Santa Monica, Calif. (November 7, 2016) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has partnered with iZotope, a leading manufacturer of audio production tools, in a series of events for the recording community. A result of the mutual interests of the P&E Wing and iZotope to encourage best practices and excellence in audio, this partnership supports music makers through community outreach and programming that is both educational and inspirational.
Partnership events have taken place across the country in 2016, spanning from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Philadelphia and Seattle. Next up on November 10, The Recording Academy Florida Chapter and the P&E Wing will present "In the Studio with iZotope: Mastering Music Production and Recording Workflow," at Miami's Hit Factory/Criteria Studios. This technical deep-dive will demonstrate the creative use of iZotope software like Ozone, Neutron and RX for production, mixing and mastering. Led by iZotope Education Director Jonathan Wyner, attendees will also discuss the principles of signal processing and mastering workflow for de-noising and master file preparation.
"We are thrilled that these events have been a success with attendees, and that iZotope is continuing to work closely with the P&E Wing," stated Maureen Droney, P&E Wing and Recording Technology Managing Director, "iZotope is recognized by our members as an industry leader that provides tools to help producers, engineers and artists achieve the high level of craftsmanship that is always the goal. We are very pleased to have them as one of our elite sponsor partners."
"We respect the mission of the P&E Wing to advance the art and craft of recorded music, and to address the everyday challenges facing working professionals," said Mark Ethier, co-founder and CEO of iZotope. "These are core values for iZotope as well, which makes this partnership so meaningful for us. Through our audio technologies and educational initiatives, we aim to support the entire creative community in their daily work. Our thanks to all the P&E Wing Chapters who have invited us with open arms, and we look forward to connecting with even more members in 2017."
Highlights of 2016 include two Studio Summit presentations of "Demystifying Mastering with iZotope’s Jonathan Wyner," one in Seattle with the Pacific Northwest Chapter and one in New Orleans with the Memphis Chapter. iZotope also participated in the Philadelphia Chapter's "Up Close & Personal with Diplo" event, where Diplo, GRAMMY®-winning producer, artist and DJ, was interviewed by music critic and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Dan Deluca. Most recently in Los Angeles, iZotope debuted its new Neutron software to P&E Wing members and friends at a special VIP rooftop reception, "In the Mix at AES," held at the Los Angeles facility of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services.
Looking ahead to 2017, the partnership will continue with iZotope’s sponsorship of the P&E Wing GRAMMY Week Celebration, and additional events are under development to continue the success of 2016.
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Photo Caption 1: Pictured L-R: Maureen Droney, P&E Wing and Recording Technology Managing Director; and Mark Ethier, co-founder and CEO of iZotope. Photographed by: Becky Sapp/WireImage. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2016
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Photo Caption 2: Pictured L-R: Greg Parkin, Director of Digital Solutions, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; Eileen Sweeney, SVP, Iron Mountain; Melissa Misicka, iZotope Brand and Corporate Marketing Director; Jonathan Wyner, iZotope Education Director; Maureen Droney, P&E Wing and Recording Technology Managing Director; Matt Hines, iZotope Product Manager/Audio Multimedia Producer; and Lexie Morgan, iZotope Marketing Specialist, Press & Events. Photographed by: Becky Sapp/WireImage. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2016
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.