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Meet Piper Payne, one of our honorable judges of the Student Recording Competition at AES139 in New York.
Piper Payne is a Mastering Engineer at Coast Mastering (formerly Michael Romanowski Mastering) in San Francisco. Piper is the newly elected Vice President of the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy and she Co-Chairs the SF Producers and Engineers Wing. She also serves on the Education Committee. In addition she is an active member of the AES and the Women's Audio Mission, as well as being the CEO of Giving Stage.
Piper is an audio educator and lectures often about mastering and recording. She is also a first-call for large venue concert and classical recordings. Piper began her career with a BFA in Audio from the University of Michigan, continuing her Graduate education in Audio at the University of Stavanger in Norway. Piper has apprenticed under some of the best Mastering and audio mentors in the world, including Bob Katz in Orlando and Michael Romanowski in San Francisco. Piper moved to San Francisco after working at the Banf Centre in Alberta, Canada as the Senior Audio Associate in a work-study program that had her climbing glaciers for film sound design and recording jazz orchestras in the same day!
Piper's focus is Mastering and she lives for quality and equality in audio.
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2015
Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet. WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture. WAM trains over 1,200 women and girls a year in music production and the recording arts in the world's only professional recording studio built and run by women.
Women's Audio Mission is generously giving away 5 one-year subscriptions to finalists of the Student Competitions at AES139 NYC! Thanks WAM!
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Meet Sean McLaughlin, one of our honorable judges of the Student Recording Competition at AES139 in New York.
Sean McLaughlin loves /mixing songs more than anybody loves anything. After working in Los Angeles for the early part of the 2000’s with some notable producers (Andy Johns, Jimbo Barton, Carmen Rizzo) and artists (Rush, Elliott Smith, Marilyn Manson, Death Row Records) Sean returned to Boston in 2004 to open his own studio, 37’ Productions.
Since opening his studio Sean has been working on projects and with artists both regionally and nationally. Some of the artists with whom he has plied his trade are Matchbox Twenty, Queensryche, Dirty Vegas, Sarah Blacker, Kristen Merlin, Rafael Moreira and Dark New Day, as well as ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, MTV and ESPN.
In 2013, Sean had the honor of being named Producer of the Year by the New England Music Awards. Since the beginning of 2013 he has mixed over 500 songs. In 2014 he authored Mixing with iZotope, a comprehensive mixing guide for beginner to intermediate mixers. Sean also teaches Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music and Audio & Media Technology at the New England Institute of Art.
Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2015