Gilbert, AZ (July 5, 2017)—Recording engineer and producer Sylvia Massy recently participated in recording technique sessions at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences.
The sessions, in the school’s Studio A, was followed by a Q&A session that was open to the public for hundreds of participants in the CRAS Live Sound Venue. Solid State Logic was also on board, providing a 48-channel Duality Console for Massy to present her work to the students in a real-world setting.
“During a discussion on potential upcoming events, the entire student [AES] chapter agreed that Sylvia Massy was at the top of our list,” explained Marjorie Smitherman, CRAS AES student president. “I reached out to her manager; they were very approachable and eager to help supplement our student's education with Ms. Massy's real-world experience in the audio industry.”
“I've known of CRAS for years, and it’s impressive to have a school willing to open its doors to the public for these fun and informative lectures and demonstrations,” said Massy, whose visit to CRAS was her first. “I was excited to see the two facilities and learn how the school has grown.”
Massy demonstrated some techniques for filtering and manipulating sound, using household objects such as potatoes, cheese, light bulbs and pencil sharpeners. “It was surprising and loads of fun,” she said.
“The second event was held in [the live sound venue], with a Solid State Logic Duality desk on stage and a large screen duplicating what I would see while I was mixing. I brought a recent session I recorded with The Melvins and isolated tracks for the students to listen and understand the process. Then the floor was opened up for questions. There I shared many stories about my work with Prince, Johnny Cash, Tool and System of a Down.”
The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences