AES New York 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2:45 pm — 3:45 pm
SE08 - Al Schmitt—On the RecordPresenters:
Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Al Schmitt, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Al Schmitt is a multiple GRAMMY Award winning engineer and producer; a music legend whose career spans more than six decades. In fact, Al has received the most GRAMMYs ever awarded to an engineer. He’s worked with such iconic artists as Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Toto, Diana Krall, Steely Dan, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Neil Young, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Tony Bennett, Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole, and so many more. In this wide-ranging discussion with Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, Schmitt will share stories from his life in music along with practical tips and sage advice about what it takes to become one of the most in-demand talents in the business. This discussion also commemorates the release of Al’s autobiography: Al Schmitt on the Record: The Magic Behind the Music (Hal Leonard).