Ryan Chahanovich of eSession leads an action-packed demo at the New York City networking event, hosted by the Academy’s P&E Wing.
The New York audio engineering community came together again in June at the behest of the Recording Academy’s New York Chapter and Producers & Engineer’s Wing (www.producersandengineers.com) and eSession (www.esession.com). The location for what is emerging as one of the region’s premier industry networking events was XM Productions/Effanel Music at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Dubbed “New Alternatives for Professional Recording,” the event continues to be a prime opportunity for producers, engineers and musicians to meet face to face. In addition, visitors had the opportunity to experience an info-packed demo led by eSession’s Ryan Chahanovich, who showed the deep potential of eSession’s highly advanced platform for enabling online production and collaboration.
Hal Winer, principal of studio BiCoastal Music, made the trip from upstate Ossining, N.Y., to attend the event. “The industry is changing so fast,” Winer said, “and no one really knows what it’s going to look like in the future. I thought it was my responsibility to investigate all of the options becoming available. eSession seems like a model that will really allow a lot more people to collaborate.
“The networking was totally invaluable,” he continued. “It was a great chance for musicians and production people to be able to meet up outside of the studio, and that forum isn’t available that often. This was a great get-together.”