Santa Monica, Calif. (April 22, 2015) — On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, The Recording Academy® Memphis Chapter, in partnership with The Producers & Engineers Wing®, will present the inaugural New Orleans GRAMMY® Studio Summit at Esplanade Studios (2540 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119). The event, taking place from 2 – 9 p.m. CDT, aims to celebrate excellence in audio, showcase the vibrant New Orleans recording scene and provide the local community with a networking and professional development opportunity.
The Summit will include a keynote and Q&A with eight-time GRAMMY winning producer/engineer and P&E Wing founding member Elliot Scheiner. The Q&A will be moderated by Jonathan Pines from Rupert Neve Designs. Following the Scheiner event, a panel titled "Resurgence of Vinyl" will address the current and future landscape of vinyl production, including format sustainability, advances in pressing and playback technology, the importance of the mastering process and more. The panel will feature Eric Astor (Furnace Record Pressing), mastering engineer Bruce Barielle, Ben Blackwell (Third Man Records), and vinyl cutter Jeff Powell (Take Out Vinyl). The summit will conclude with "Recording Roots Music Today," a panel featuring moderator Scott Billington (Rounder Records), GRAMMY-winning engineer Neal Cappellino, artist and producer Anders Osborne and Recording Academy Memphis Chapter President Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell.
A networking reception featuring product demonstrations from Rupert Neve Designs and Presonus, along with in-vehicle demonstrations of the ELS Studio Premium Audio System, powered by Panasonic and designed by Scheiner, will end the day's events.
On-site registration with equipment demos will open at 2 p.m. The program will begin at 2:45 p.m.
Event sponsors include ELS Studio powered by Panasonic, PreSonus, Louisiana Entertainment, Rupert Neve Designs and sE Electronics.
About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, 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 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 Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 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.