AES Convention to highlight Platinum Panels

A new joint producers/engineers panel will highlight the popular discussion series
AES 125th Convention Platinum Events Chairman Paul Verna.

At the upcoming AES Convention in San Francisco, the traditional Platinum Panels will again offer a stellar series. Platinum Events Chairman Paul Verna, co-author of “The Encyclopedia of Record Producers,” has coordinated a trio of outstanding Platinum Panels, to take place Oct. 2-5.

This year’s Platinum series of panels includes:

  • Platinum Producers and Engineers, moderated by Paul Verna. Panelists will include studio pros from a variety of backgrounds: A&R — Tony Berg (Aimee Mann, Beck, Air Supply); performing — Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind); engineering — Joe Chiccarelli (U2, Frank Zappa, Elton John); producing — Chris Lord-Alge (James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Madonna); and classical music — David V.R. Bowles, engineer/producer of more than 50 top classical recordings.
  • Platinum Road Warriors, moderated by Clive Young, author of “Crank It Up: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers.” An all-star panel will discuss subjects ranging from gear to gossip in what promises to be an insightful, amusing and enlightening session. Ample time will be provided for an audience Q&A session.
  • The Platinum Mastering Panel, moderated by multi-Grammy winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig. Panelists will include Bernie Grundman, Scott Hull, Herb Powers Jr. and Doug Sax, and will discuss the craft of mastering, including a Q&A addressing both audience questions and those submitted in advance by students at recording colleges.

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