The AES has announced details of the Platinum Panels that will take place during the 131st AES Convention at the Javits Center in NYC from October 20th to 23rd.
SonicScoop co-founders, Janice Brown and David Weiss, are curating the events. The sessions will focus on innovative concepts and feature participants who have worked with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Bob Dylan, The National, Bjork, Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor and Paul McCartney.
“We are fortunate to have tapped into the insights and connectivity of these accomplished chroniclers of today’s audio industry,” Convention Chair Jim Anderson remarked. “They are totally plugged-in to the creative community, and we are confident their journalistic acumen will bring an unconventional perspective to their panels. In a related announcement, legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering & DVD is currently developing his popular Platinum Mastering Panel,” Anderson adds, “news of that event will be announced soon.”
CREATIVE ENGINEERING – THE STUDIO AS AN INSTRUMENT: Co-moderators, Engineer/Producer/Journalist, Justin Colletti and SonicScoop Co-Founder Janice Brown; Platinum Engineer/Producer Panelists - Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Neon Indian); Peter Katis (The National, Jónsi, Interpol); Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Public Enemy, Weezer) and Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy) Engineers of a particularly creative breed, these multi-faceted audio gurus reflect a singular studio fluency which has inspired and produced some of today’s most sonically expressive, adventurous and influential recordings. Typically recording, mixing and co-producing entire albums, these craftsman often collaborate with artists whose distinct POV’s come across not only in the songwriting and playing, but also in the sound of their records. Though they may program, play and/or produce on their projects, these panelists are engineers first, with the skill set to truly play the studio as an instrument. Participants will discuss the creative recording and mixing techniques they’ve developed, and how they’ve led to great success.
THE PRODUCER’S PORTFOLIO: Moderator David Weiss (co-founder SonicScoop) - Panelists: Gabe Roth (Founder, Daptone Records, Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings), David Kahne (Sublime, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney), additional panelists TBA. Everyone agrees the artist hires the producer to serve the band or singer/songwriter and their music. This panel, however, will address the producer’s personal artistic visions, and the growing bodies of work their creative philosophies pilot into reality. Considered a creative artistic force in their own right, each of these producers collaborates fully with their clients both in pre-production and the studio. Participants will explore the artistic sensibilities they’ve nurtured, how they’ve expressed themselves in their work, and how that self-assurance and unique perspective has enabled their careers to flourish.