Pictured (L-R, foreground) are Village Recorder CEO Jeff Greenberg and studio manager Brooke Boyle, engineer Ralph Sutton, conference leader Dave Hampton, Avastor VP Richard Wilson and engineer/event coordinator Lisa Hampton. Photo: David Goggin
For the second year in a row, top audio professionals convened at The Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles on May 19 and 20 to share their tips and tricks for making great home studio recordings, and to discuss the essentials for building a successful career in audio engineering and producing.
The annual From Home to Studio conference was established by engineer and consultant Dave Hampton, who for more than 25 years has contributed to the success of such artists as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Prince and Rafael Saadiq. Hampton's book—So, You're an Audio Engineer...Well, Here's the Other Stuff You Need to Know—is used in Full Sail's Recording Arts program.
Conference participants included Grammy Award-winning engineers Ralph Sutton (Stevie Wonder); Khaliq Glover (Prince, Justin Timberlake); producer/arranger/programmer Darrell Diaz (Herbie Hancock, Arturia); Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound); Al Ramirez; Conley Abrams III; Clarence McDonald; Eric Zobler (George Duke); Morris Hayes; Randy Emata; Tina Morris; and Kelli Clark (20th Century Fox). A highlight of the weekend was a panel discussion moderated by comedian/actor/studio owner Sinbad.
Sponsors included the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing, GC Pro, HP, Monster Cable, MATK Corporation, Blue Sky International, Glyph Technologies, Rackmount City and Avastor.