P&E Wing Monthly Update December 2015

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Behind The Glass With Tony Maserati – Philadelphia – November 5

GRAMMY®-winning music producer Tony Maserati discussed his expansive career and tricks of the trade as the featured guest of the Philadelphia Chapter’s latest Behind The Glass event. This candid conversation was moderated by fellow GRAMMY winner, P&E Wing Steering Committee member and Chapter P&E Wing co-chair Phil Nicolo. Maserati included demonstrations from his personal session files and played snippets of his work while discussing the thought process and technology behind cultivating each recording. Following the program, guests enjoyed a networking reception at Bliss Restaurant where Maserati mingled with attendees.

Special thanks to Shure Inc., University of the Arts, and all who attended—including Ivan Barias and Philly Chapter P&E Wing co-chair Ryan Schwabe—and made the night a great success.

P&E Wing: Get In Gear – Washington, D.C. – November 7

The Washington, D.C. Chapter of The Recording Academy and the P&E Wing hosted Get in Gear at Sheffield Studios. Chapter P&E Wing co-chairs Jake Grotticelli and Lorenzo Johnson welcomed the guests—a mix of engineers, producers, publicists, artists and musicians. Moderator Sean Robinson, the Chapter’s newest Board Member, kept the conversation on track as panelists Jamie Cerniglia of Sheffield Studios, Stoni Cooper of Native Instruments, Adam Levin of Chuck Levin's Washington Area Music Center, and Ray Williams of Music Marketing, Inc. engaged in a lively discussion of hot topics, including the ongoing "analog vs. digital" debate and  the comeback of vinyl records.

In The Studio: Listening Session – Chicago – November 12

The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter’s P&E Wing Committee hosted its first In the Studio: Listening Session. Producers and engineers from around the city gathered at Transient Sound Inc.—run by industry veterans Steven Gillis, Vijay Tellis-Naya, and Jim Siwek—to share tracks,  inspirations, techniques, and gear talk. Program attendees enjoyed complimentary beverages and food while listening and talking shop with fellow audiophiles.

Attendees gathered around Transient's pristine SSL 4000 to dive into the recordings which were shared by a group of pre-selected presenters, spanning multiple disciplines and genres; they were Steve Gillis, Neil Strauch, Rick Robinson, producer/songwriter Andrae Ambrose, Chicago Chapter Trustee Matt Hennessy, classical producer/engineer Mary Mazurek and Brian Deck. Attendees experienced new techniques from different perspectives, regardless of whether they were sharing songs or listening.

En La Mezcla – Las Vegas – November 17

The P&E Wing, in partnership with The Latin Recording Academy®, kicked off Latin GRAMMY Week® in Las Vegas with its third annual En La Mezcla, a celebration of Latin recording professionals. Hosted this year by multiple GRAMMY®- and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning producer engineer Sebastian Krys, the event was attended by recording professionals, Latin GRAMMY nominees, and friends who gathered at the Studio at the Palms Casino Resort, where DJ Mr. Pauer set the mood for this evening of music and fellowship.

Following opening remarks from P&E Wing Managing Director Maureen Droney, Latin Academy President and CEO Gabriel Abaroa took the stage with a bi-lingual speech showing his support for the producing and engineering community and sharing a list of the recent achievements of the Latin Academy. Krys then addressed the crowd in Spanish, and introduced the evening's musical guest, Santiago Cruz, who accompanied himself on guitar for an emotional acoustic performance of several of his best-known songs.

Throughout the facility, the event's prestigious audio-related sponsors demonstrated their latest products and interacted with guests. Sponsors included HARMAN® Professional brands AKG microphones, dbx , JBL and Lexicon; FabFilter; Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; Melodyne and Native Instruments.   

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Managing Director - Maureen Droney


Co-Chair - Ed Cherney


Co-Chair - Ann Mincieli

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