Los Angeles, CA (May 16, 2006)–Music is not just about rock, funk and soul these days. It’s about a blend of influences that come from abroad and beyond that inspired a group of musicians, producers and audio engineers to come together to produce “From Home to Studio,” a conference held recently at the world famous Village Recorder Studio in West Los Angeles.
Over 100 conference attendees had the opportunity to meet an international all-star cast that’s worked with some of the most successful artists in the world, and experience first hand what it takes to make a great recording. Guest panelist included hit producers Bobby and IZ Avila (Usher, Janet Jackson); Jose “Chilitos” Valenzuela: the inventor of Pro Tools en EspaÒol; sound engineer Scottie Pakulski (Prince, Madonna); producer/mixer Ian Boxill (Babyface, Christina Milian); producer Neal Pogue (Outkast, Toni Braxton) and engineer/producer Khaliq Glover (Prince, Herbie Hancock).
“My friend Dave Hampton, who’s an accomplished audio engineer, called us one day and said he had an idea for a music conference where people could get more out of just panel discussions,” said Bobby Avila, Grammy award-winning producer. “Folks who attended had a chance to go into the studio and get a quick crash course at the same time; it’s a great place to network because this industry’s about making connections.” The Avila Bros. are just one of the few panelists who are creating a tremendous reputation in the industry. Hailed from the Inland Empire, they have produced Usher’s “Confessions” and are currently working on Janet Jackson’s latest release.
Due to the success of “From Home to Studio,” creator Dave Hampton will be launching a series of small conferences next year that have a similar interactive approach for musicians, producers, engineers and songwriters. He has also written a guide for the recording industry called So You’re An Audio Engineer…Well Here’s the Other Stuff You Need to Know.