As part of ongoing initiatives to educate about and demonstrate the importance of sound quality, over the next few weeks The Recording Academy’s Nashville, Texas and Memphis Chapters, together with the Producers & Engineers Wing, will present several events.
Grammy Award–winning engineer Andrew Scheps will present “Lost In Translation,” which compares current audio formats, on April 25 in Nashville, April 27 in Wimberley, Texas, and May 1 in New Orleans. Set in a high-end listening environment, the demonstration will showcase the auditory differences of master recordings played back in different formats such as vinyl, CD, MP3, AAC and online streaming models.
Scheps has engineered and mixed for some of the biggest acts in the business, including Adele, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Green Day and U2. He is a two-time Gramy Award winner for his work on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium and Adele’s 21 albums and was named the 2012 International Engineer of the Year by the Music Producers Guild.
In Nashville and Texas, “Lost In Translation” will be part of a larger presentation. In Nashville the overall event is titled “Quality Sound Matters” and will focus on sound quality and the importance of capturing authentic performances that sonically reflect the artist’s intent. Scheps’ “Lost in Translation” presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including moderator Chuck Ainlay (Grammy-winning producer/engineer) and panelists Ben Folds (singer/songwriter/composer/TV personality/studio owner), Frank Liddell (producer/publisher) and Bob Ludwig (Grammy-winning mastering engineer).
Additional presentations are also part of the Texas event, featuring mastering engineer Eric Boulanger of The Mastering Lab in Ojai, Calif., and Boulanger and Scheps in a panel moderated by Platinum producer/engineer Tim Palmer. Seating is limited, and admission is limited to current Recording Academy members.