For Release: October 29, 2010

129th AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel Update

Doug Sax

SAN FRANCISCO:  Mastering legend and frequent AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel moderator Bob Ludwig reports that renowned engineer and disc-cutting expert Doug Sax, will play selections from a variety of his state-of-the-art direct-to-disk recordings during the panel on Friday, Nov. 5, 2:00PM - 4:00PM (Room 134).  Joining Ludwig and Sax is vinyl guru Michael Fremer, producer of 21st Century Vinyl: Michael Fremer's Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up DVD. Ludwig will screen archival videos of how lacquers are made and a rare clip revealing his process of cutting the vinyl master to the hit Genesis album "Invisible Touch."

Doug Sax has cut literally thousands of LP masters with his custom designed, all-tube signal path, bringing superior sound to the format.  He holds a prestigious AES Lifetime Honorary Membership and was recognized by NARAS with a Technical Achievement Grammy in 2003.   His recent vinyl master credits include, the reissue of the Slayer Vinyl Conflict box set and Pantera vinyl reissues, the  Eagles’ Greatest Hits, and the recent Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin. 

Photo:   129th AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panelist Doug Sax.


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