On Saturday, September 7, the San Francisco Chapter of the RecordingAcademy presented a Producers & Engineers Wing ProfessionalEducation Event entitled "5.1/The Future is Now," at Ex'pression Centerfor New Media (Emeryville, Calif.). Designed to provide the SanFrancisco Bay Area music community with an in-depth look at thetechnology behind 5.1 surround sound format, Al Schmitt, James Guthrieand Joel Jaffe came together to discuss and present some of theirvarious 5.1 projects.
Featured clips included works by Diana Krall, Ringo Starr, DavidGray, DJ QBert and Roger Waters. The audience also experienced a firsttaste of unreleased work by Natalie Cole, and James Guthrie gave asneak preview of his latest project, a live performance DVD for PinkFloyd's Pulse, currently a work in progress.
For more on this chapter's events, visit grammy.aol.com/sanfrancisco.html.