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AES Show Readies Hip-Hop and R&B Track, Events

This year’s AES Show programming will dive into audio engineering and production insights, artistry, and gear behind top tracks from BIPOC artists, producers, and engineers.

“The Sauce – Exploring Vocal Treatments for Modern R&B with John Kercy” is one of the sessions taking place during the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention’s Hip-Hop and R&B track
“The Sauce – Exploring Vocal Treatments for Modern R&B with John Kercy” is one of the sessions taking place during the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention’s Hip-Hop and R&B track

New York, NY (September 1, 2020)—This year’s AES Show Fall 2020 Convention has lined up an extensive Hip-Hop and R&B track, led by co-chairs Armand Jennings and Paul “Willie Green” Womack, set to explore everything from the mixing of Run the Jewels’ latest release, RTJ4, to the feature Black Music Roundtable event, all via livestreamed and on-demand content at AESShow.com.

Black music is essential to the music, film, and TV industries, and with that in mind, the AES Show 2020 Black Music Roundtable event will examine how the current shift in cultural awareness impacts opportunities for BIPOC artists, engineers, and producers in the industry. Moderated by Womack, this roundtable discussion will feature insight from industry veterans including Prince Charles Alexander (GRAMMY Award-winning producer/engineer and professor at Berklee College of Music), Leslie Gaston-Bird (Audio Engineer, Governor at Large – Audio Engineering Society), Jeriel Johnson (Exec. Director – Recording Academy [Washington D.C. Chapter]), and Carolyn Malachi (GRAMMY-nominated artist/songwriter, engineer, and professor at Howard University).

GRAMMY-nominated duo Run the Jewels’ hard-hitting sound will be the focus of “Legend Has it: Mixing Run the Jewels with Joey Raia,” exploring Raia’s approach to the group’s aggressive sound, and his hybrid mixing setup.

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Other featured events in this year’s Hip-Hop and R&B events cover a broad spectrum of topics, from getting your sound to getting paid. “The Sauce – Exploring Vocal Treatments for Modern R&B with John Kercy” will explore modern vocal effects through the lens of four-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Lucky Daye’s acclaimed album, Painted. Further stressing the importance of keeping an organized and professional approach to presenting a final product, “Deliverables – What To Do When You’ve Finished the Mix with Ken ‘Duro’ Ifill” will educate attendees on exactly what assets you need to professionally deliver a mix.

Audio Engineering Society • www.aes.org

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