Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2007)–For the second year in a row, top audio professionals will convene at the Village Recorder to share their tips and tricks for making great home studio recordings and teaching the essentials to creating a successful career in audio engineering and producing to aspiring engineers. This two-day interactive and educational conference-happening May 19-20, 2007–offers insight from pro’s through panel discussions and one-on-one time, sessions that will feature Grammy-winning engineers including Ralph Sutton, (Stevie Wonder), Khaliq Glover (Prince), producer/arranger/programmer Darrell Diaz (Herbie Hancock), Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound), and more.
This conference is being hosted by The Village Recorder, and sponsored by the Producers & Engineers Wing of NARAS, GC Pro, Monster Cable, MATK Corp., Blue Sky International, and Glyph Technologies. A panel discussion will be moderated by comedian/actor/studio owner, Sinbad.
The conference’s brainchild is that of engineer and consultant, David Hampton. For over 25 years, Hampton has contributed to the success of many top artists. His reputation is one of providing solutions and getting the job done. In his career Hampton’s worked closely with Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, and Rafael Saadiq, just to name a few. Additionally, he recently completed the restoration of Paisley Park Studios for Prince. His new book, So, You’re an Audio Engineer. . . Well, Here’s the Other Stuff You Need to Know is a curriculum course book for classes at Full Sail’s “Recording Arts” program.
“You should learn to work with no tools before you work Pro Tools,” said Hampton. “Many people will never realize their potential because they are too busy trying to show everyone how smart they are. Just like my book, this conference will present an accurate picture of some of the real information that all audio professionals need. Getting straight answers from the people developing content for all markets.”
Other producer/engineers participating in the conference panel discussions and one-on-one sessions are Al Ramirez, Conley Abrams III, Clarence McDonald, Eric Zobler, Morris Hayes, Randy Emata, Tina Morris.
Jeff Greenberg, CEO of The Village Recorder will also offer attendees a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most historical recording studios in the world. Workshop topics include “Hypnotic Audio Secrets” (Khaliq Glover), “Near Field Monitoring” (Blue Sky International’s Chris Fichera), “Making Your Mixes Musical” (Ralph Sutton) and “Soft Synths in the Live World” (Darrell Diaz).
“From Home to Studio” is a great way to get connected, interact and council with industry leaders who know what it’s going take to make it in the music industry. All entrants will receive a gift bag and will be registered to win gear prizes including Monster Cable products, Glyph hard drives, swag from the Village Recorder, GC Pro, AudioSkin cables, and copies of So, You’re an Audio Engineer…. Plus, books from all talent will be available onsite, as well as literature from all sponsors.
The event takes place from 12 noon-8pm on both Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at the Village Recorder in West Los Angeles (1616 Butler Ave., West Los Angeles, CA 90025). Registration begins immediately with a limited number of seats available. Discounted early registration is available online at www.soyoureanaudioengineer.com. Early registration prices are $125 for a 2-day pass, with the Door price running $150 for the 2-day pass and $85 per day. Students pay $100 for the 2-day pass (anytime). For additional info call 818-602-1888.
The Village Recorder