AES New York 2013

Saturday, October 19, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm (Room 1E15/16)

Bruce Swedien: I Have No Secrets

Bruce Swedien, Ocala, FL, USA
Bill Gibson, Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group - Seattle, WA, USA; Berklee College of Music Online

This Special Event showcases the mindset of one of music’s most-important engineers—ever! Interviewed by author Bill Gibson, Bruce Swedien generously shares the depth of his technical and artistic insights, inspiring greatness in the musical application of technology in recording and production. In an industry propelled by the excessive use of plug-ins, automatic tuning, and processing, Swedien reveals a different approach—his approach, which achieves massive sonic power through the mastery of musical and technical fundamentals and the insightful understanding of the role of microphones, the acoustical environment, effects processors, and the all-important emotional component in the recording process.

Bring your questions. Don’t miss a chance to learn from an audio industry master—a legend, an icon, and a friend to engineers around the world. Bruce Swedien has always been generous with his knowledge—he has no secrets! There will be space in the program for you to ask questions.

A five-time Grammy winner—and thirteen-time Grammy nominee—Swedien’s impact on popular music is undeniable! His approach to recording music has proven to be a game changer, with engineers at all levels referencing his work as a definitive sonic standard. From recording and mixing Michael Jackson’s albums (Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, Invincible, and HIStory) to many of Quincy Jones’ hits (The Dude, Back on the Block, Q’s Jook Joint, and more) to the music of greats such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, the Brothers Johnson, and Natalie Cole, Bruce Swedien has always operated at the very highest level of excellence and expertise in the recording industry.

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