GRAMMY SoundTables: Behind The Glass RECAP

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    Chuck Ainlay, Jacquire King and Maureen Droney discuss recording.
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    (l to r) Executive Director Mark Schulz, P&E Wing Co-Chair Ryan Schwabe, Chapter President Ivan Barias, Chuck Ainlay, P&E Wing Sr. Executive Director Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Co-Chair Phil Nicolo, and Jacquire King.

Producers /Engineers Chuck Ainlay and Jacquire King were the special featured guests for GRAMMY SoundTables®: Behind the Glass™ presented by The Recording Academy® Philadelphia Chapter, The Producers & Engineers Wing and Shure, Inc.

This annual event gives members the opportunity to hear more in depth about the creative process of renowned engineers and producers. With multiple GRAMMY wins and top tier clients between them, Ainlay and King delivered an engaging evening of conversation.

The discussion was moderated by the P&E Wing’s Senior Executive Director Maureen Droney. They spoke about their history working as assistants, their current work and compared technology and studio notes.

“When I came up it was all about the quality of sound.” Ainlay spoke about his preferences in digital platforms.  

In addition to how a song is recorded, the group also discussed the importance of the artists’ comfort while recording in order to make the best record. King talked about his trip to Iceland while working with Of Monsters and Men.

“It was better to go where they had already established something,” he explained.

Following the discussion there was a Q&A from the audience and members were invited to a networking reception.

The sponsors for this event included Disc Makers, Shure and The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.  


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I really enjoyed this session. Even tho I am an artist & not an engineer, it was invaluable information for a recording artist to have up your sleeve when going into the studio. Great stuff !

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