Al Schmitt & Kat Edmonson: The Engineer/Artist Strategy

AES Live: Expo - 143rd Convention

Al Schmitt & Kat Edmonson: The Engineer/Artist Strategy

Recording Industry: Music Recording/Mix Studio

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Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Al Schmitt and top jazz singer/songwriter Kat Edmonson join moderator Mr. Bonzai for an exploration of the intense relationship between engineer and recording artist. Schmitt has won over twenty Grammy Awards for his work with Henry Mancini, Steely Dan, George Benson, Toto, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, and others. The genre-defying Kat Edmonson recently performed in Woody Allen’s 2016 film set in the 1930s, “Café Society.” Her most recent record debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart. Edmonson explains her songwriting process and how she works up material before joining Schmitt in the studio. Together they explore the connection between the art and science of capturing a performance at its peak, and offer personal anecdotes about the chemistry in the studio, including mic choices and vocal techniques, live room acoustics and overdubs, all leading up to the grand finale of the mix.

Mr Bonzai, Communication Arcs - Hollywood, CA, USA
Kat Edmonson
Al Schmitt, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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