imgSanta Monica, CA (April 22, 2013)—The Recording Academy’s Texas and Memphis chapters, together with the Producers & Engineers Wing, will each host "Lost In Translation," a lecture by Grammy-winning engineer Andrew Scheps; the series' first installment has already taken place in Nashville (on April 25). The "engaging, revelatory and humorous presentation of current audio format comparisons" will be presented in Wimberley, Texas, on April 27 and New Orleans on May 1.

Set in a high-end listening environment, the demonstrations 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 Texas, "Lost In Translation" will be part of a larger presentation. In Nashville, the overall event was titled "Quality Sound Matters" and focused on sound quality and the importance of capturing authentic performances that sonically reflect the artist's intent. Scheps' presentation was 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.

More information on the events:

Saturday 4/27/13 – Wimberly, Texas: Blue Rock Studios, 333 Lone Man Overlook, Wimberley, TX, 78676 Time: 10a -4p RSVP by Thursday, April 25, 2013 to

Wednesday 5/1/13 – New Orleans: Esplanade Studios - Studio A, 2540 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119 Time: 6p-9p RSVP by Monday, April 29, 2013 to

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