Steve Luongo at MIRA

Steve Luongo to Speak at MIRA
Aphex connects acclaimed drummer, composer, and producer to next generation of sound pros

Burbank, CA—March 20, 2012—Aphex is proud to announce that it is bringing internationally acclaimed drummer, songwriter, record producer, and filmmaker, Steve Luongo, to speak at St. Petersburg College’s Music Industry/Recording Arts Program (MIRA) on March 26, 2012.  Luongo will be the first of several guest speakers brought to the college through Aphex’s new Education In Music initiative and Aphex’s alliance with MIRA.  Luongo will not only lecture, he’ll also perform for students and share stories and insight learned from a music career that spans five decades.

And what a colorful career it has been!  Luongo’s credits reads like a “who’s who” in the music industry.  He has worked with The Who’s John Entwistle, Todd Rundgren, Alan Parsons, Billy Squier, and Jack Bruce of Cream, to name a few.

The insight and inspiration that Luongo is sure to bring students illustrates Aphex’s commitment to its collaboration with MIRA.  “We’ve put a lot of time and thought into our alliance with MIRA, and have worked closely with the faculty to shape a new model for how brands can partner with learning institutions,” said David Wiener, president and CEO of Aphex.  “Tapping into our industry contacts—artists, sound engineers, producers, even other brands—to bring professionals who can share invaluable real world experience and advice with students is just one of the many ways we hope to benefit MIRA.”

For more information and details on Steve Luongo’s appearance at MIRA, please see the attached flier, or contact Pam Manela at 212 477 4600/

About APHEX:
Founded in 1975, APHEX is an innovator of audio enhancement technology, and a leading manufacturer of high-quality dynamics and signal processing products for the professional audio, broadcast, fixed installation, M.I., touring-sound and home-recording markets.  Aphex’s proprietary audio enhancement technology has transformed the sound systems and acoustics at thousands of venues across the country, from NFL stadiums to the Library of Congress.  Aphex is a go-to product for major live broadcast events where sound control is crucial–the Oscars, Grammy’s, and CMA’s, to name a few. Artists such as Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, and KISS have used Aphex in the recording studio and/or on tour.  APHEX sells its products and licenses its technologies worldwide.  APHEX is a DWV Entertainment company.