Santa Monica, CA (June 14, 2016)—The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing presented Capitol Studios & Mastering with its Certificate of Appreciation on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
The certificate acknowledges the facility’s dedication to excellence in sound quality and the art and craft of recording, producing, engineering, mastering and archiving, across every musical genre, on a continuing basis for more than 60 years. The presentation was part of a Hi-Res Symposium sponsored by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group held at Capitol Studios' legendary Studio A.
The event, attended by journalists from the consumer and professional audio market sectors, began with opening remarks from Don Was, president of Blue Note Records, followed by Marc Finer, DEG senior director, who provided an update on the overall Hi-Res Audio initiative. Following that was a series of demonstrations, listening sessions and a panel discussion with representatives from Universal Music Group, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing and Sony Electronics. The day culminated in the presentation of the P&E Wing’s Certificate of Appreciation.
"Fifteen years ago this year, the P&E Wing was founded on the premise 'Dedicated to Audio Excellence,'" stated Maureen Droney, managing director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology. "We have many partners in this quest for audio excellence, and premier among them are the great recording studios like Capitol, which are, of course, ground zero for education about best recording practices, and whose entire reason for being is to serve artists and the music that they make.
“Capitol Studios is truly unique in our industry, as it has remained on the cutting edge for the past 60 years, all the while also maintaining its historic legacy. Capitol Studios shares the P&E Wing vision of promoting best practices and audio production guidelines throughout the music industry, and it is my honor to present Patrick Kraus, Arthur Kelm and Paula Salvatore with our P&E Wing Certificate of Appreciation."
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