British reference monitor manufacturer PMC will again host its 'Masters of Audio' seminars at the 135th AES Convention in New York from October 17th - 20th.
The sessions will take place in a dedicated audio demo suite kitted out with PMC’s IB2 XBD-A models and twotwo nearfield speakers, which were launched recently.
This year's Masters of Audio line-up contains numerous big-name engineers, such as:
Ex-Def Jam engineer Young Guru (Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Alicia Keys) will examine the recent emergence of a new generation of DIY engineers, and reveal what is required to become one.
Producer/engineer Jimmy 'The Senator' Douglass (Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Timbaland, Aaliyah) will talk about some of his latest projects, including Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience.Article continues below
Five-time Grammy-winner Joe Ferla (Roberta Flack, Foreigner, Norah Jones, John Mayer, kd lang, Pat Metheny) will deconstruct classic tracks from his engineering discography and answer questions.
Producer/mix engineer 'Bassy' Bob Brockman (Santana, P Diddy, Sting, The Fugees) will host a 3D mixing workshop, and take attendees through his own techniques for EQ, compression and placement.
Ronald Prent and Darcy Proper, owners of Wisseloord Studios in Holland, will audition surround recordings from Lorie Lieberman's new album Bricks Against The Glass and lead a Q&A on its mixing and mastering.
Multichannel/surround sound specialist Ulrike Schwartz will answer questions on the recording and mixing of orchestral recording series the Mariss Jansons Beethoven project.
Former AES President Jim Anderson (Patricia Barber, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Mingus, Sonny Rollins) will answer questions on the recording of soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom's new album Sixteen Sunsets.
Mix engineer Michael Brauer (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan) will explain how to achieve the perfect mix.
Finally, New York-based musician, mix engineer and producer Chris Tabron (Robin Thicke, John Legend) will educate visitors on how he mixed one of Beyoncé's recent singles.
For more information on the seminars, including time slots, click here.
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