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Saturday, October 5 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
: Howard Massey, On The Right Wavelength Consulting 
Ken Jordan
George Massenburg
Jack Joseph Puig
Elliot Scheiner
Al Schmitt 
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. will present the 14th Annual GRAMMY® Recording SoundTable, moderated by Howard Massey. It's the 21st century: Recording budgets are shrinking, technologies are advancing, and public taste in music is changing. How does today's producer cope with these realities? Do 24 bits truly matter when most people are listening to music in MP3 format? Is there still room for analog in today's digital world? And, with entire hit records being made on laptop computers, is the professional recording studio becoming an endangered species? Don’t miss the lively discussion as our panelists attack these topics head on. 

Beatmaster Ken Jordan of the alternative-electronic duo The Crystal Method brings a variety of influences to their dance-based productions, merging hip-hop, rock, and breakbeats into a unique blend that have made them an integral part of club culture. Their debut LP, Vegas, was released to critical acclaim in 1997, and their latest album, Tweekend, was released in 2001. The two albums have sold over a million and a half copies. For the very latest on this duo, check out
George Massenburg is known as an engineer's engineer. His pristine work with artists like Little Feat, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Aaron Neville constantly sets new standards in audio excellence, and he is a technical pioneer as well. Recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® Award for his development of innovative recording tools such as the parametric equalizer, Massenburg is actively involved in surround sound mixing and the standardization of archiving materials. 
Jack Joseph Puig is one of the most sought-after engineer/producers crafting music today. He owns an astonishing collection of vintage and modern recording equipment that he uses to create a unique engineering and production sound that merges the styles of the last four decades. You can hear his work on releases by Sheryl Crow, Vanessa Carlton, John Mayer, No Doubt, Counting Crows, Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, Hole, Shelby Lynne, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, Tonic, Stevie Nicks, and Robbie Williams. 
Engineer extraordinaire Elliot Scheiner has been nominated for more than a dozen GRAMMY® Awards and has won five of them, including the 2000 GRAMMY® Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. He has worked with a wide variety of multiplatinum artists, including Faith Hill, Beck, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers, America, John Fogerty and Jimmy Buffett. He recently completed a surround sound remix of the classic Queen album A Night at the Opera, which won the 2002 DVD award for Best Audio. 
There are few people truly deserving of the term legendary, but Al Schmitt is one of them. Not only has he won an astonishing nine GRAMMY® Awards, which include the 2001 Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Award for Diana Krall's The Look of Love, he has also won two Latin GRAMMY® Awards. He has produced, engineered, and/or mixed more than 150 gold and platinum records for a diverse range of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Jefferson Airplane, Steely Dan, Barbra Streisand, Henry Mancini, and Duane Eddy. 
Moderator Howard Massey is a noted industry consultant and veteran audio journalist. He has written for Home Recording, Surround Professional, EQ, Musician, Billboard, and many other publications, and is the author of eleven books, including Behind the Glass, a collection of interviews with the world's top record producers. Massey has also worked extensively as an audio engineer, producer, songwriter, and touring/session musician.

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