AES Convention, New York (October 18, 2013) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has been keeping busy in 2013 with a number of Academy Chapter events, several of which have involved a presentation entitled "Lost in Translation" by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Andrew Scheps. These lectures have provided an engaging, revelatory and humorous presentation of current audio format comparisons. Set in high-end listening environments, the multimedia demonstration showcases the auditory differences of master recordings played back in different formats such as vinyl, CD, MP3, AAC and online streaming models. The lectures are held as part of the P&E Wing and CEA Audio Division's ongoing "Quality Sound Matters" initiative, which educates about and demonstrates the importance of high-quality audio. The most recent presentation was held at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, on September 9. Previous stops include Tucson on August 2; New York on June 26; New Orleans on May 1; Wimberley, Texas, on April 27; and Nashville on April 25.
Scheps has engineered and mixed for some of the biggest acts in the business, including Adele, Green Day, Linkin Park, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2. He is a two-time GRAMMY winner for his work on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium and Adele's 21 albums and was named the 2012 International Recording Engineer of the Year by the UK’s Music Producers Guild.
Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Senior Executive Director, stated, "'Lost in Translation' is an entertaining yet simple and practical exploration of the various formats delivering music to consumers today. Our 'Quality Sound Matters' initiative and related projects are helping provide the knowledge base for a new and developing era, so engineers, producers, artists and home listeners alike can have informed ears in regards to audio quality. We thank Andrew and all of our P&E Wing luminaries for helping us explore these concepts and educate minds and ears around the country with these recent events."
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Instagram, Foursquare, GetGlue, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.