|Pictured in the vinyl cutting room at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (foreground seated L-R) Chris Bellman and Eddie Kramer, (standing L-R) Ryan Hewitt and Francis Buckley, with Studio Prodigy attendees. Photo by David Goggin.|
Hollywood, CA (July 9, 2014)—Two recent Vintage King Audio-sponsored sessions in the Studio Prodigy Master Class Series featured renowned producer/engineer Eddie Kramer.
Sessions Four and Five of the Studio Prodigy Master Class Series were led by Kramer. The founder of the series, award-winning engineer Ryan Hewitt, was also on hand for the two-day recording and mixing sessions at Hollywood's EastWest Recording Studios and the final two days at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Working in a recording studio is much like any other profession. With new advanced gear coming out daily, there is a constant education curve that engineers, mixers and producers must follow. With the formation of the Studio Prodigy Master Class Series, Hewitt intends to help expedite the education process. Sponsored by Vintage King Audio, the event will be available as part of an ongoing video series.
Born in Capetown, South Africa, Kramer, the leader of Studio Prodigy Session Four, got his start engineering two Beatles singles before moving onto work with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. He talked about his recording techniques on the first day while covering mixing on day two. Walking students through the operation of the studio's 80-input Neve 8078, Eddie explained in detail what it takes to capture a truly classic rock performance.
As a part of the second session, Chris Bellman and Francis Buckley teamed up for an advanced course at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios. During the course, Eddie Kramer and the students each provided a mix for mastering which was then cut straight to acetate.
Other Studio Prodigy Session Four sponsors included The Recording Connection Audio Institute, Royer, Mojave, Waves, EastWest Studios, F-Pedals, Equator Audio and Deltah Design.
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