional you don’t want to miss the Songwriter’s summit on April 11th! It’s a chance to glean valuable insight about the songcrafting process as well as talk about the business side of your music. Meet dozens of other active professionals and just have a merry time in general!

FREE for recording academy Members.




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03-04-15 Pro Audio Round Table


On Wednesday March 4th, 2015

7 PM – 9 PM

Join AVL and our featured guest speakers for an evening of sharing: stories, industry advice, and making new friends. We will be hosting this event at DIAMOND KNOT BREWPUB Mountlake Terrace. Admission is free and appetizers, and beer will be provided.

Featured guests for March 4th will be:

Ken Levy – Cascade Microphones

Kevin Sur – Artist Home

Robert Lang – Robert Lang Studios

Please visit our Facebook Event Page or email to RSVP

02-28-15 Hairball Audio Preamp Building Workshop

Build Your Own Preamp

Hairball Audio ELEMENTS 500 series mic pre workshop

Whether you’re a seasoned gearhead with electronics experience or you’ve never built a circuit in your life, this all day workshop will teach you the basics of audio preamp design and give you the chance to build your very own 500 series preamp module!

Participants will select a Hairball Elements component kit of their choice, and receive step by step guidance through the assembly process. Learning essential electronics knowledge and troubleshooting basics will be a cornerstone of this workshop. Everyone is guaranteed a fully functional, great sounding mic pre!

Learn about all 3 Elements series mic pre’s below
or listen to samples HERE
Ultra transparent tone similar to Grace Designs, Millenia, or John Hardy M1 preamps. The Gold pre is great on acoustic instruments and vocals.
Comparable to a Neve 1073, the Copper pre delivers a rich, balanced sound. suitable for capturing the detail of any instrument.
The Bronze pre adds thick coloration to the low mids of your tone. Based on the distortion characteristics of the LA3, this preamp is ready to rock!
Where: AVL Professional 5015 208th St. SW  Lynnwood 98036
When: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Length: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. with a one hour lunch break (meal provided)
Cost: Workshop & component kit to build the pre of your choice $595
Non refundable $250 payment required at time of signup to reserve your seat. Remainder due at time of workshop
Class size limited to 10 participants SIGN UP NOW!
Via email:
Via phone: 206 285 7767 x103
Stay updated on our Facebook Event Page
You are welcome to bring your own soldering kit if you have one. Soldering irons for purchase and optional component upgrades available for additional fees. Participants are guaranteed a fully functioning elements series mic pre. Any soldering activity is not recommended for women who are pregnant or people with health conditions. AVL Professional & Hairball Audio are not responsible for injuries during the workshop. Lead solder is involved in this workshop, participation is at your own risk.


Join the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE to stay up to date on workshop details!

11-20-14 ProTools HD 2 day Web Course


November 20th & 21st. Join Zach Varnell in this 2 day walkthrough of all things ProTools. virtual server . Zach will demonstrate everything from editing basics like elastic audio, to creating impulse responses, complex bussing,  and using advanced automation techniques. If you’re a ProTools user and are looking to sharpen your knowledge, make sure to log in between 9AM and 4PM to watch the stream live at no charge.

The class is taking place at CreativeLive in downtown Seattle. If you’re interested in participating in the live studio audience email and we’ll get you a seat!

Full course details here

11-19-14 Used Gear Roundup

On Wednesday November 19th we’ll be driving around Seattle picking up used pro audio equipment for consignment sales. Our pickup service will be at no charge and everything picked up on 11-19-14 will receive discounted consignment commission rates.

If you’re interested in scheduling a pickup or want to discuss your equipment call or email:

206-285-7767 ext 103

Metal Mixing Webcast


AVL is a proud sponsor of CreativeLive’s free webcast “Mastering Metal Mixing – with Eyal Levi”. Tune in Sep 29th- Oct 1st and polish up your mix chops. Eyal covers everything from mix prep, to complex sample augmentations, side chains, and routing tricks that have earned his mixes great acclaim. Focused on metal genre’s but applicable to the work of any engineer.

SSL Studio Workshop

Wednesday, September 10th –

We’ll be discussing studio workflow techniques and discuss ways to relate the capture of audio to the capture of images. SSL’s Marc DeGeorge will be leading the discussion and demonstrating why summing in the analog domain is different than doing so digitally. Beer and snacks will be provided please RSVP to brad@avlprofessional.comSSL flyer cheap car rental satellite map