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Audio Engineering Society President Andres A. Mayo of Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post of Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Take It from the Top: Platinum Series Sessions Host Leading Producers and Engineers at the 139th International Audio Engineering Society Convention

— Bob Ludwig, Andres A. Mayo, Joe Chiccarelli and other top practitioners of the
recording arts share their experiences and insights at Platinum Series panels —

New York, NY, October 16, 2015 — Platinum is synonymous with success, and at the 139th AES International Convention, the Platinum Engineers and Platinum Producers Panels will feature a host of top industry pros, who will provide real-world insights into creating chart-topping recordings. As part of the Special Events program available for free to Exhibits-Plus badge holders, as well as All Access attendees, this series is sure to be among the most popular events at this year’s AES, taking place October 29 – November 1, 2015 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

The series kicks off with Thursday, October 29’s Platinum Latin Producers and Engineers session from 2:15 – 4:15 pm, moderated by Audio Engineering Society President Andres A. Mayo of Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post of Buenos Aires, Argentina. These multi-GRAMMY®-winning pros will offer insight on their latest work, discussing the main concepts in music production, and will open the discussion for an audience Q&A session.

“I’m particularly pleased to host the Platinum Latin Producers and Engineers session once again,” noted Mayo. “It will offer exposure to Latin music makers who deserve recognition on an international level and provide inspiration to creative people in the Latin music industry.”

The lineup is also scheduled to include:

  • Carli Beguerie, Sr., Blue Note Entertainment Group, New York and S.I.R. New York
  • Andres Landinez Mendez, GRAMMY-winning engineer, mixer and producer with RME Artists
  • Ari Lavigna, Nomade Mix, Argentina
  • Valeria Palomino, Free Lance; Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Salvador Tercero, Sala de Audio, México City, Mexico; Centro de Educación Tecnológica
  • Stefano Vieni, KIVA Music Inc., Woodland Hills, CA.

The Platinum Producers panel, “Bad Vibrations,” will take place on Friday, October 30, from 9:15 am – 10:45 am, moderated by Errol Kolosine, Assistant Arts Professor and Academic Director at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The panel will discuss some of the worst distractions, impediments and energy vampires in the studio – and how to combat them.

Justin Colletti of online pro audio publication SonicScoop will moderate Friday, October 30th’s Platinum Engineers session from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. The panel will gather top engineers for a discussion about ideas and techniques in contemporary record making. Panelists will play excerpts from their work, discuss their approaches in detail and field questions from the audience. Additional panelists will include:

- Joe Chiccarelli (U2, Beck, The Killers, My Morning Jacket, Minus the Bear, Counting Crows, The Shins, Elton John, The Strokes, Morrissey)

- John Congleton (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Modest Mouse, R. Kelly, Nelly Furtado, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros)

- Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Walkmen, Mumford and Sons)

On Saturday, October 31, from 9:15 am – 10:45 am, legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering Studios (Portland, ME) will host the Platinum Mastering session, where a panel of renowned engineers will discuss the creative process behind some of the world’s most famous and top-selling albums. They’ll talk about the creative elements of the mastering process that made these recordings so special, play examples and take questions from the audience.

Other panelists will include:

  • Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering Studios
  • Tom Coyne, Sterling Sound, New York, NY
  • Stephen Marcussen, Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA
  • Andrew Mendelson, Georgetown Masters, Nashville, TN

AES President-elect John Krivit said, "The Platinum Series is a rare opportunity for anyone coming to AES 139 to learn the secrets to making great recordings from the top minds in the audio industry.  This is up-close intimate access to learn from the creative and technical masters."

Additional information about the AES Platinum Series panels is available at: http://www.aes.org/events/139/specialevents/.

For the latest information on the AES139 Convention in New York City and how to register for your FREE Exhibits-Plus or premium All Access badge, visit http://www.aes.org/events/139/.

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About the Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org.

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