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121st AES CONVENTION PRESS RELEASE

Jack Joseph Puig

PLATINUM PANELS GLEAM AT 121ST AES CONVENTION

Superstar Engineer Producers To Share Hit-Making Tips & Insights


SAN FRANCISCO: Cumulatively responsible for the production of chart-topping hits with hundred million+ unit sales, the 121st AES Convention Platinum Engineers and Producers Panels will feature some of the industry’s hottest ‘behind the boards’ talents.

Platinum Panel Moderator Jack Joseph Puig is a legendary producer/engineer whose credits include: Green Day, No Doubt, Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer and the Rolling Stones. Recently named Executive Vice President of Geffen/A&M Records, Puig is the consummate record man. “These Platinum Panels will provide rare insights into the creative thinking and technical prowess of today’s busiest chart topping engineers and producers,” he says. “They’ll share tips about helping artists use the studio as a real creative tool, and, they’ll field questions from the audience.”

Sun., Oct. 8 12:30 – 2PM:

Platinum Engineers: The Art of Recording and Mixing will feature Geffen Records Staff Producer Tal Herzberg (Christina Aguilera, Counting Crows, Pussycat Dolls, Vanessa Carlton, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day); engineer Dave Pensado (Destiny’s Child, Ice Cube, Brian McKnight, Pink, Missy Elliot), and surprise guests.

4PM – 5:30

Platinum Producers: The Psychology Of Record Making - Moderator Ron Fair, A&M Records President and six-time Grammy nominee. Fair’s credits include exec. producing Christina Aguilera’s ten-times-Platinum “Stripped” CD. Panelists include: Interscope Geffen A&M SR. VP and President of Cherry Tree Records Martin Kierszenbaum, (t.A.T.u.’s 200 km/hr In The Wrong Lane – 5 million copies sold world- wide, Flipsyde’s Happy Birthday; Eric Valentine (Smash Mouth, Third Eye Blind, Citizen King, Astro Lounge, Fush Yu Mang); Jack Joseph Puig (Green Day, Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer, Rolling Stones)

Other Platinum events scheduled for the 121st AES Convention include:

Friday, Oct. 6 2:30 – 4PM

Platinum Road Warriors – Moderated by Clive Young, Pro Sound News Sr. Editor and author of CRANK IT UP: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers - This freewheeling panel will cover the latest trends, techniques and tools that shape modern sound reinforcement. Featured panelist Robert Scovill is a six-time TEC Award winner (and AES Keynote speaker) whose credits include Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Matchbox Twenty, Prince, Rush and Def Leppard. Also participating are David Lawler, long-time FOH mixer for hit jazz vocalist Diana Krall and, Buford Jones who has toured with ZZ TOP, The Kinks, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Don Henly, Pink Floyd, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and many others.

Saturday, Oct. 7 Noon to 1:30


Platinum Mastering - Moderator Bob Ludwig, Grammy winning president of Gateway Mastering & DVD, (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, Nirvana, Rush) will host: Grammy winners: Adam Ayan (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts. Nine Inch Nails, Phish, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Sarah McLachlan); Brian "Big Bass" Gardner (50 cent, Eminem, Blink 182, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas); Darcy Proper (The Eagles, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Renee Fleming); and Grammy nominees: Stephen Marcussen (Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, REM, Stone Temple Pilots, Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Dwight Yoakum); and Herb Powers, Jr. (Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill).

Photo Caption: AES 121st Convention Platinum Engineers and Producers Panel Moderator Jack Joseph Puig


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121st AES CONVENTION          
PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT:   Howard Sherman
+1 212 777 4711
121st_press@aes.org


121st AES Convention – Moscone Center, San Francisco – October 5 – 8, 2006

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