GRAMMY Pro 2015 Rewind: Production & Engineering

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  • "The Resurgence Of Vinyl" with Gebre Waddell, Ben Blackwell, Eric Astor, Bruce Barielle, and Jeff Powell
  • Ableton Live | Westlake Pro Sessions
  • Photo: Jackie Butler/
    Colin Meloy & Tucker Martine
  • Taylor Swift
  • Photo: Cindy Ord/
    Tony Visconti

GRAMMY Pro Rewind wraps up an incredible year in music. With a slate of original interviews, engaging conversations and insightful programming presented by The Recording Academy's 12 Chapters across the country, 2015 has been a landmark year. Get in the mix with some of the biggest names behind the soundboard in this look at Production & Engineering. Find out why vinyl is resurging, how to use Ableton Live, why collaboration is key, how to support creators rights, and much more.

The Resurgence Of Vinyl

What is it about vinyl records that still gives music lovers the chills? In this conversation from GRAMMY Studio Summit in New Orleans, presented by the Memphis Chapter, a group of experts representing the entire vinyl production process weighs in on the allure of vinyl records. Learn the best practices artists and engineers can employ to get the most out of a vinyl project at every stage of the process and discover why the medium is resurging after all these years. WATCH VIDEO

Ableton Live | Westlake Pro Sessions

Take an insider look at Ableton Live with this three-part series on the digital audio workstation, presented by Westlake Pro and GRAMMY Pro. Producer/performer and Ableton Certified Trainer Yueda Ben-Atar (a.k.a. “Sidebrain”) demystifies the interface and gives step-by-step instructions on how to use Ableton Live to its fullest potential. WATCH VIDEO

Colin Meloy & Tucker Martine

Colin Meloy of the Decemberists sat down with producer Tucker Martine for the Pacific Northwest Chapter’s Studio Summit in Portland, Ore to explore the pair’s collaborations. Meloy and Martine discuss recording the Decemberists’ The King Is Dead in a farmhouse with limited equipment, capturing Meloy’s vocals with the right microphone, and the sensitive relationship between artist and producer. WATCH VIDEO

Listening Session With Taylor Swift

Explore the production and songwriting process behind Taylor Swift’s chart-topping fifth album, 1989, with Swift herself. In this intimate listening session presented by the Nashville Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing, Swift shares never-before-heard demos and personal cell phone videos from her experience crafting 1989 with co-executive producer Max Martin. WATCH VIDEO

Tony Visconti At GRAMMY Town Hall

GRAMMY-winning producer, arranger, recording engineer, and musician Tony Visconti opened the New York Chapter’s GRAMMY Town Hall with commentary on his own career and his take on creator’s rights. Visconti shares stories from his time in the studio with T.Rex, Joe Cocker, David Bowie and many others before sharing his perspective on radio royalties and the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. WATCH VIDEO


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