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Legendary Mastering Engineer Helms “Ask The Experts�

Bob Ludwig, one of the industry’s most respected mastering engineers, will moderate the 125th AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel. A perennial convention highlight, these events provide rare insights into the combination of ears, instincts and technical savvy required to elevate recordings to the highest level of perfection.

“We’ve been fortunate to attract a terrific group of experts for this year’s panel,� Ludwig reports. “I’ve known these engineers for many years. They’re as articulate as they are accomplished, and I look forward to an entertaining as well as informative discussion.�

Saturday, Oct. 4, 11:30AM – 1:00PM:

PLATINUM MASTERING – Ask The Experts: Moderator Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering & DVD, Portland, ME. (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, The Police, (Nirvana). Panelists: Bernie Grundman, Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood (Michael Jackson, Carole King, Ludacris, Dr. Dre); Scott Hull, Scott Hull Mastering/Masterdisk, New York (Steely Dan, John Mayer, Edie Brickell); Herb Powers Jr., Powers Mastering Studios, Orlando (Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Lauryn Hill); Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA (Neil Young, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow). The discussion will focus on the craft and the business of mastering. A Q&A will feature queries submitted in advance by students at top recording colleges.

“Bob Ludwig’s panels always draw a large and enthusiastic audience,� said 125th AES Convention Platinum Events Chair, Paul Verna. “Attendees are never disappointed by these colorful presentations.�


The 125th AES Convention will be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center October 2-5, 2008. For information please visit

Photo: Bob Ludwig will moderate the 125th AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel

Currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit