LOS ANGELES, CA, November 2, 2017 – Eric Boulanger, founder and principal mastering engineer at The Bakery, will moderate a panel at the upcoming “Making Vinyl” Conference, November 6-7, 2017, at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit. The panel is taking place from 8:50-9:35 a.m. on day 2 of the conference, Tuesday, November 7. Boulanger will moderate the panel, titled The Fine Art of Mastering & Lathe Cutting, which will feature leading members of the audio community, including Matt Earley, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Gotta Groove Records; Ryan Smith, Senior Mastering Engineer, Sterling Sound; Adam Gonsalves, Owner, Telegraph Mastering; Michael Dixon, Owner, Mobile Vinyl Recorders; and Chris Mara, Owner, Welcome To 1979 Studios / Mara Machines.
These industry leaders will discuss a wide range of topics including the workflow of mastering new mixes up to the time the project is on the lathe; artist relations and reference discs; approaches to record label relations and how to manage their expectations; working with manufacturing; and more.
“I am extremely excited to be part of the ‘Making Vinyl’ conference and think we have put together a panel that will address several key issues that are part of the vinyl record-making process,” stated Eric Boulanger. “Each member of the panel is an expert in his own right, and I feel our discussion will give attendees the most current and accurate information regarding the mastering process while we continue to enjoy the current resurgence in vinyl.”
“Making Vinyl” is a two-day conference that will closely examine the circumstances leading up to this astounding comeback that took everyone by surprise. Vinyl records are projected to sell 40 million units in 2017, with sales nearing the $1 billion benchmark for the first time this millennium, according to Forbes.
As founder and principal mastering engineer at The Bakery, Eric Boulanger is among the nation’s most in-demand vinyl mastering engineers, with numerous recent high-profile credits to his name (for instance, the soundtrack for La La Land, which was the highest-selling vinyl album in the U.S. in Q1 2017).
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Photo caption: Mastering engineer Eric Boulanger, pictured at his lathe at The Bakery.
About The Bakery
Located in the heart of Sony Pictures Studios, The Bakery offers a complete range of state-of-the-art mastering services for a wide range of clientele. The facility consists of a mastering room and a dedicated editing/production suite. Services offered include: Mastered For iTunes: Apple AAC format; Vinyl Mastering: Vinyl Cutting, Reference Lacquers and Master Lacquers; High Resolution Audio: From 24bit/48kHz to 192kHz Masters; and Audio Mastering: Audio Mastering for CD and Digital Distribution. Founder and mastering engineer Eric Boulanger, also an accomplished professional studio violinist, is the rare professional whose exceptional skill set regularly takes him from the studio to the stage. Working behind the console, Eric has mastered acclaimed projects for the likes of Green Day, Hozier, Selena Gomez, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, Eric Burdon, Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Plain White T’s, Chris Botti, Amos Lee, Serena Ryder, The Doors, Olivia Newton-John, Rufus Wainwright, and Sarah Jarosz, among others. Several of Boulanger’s projects have been nominated for and/or won GRAMMY® Awards.
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