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Recording Academy’s P&E Wing Takes Flight at AES

Learning from the best is on the agenda at AES.

Santa Monica, CA (October 16, 2018)—The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing is participating in several panels on October 17 and 18 at this year’s AES New York convention.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. as part of the Archiving and Restoration track, the panel “Archiving and Best Practices for Modern Production Workflows” will include moderator Konrad Strauss (Indiana University) and panelists Chuck Ainlay (producer/engineer, METAlliance), Maureen Droney (Recording Academy managing director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology), Robert Koszela, (studio manager, digital studios, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services), and Michael Romanowski (Coast Mastering/The Tape Project).

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Together these experts will discuss standards for archiving and production, including those outlined in the Academy’s recently revised documents “Recommendations for Delivery of Recorded Music Projects” and “Recommendations for High-Resolution music production.”

Later on Wednesday, from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., at the PSE Recording stage on the show floor, Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound) and Meyer Sound will present “Hi-Resolution Record Production – It’s Not Rocket Science!” with special guests including GRAMMY Award-winning producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay.

On Thursday, October 18, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Droney will moderate “Al Schmitt on the Record,” a conversation with the legendary producer/engineer whose career spans six decades. Schmitt will share stories from his life in music along with practical tips and sage advice about what it takes to become one of the most in-demand talents in the business. This discussion also commemorates the release of Al’s autobiography Al Schmitt on the Record: The Magic Behind the Music (Hal Leonard).

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Later, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, GRAMMY-nominated producer/engineer and P&E Wing member Jeff Balding will moderate “The P&E Wing Presents: Getting Paid and Credited – Lessons in Self Preservation.” Panelists will include Soundways, Inc. CEO and co-founder Gebre Waddell; veteran producer, songwriter and musician Danny Kortchmar; acclaimed bassist Will Lee; and others discussing how credits are critical to royalties and future work.

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