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Focal Presents In-booth Discussion Panels at NAMM 2023

At the April music trade show in Anaheim, eight engineers will cover discussions on Creative Mixing in Dolby Atmos, The Art of Mastering, and Mixing with Focal Headphones at the Focal Booth #14902

Montreal, Canada April 3, 2023Focal has announced three discussion panels to be presented to NAMM attendees during the April music tradeshow in Anaheim. Eight engineers will cover discussions ranging from Creative Mixing in Dolby Atmos®, and The Art of Mastering with Michael Romanowski, to Mixing with Focal Headphones at Focal’s booth #14902 in the North Hall, Level 1.

In the first discussion panel Creative Mixing in Dolby Atmos, Friday, April 14 at 2 pm, Ben Givarz, Senior Creative Relations Manager at Dolby, will act as the moderator for engineers Luca Pretolesi and Robert Guzman from Las Vegas’ Studio DMI, Fab Dupont from Flux Studios in NYC, and Brad Smalling from Evergroove Studio in Evergreen CO. Each of the studios feature a Dolby Atmos studio built around Focal professional monitors. The engineers will share their creative approaches to mixing in Dolby Atmos on albums by Skrillex, Snarky Puppy, Saves The Day, and more.

At the 4 pm Friday event, 4-time Grammy-winning mastering engineer Michael Romanowski will discuss his mastering process, including deep listening, and how Focal speakers help him hear every musical element for his stereo and immersive mastering projects. Michael recently won the 2023 “Best Engineered Album, Classical” Grammy for his work mastering “Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique – The Making of the Orchestra”.

On Saturday at 2 pm Mike Pepe, Colt Capperrune, and Pete Lyman will share their thoughts on how different stages of producing a record—recording, mixing, and mastering—translate from studio monitors to headphones, and how they use headphones as tools for their craft in the studio and other environments.

Learn more about the engineers and studios:

Friday 2 pm Creative Mixing in Dolby Atmos:
Luca Pretolesi                 Studio
Robert Guzman              Studio
Fab Dupont                     Flux
Brad Smalling       

Friday 4 pm The Art of Mastering:
Michael Romanowski    Coast

Saturday 2 pm Mixing with Focal Headphones:
Mike Pepe                      Linear Management
Colt Capperrune           Colt
Pete Lyman                    Infrasonic

All events at Focal Booth #14902 in the North Hall, Level 1.

Visit North American distributor Focal Naim America at Focal Naim

About Focal Naim America
Born from the merger of Focal, a world leader in acoustic sound made in France, and Naim Audio, a world leader in British-made hi-fi electronics, VerVent Audio Group’s brand subsidiaries signal a new investment phase and direction for VerVent in the US and Canada. By creating its own distribution entity, the group is striving to turn the North American territory into the market leader for Focal and Naim. Focal Naim America also distributes IsoAcoustics, Vicoustic, Thorens (US only), Musical Fidelity, and in Canada only: BDI. For more information about Focal Naim America visit their website at Focal Naim or call (800)-663-9352.

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