133rd AES Convention Special Events Chair Christopher Smith worked closely with panel moderator Michael Romanowski to coordinate the Platinum Producers & Engineers Panel, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. “We are tremendously excited to have a group of this stature participating in a single AES event,” Smith says. “The range of their work encompasses iconic hits for artists ranging from John Lennon to Aerosmith, Whitney Houston and Jay-Z. These superstar engineer/producers represent the best of the best.”
This Special Event will address a range of creative and technical topics including memorable moments in the studio, the finer points of collaboration, and innovative recording techniques.
Panel moderator Michael Romanowski is owner/chief mastering engineer of Michael Romanowski Mastering in San Francisco, and on October 1, he reopened a fully redesigned Coast Recorders in the same facility on Mission Street. He also serves as President of the NARAS Board of Governors, and Chairman of the San Francisco Chapter’s Producers & Engineers wing.
Narada Michael Walden
Panelists include Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Guns N’ Roses), Narada Michael Walden (Aretha Franklin, The Bodyguard movie soundtrack, owner of Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, Calif.), Young Guru (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Ghostface Killah, Drake, Beyoncé) and Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith, Howie Day, Matisyahu).
“The quality and success ratio of their projects establishes a common ground for these creative masters," Smith adds. "I also want to thank AES Tech Tours Chair Jessica Livingstone for her help in bringing Jack Douglas and Narada Michael Walden to this panel. This event will be the talk of the Convention."