New York, NY (September 22, 2005)–The AES Executive Committee will introduce The Studio Master Series at the 119th Convention in NYC, October 7-10. Led by five internationally recognized engineers–Bob Clearmountain, Terry Manning, Doug Sax, Oliver Archut, and John Klett–these elite classes are intended for individuals already active at the intermediate or advanced levels of each discipline covered, including mixing, mastering, studio maintenance, vintage gear and classic recording.
Bob Clearmountain”Inaugurating the Studio Master Series simultaneously rewards the attendees and honors the preeminent engineer’s sharing their experience,” said AES Executive Director Roger Furness. “Their expertise represents an invaluable reserve of knowledge which may be of great use to attendees.”
Scheduled events include:
Saturday, October 8
11:00AM -12:30PM: M1 Terry Manning: Classic Recording Techniques from Albert King to ZZ Top – Manning, an engineer, musician, producer and writer, has tracked and mixed seminal recordings for Isaac Hayes, Led Zeppelin and many other classic artists. He will share his personal arsenal of recording techniques from both a technical and musical perspective.
5:00PM – 6:30PM: M2 Doug Sax: What Happened to Dynamic Range and Why – Prolific mastering engineer Doug Sax (Brian Wilson, The Stones, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles, Sound Garden, U2, etc.) will illustrate his philosophy of audio engineering with case studies of specific approaches and techniques. He will also examine the loss of dynamic range and its effect on the listening experience and health of the industry.
Sunday, October 9
10:00AM -11:30PM: M3 Oliver Archut: Vintage Gear Insider – Lured by pro audio’s siren song at age 12, by the time he was 21 Oliver Archut was employed by AEG Telefunken Daimler Benz. Responsible for preserving schematics and invaluable manufacturing details as the company moved away from analog design, he worked with a generation of master audio engineers. Archut will discuss the myths and realities of vintage recording equipment and present a case study of the classic M49 microphone and the V72 pre-amp custom designed for it.
12:00PM – 1:30PM: M4 John Klett: The Art of Studio Maintenance – An in-the-trenches master studio tech currently at the helm of Tech Mecca, Klett offers tips learned the hard way about power, wiring, interconnects, trouble-shooting, modifications and upgrades. Geared to professional studio techs and engineers building and maintaining their own project studios, this session includes demos and audience Q&A,
5:00PM – 6:30PM: M5 Bob Clearmountain: Mix This – A pre-eminent engineer Bob Clearmountain turned mixing into an art from with his unique use of balance, selectivity, imaging and effects. With credits including Springsteen, The Who, Tina Turner and the Rolling Stones, Clearmountain will address the question “is there room for analog mixing in a digital world. He’ll discuss the advantages of mixing stereo and 5.1 surround simultaneously (and efficiently) on an analog desk,address issues of cost, convenience and sound quality, and touch on how the internet has affected mix sessions with clients who need to be in different parts of the world simultaneously.