The San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy will host "Digital Workstations: From the Garage to the Grammys," A Grammy Professional Education Series event. Held at Skywalker Ranch on Skywalker Sound's Scoring Stage on Saturday, July 19, 2003, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the event will give studio pros, home recordists and music fans an in-depth look into the technical processes involved in putting top-name acts on the top of the charts.
Atlanta-based engineer Phil Tan (Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, The Clipse, TLC, Usher) will demo a custom Pro Tools system from Digidesign. Jean-Marie Horvat will share the techniques and tricks on Emagic's Logic Platinum rig that were used on releases by J.Lo, *N Sync and Britney Spears. Working on Steinberg's Nuendo platform, Larry Seyer will show his approach to mixes for country stars the Dixie Chicks and Asleep at the Wheel. After the demonstrations, all three engineers will be challenged to mix down an unknown track on the spot.
More than a dozen pro audio manufacturers will also be on hand to talk about their latest gear and digital audio workstations on the market. Scheduled to appear are representatives from Apogee, Antares, Apple Computer, Cakewalk, C-Tec, Digidesign, Dynaudio, Emagic, Guitar Center Professional, HEAR Technologies, KRK Systems, Mackie, Monster, PreSonus, Shure, Steinberg, Tannoy, TC Electronic, Universal Audio and Waves.
Advance tickets are required for this event: $15 for Recording Academy members and students with ID, and $20 for the general public. For advance registration, call the San Francisco Chapter at 415/749-0779.