AES Platinum Panels: ‘The Studio As An Instrument’ and – ‘The Producers Portfolio’

Creating Hits With The Flaming Lips, Bob Dylan, The National, Bjork, Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney & More

NEW YORK: Eagerly anticipated, AES Convention,janice_david_lores.jpg Platinum Panels always attract top-tier producer and engineer participants and, substantial audiences seeking knowledge and inspiration. For the 131st AES Convention, SonicScoop co-founders, Janice Brown and David Weiss have developed unique events focused on innovative concepts and featuring participants who have achieved the dual pinnacles of creative and popular success.

“We are fortunate to have tapped into the insights and connectivity of these accomplished chroniclers of today’s audio industry,” Convention Chair Jim Anderson remarked. “They are totally plugged-in to the creative community, and we are confident their journalistic acumen will bring an unconventional perspective to their panels. In a related announcement, legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering & DVD is currently developing his popular Platinum Mastering Panel,” Anderson adds, “news of that event will be announced soon.”

CREATIVE ENGINEERING – THE STUDIO AS AN INSTRUMENT: Co-moderators, Engineer/Producer/Journalist, Justin Colletti and SonicScoop Co-Founder Janice Brown; Platinum Engineer/Producer Panelists – Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Neon Indian); Peter Katis (The National, Jónsi, Interpol); Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Public Enemy, Weezer) and Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy) Engineers of a particularly creative breed, these multi-faceted audio gurus reflect a singular studio fluency which has inspired and produced some of today’s most sonically expressive, adventurous and influential recordings. Typically recording, mixing and co-producing entire albums, these craftsman often collaborate with artists whose distinct POV’s come across not only in the songwriting and playing, but also in the sound of their records. Though they may program, play and/or produce on their projects, these panelists are engineers first, with the skill set to truly play the studio as an instrument. Participants will discuss the creative recording and mixing techniques they’ve developed, and how they’ve led to great success.

THE PRODUCER’S PORTFOLIO: Moderator David Weiss (co-founder SonicScoop) – Panelists: Gabe Roth (Founder, Daptone Records, Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings), David Kahne (Sublime, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney), additional panelists TBA. Everyone agrees the artist hires the producer to serve the band or singer/songwriter and their music. This panel, however, will address the producer’s personal artistic visions, and the growing bodies of work their creative philosophies pilot into reality. Considered a creative artistic force in their own right, each of these producers collaborates fully with their clients both in pre-production and the studio. Participants will explore the artistic sensibilities they’ve nurtured, how they’ve expressed themselves in their work, and how that self-assurance and unique perspective has enabled their careers to flourish.

Photo: SonicScoop co-founders; Janice Brown (left) and David Weiss have developed and will moderate the 131st AES Convention Platinum Panels.

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The 131st Audio Engineering Convention will be held in NY’s Jacob Javits Convention Center Thursday, October 20 thru Sunday, Oct. 23.

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 http://www.aes.org

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