As part of ongoing initiatives to educate about and demonstrate the importance of sound quality, over the next few weeks The Recording Academy Nashville, Texas and Memphis Chapters, together with the Producers & Engineers Wing will present several events.
In Nashville on April 25, Wimberley, Texas, on April 27 and New Orleans on May 1, "Lost In Translation" with GRAMMY®-winning engineer Andrew Scheps, will provide an engaging, revelatory and humorous presentation of current audio format comparisons. Set in a high-end listening environment, the demonstration will showcase the auditory differences of master recordings played back in different formats such as vinyl, CD, MP3, AAC and online streaming models. Scheps has engineered and mixed for some of the biggest acts in the business, including Adele, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Green Day and U2. He is a two-time GRAMMY winner for his work on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium and Adele's 21 albums and was named the 2012 International Engineer of the Year by the Music Producers Guild.
In Nashville and Texas, "Lost In Translation" will be part of a larger presentation. In Nashville the overall event is titled "Quality Sound Matters" and will focus on sound quality and the importance of capturing authentic performances that sonically reflect the artist's intent. Scheps' "Lost in Translation" presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including moderator Chuck Ainlay (GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer) and panelists Ben Folds (singer/songwriter/composer/TV personality/studio owner), Frank Liddell (producer/publisher) and Bob Ludwig (GRAMMY-winning Mastering Engineer).
Additional presentations are also part of the Texas event, featuring mastering engineer Eric Boulanger of The Mastering Lab in Ojai, CA, and Boulanger and Scheps in a panel moderated by platinum producer/engineer Tim Palmer. Seating is limited, and admission is limited to current Recording Academy members.
Thursday 4/25/13 – NASHVILLE
The Listening Room Cafe
217 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Time: 5:30p-9p (doors open at 5, "Lost In Translation" at 5:30, panel at 6:30, reception at 7:30)
RSVP by Monday, April 22, 2013 to PEWingNashville@grammy.com
Saturday 4/27/13 – WIMBERLEY, TEXAS
Blue Rock Studios
333 Lone Man Overlook
Wimberley, TX, 78676
RSVP by Thursday, April 25, 2013 to RSVP_Texas@grammy.com
Wednesday 5/1/13 – NEW ORLEANS
Esplanade Studios - Studio A
2540 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
RSVP by Monday, April 29, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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