GRAMMY Studio Summit | New Orleans

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    (L-R) Scott Billington, Susan Marshall, Chris Bell, Jonathan Pines, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, Jon Hornyak, Kim Stephens, Reid Wick and Misha Kachkachishvili gather for a photo at Esplanade Studios on April 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, President, The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter, welcomes attendees to Esplanade Studios on April 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Jon Hornyak, Senior Executive Director, The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter, offers opening remarks at Esplanade Studios on April 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Audience listens to the keynote conversation during the GRAMMY Studio Summit at Esplanade Studios on April 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Our keynote conversation with (L-R) Neal Cappellino and Jonathan Pines at Esplanade Studios on April 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    (L-R) Jonathan Pines, Neal Cappellino and Misha Kachkachishvili at the GRAMMY Studio Summit
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    (L-R) Bruce Barielle, Gebre Waddell, Ben Blackwell, Jeff Powell and Eric Astor gather for a photo before "The Resurgence of Vinyl" panel
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    GRAMMY U students from Delta State and Loyola universities gather for a photo at Esplanade Studios
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    (L-R) Scott Billington, David Farrell, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, Neal Cappellino and John Fischbach speak on Recording Roots Music panel
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    ELS Studio Premium Audio powered by Panasonic demonstrates their auto surround sound system at Esplanade Studios
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    (L-R) Memphis Chapter Trustee Susan Marshall, GRAMMY-winning engineer Chris Finney, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Brady Blade hanging out at the GRAMMY Studio Summit
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    (L-R) GRAMMY University students Peter De Armas and Alexis Rey (GRAMMY U Rep-NOLA) greet attendees at Esplanade Studios
  • The GRAMMY Studio Summit planning crew: (Back Row) Reid Wick, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, Susan Marshall, Jonathan Pines, Jon Hornyak, Neal Cappellino, Misha Kachkachishvili, and (seated) Jeff Powell, Gebre Waddell and Scott Billington gather for a photo at Esplanade Studios

On Wednesday April 29, members of the New Orleans and Memphis music communities flocked to the unique and amazingly beautiful Esplanade Studios to participate in the inaugural GRAMMY Studio Summit. Aiming to reach music professionals visiting New Orleans for Jazz Fest 2015, the day’s program touched on topics including the Resurgence of Vinyl and Recording Roots Music.  Engineer Neal Cappellino kicked off the afternoon with an inspiring keynote that urged recording professionals to stop looking at sound and start listening to it. The Resurgence of Vinyl panel spoke to the changing landscape of music playback formats and the growing interest in vinyl and collectible releases of your favorite recordings. Additional discussion involved advances in vinyl pressing, testing and the importance of the mastering process. The Recording Roots Music panel spoke to the necessity for local sub-genres of music, instrumental experimentation and staying true to the regional influence of your sound. The program concluded with a brief networking reception that included gear demonstrations by event sponsors PreSonus Audio Electronics​, Rupert Neve Designs, sE Electronics. Presenting sponsor  ELS Studio Premium Audio​ powered by Panasonic was also on site to support the reception with an opportunity for guests to demo the in-vehicle audio system designed by P&E Wing Founding Member and GRAMMY-winning Engineer Elliot Scheiner.  Other familiar faces on site included Memphis Chapter President Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, Rounder Records' Scott Billington, Third Man Records’ Ben Blackwell, Rupert Neve Designs' Jonathan Pines, mastering engineers John Fischbach and Bruce Barielle, and Take Out Vinyl's Jeff Powell, among others.  Additional sponsor support provided by Louisiana Entertainment and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Sync Up Conference​. Look out for the full program available on GRAMMYPro.com soon!

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