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Platinum Panels At AES California Feature Big Name Producers Engineers FOH Mixers

San Francisco (September 26, 2006)--The 121st AES Convention Platinum Engineers and Producers Panels will feature some of the industry's hottest "behind the boards" talents.

San Francisco (September 26, 2006)–The 121st AES Convention Platinum Engineers and Producers Panels will feature some of the industry’s hottest “behind the boards” talents.
Jack Joseph PuigPanel moderator Jack Joseph Puig is a producer and engineer whose credits include Green Day, No Doubt, Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer and the Rolling Stones. Recently named executive vice president of Geffen/A&M Records, Puig is the consummate record man. “These Platinum Panels will provide rare insights into the creative thinking and technical prowess of today’s busiest chart topping engineers and producers,” Puig said. “They’ll share tips about helping artists use the studio as a real creative tool, and, they’ll field questions from the audience.”

Here’s a schedule of the Panels taking place during AES next weekend:


12:30 – 2PM

“Platinum Engineers: The Art of Recording and Mixing” will feature Geffen Records staff producer Tal Herzberg (Christina Aguilera, Counting Crows, Pussycat Dolls, Vanessa Carlton, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day); engineer Dave Pensado (Destiny’s Child, Ice Cube, Brian McKnight, Pink, Missy Elliot), and surprise guests.

4PM – 5:30

“Platinum Producers: The Psychology Of Record Making” – From his first hip hop hit in 1988, Interscope Geffen A&M SR. VP and President of Cherry Tree Records Martin Kierszenbaum, has worked on such smash hits as t.A.T.u.’s 200 km/hr In The Wrong Lane (5 million copies sold world wide), and Flipsyde’s Happy Birthday. An accomplished writer/producer, Kierszenbaum is currently handling A&R duties for Cherry Tree and Interscope acts including Sting, Feist and The Grates. Co-panelist Eric Valentine has produced, engineered or mixed such major artists as Smash Mouth, Third Eye Blind, Citizen King, Astro Lounge and Fush Yu Mang. Special guests for this panel TBA.

Other Platinum events scheduled for the 121st AES Convention include:


2:30 – 4PM

“Platinum Road Warriors” – Moderated by Clive Young, Pro Sound News Sr. Editor and author of Crank It Up: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers, this freewheeling panel will cover the latest trends, techniques and tools that shape modern sound reinforcement. Featured panelist Robert Scovill is a six-time TEC Award winner (and AES Keynote speaker) whose credits include Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Matchbox Twenty, Prince, Rush and Def Leppard. Also participating is David Lawler, long-time FOH mixer for hit jazz vocalist Diana Krall. Other participants TBA.


Noon to 1:30

“Platinum Mastering” – Moderator Bob Ludwig, Grammy-winning president of Gateway Mastering & DVD, (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, Nirvana, Rush) will host: Grammy winners: Adam Ayan (Keith Urban, Nine Inch Nails, Phish, Faith Hill, Sarah McLachlan); Brian “Big Bass” Gardner (50 cent, Eminem, Blink 182, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas); Darcy Proper (The Eagles, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra); and Grammy nominees: Stephen Marcussen (Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, REM, Stone Temple Pilots, Paul McCartney); and Herb Powers, Jr. (Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott).

For a full calendar of 121st AES Convention event dates, times and locations please visit