AES Warsaw 2015 Presenter or Author

Michael Romanowski

Michael Romanowski

Primary Affiliation: Michael Romanowski Mastering - San Francisco, CA, USA
Secondary Affiliation: Owner Coast Recorders
AES Member Type: Member
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Michael Romanowski a Grammy nominated mastering engineer. Based in San Francisco, he is the owner and chief mastering engineer at Michael Romanowski Mastering, Owner of historic Coast Recorders and co-owner and founder of the analog tape label The Tape Project. Michael is now a Trustee of the The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter (NARAS), Chair of the National Presidents Council, former president of the S.F. chapter and serves on the National Advisory Council to the Producers & Engineers Wing. 

Since 1994, Michael has worked to support the tradition of the diverse San Francisco sound, and has become a national expert in the art and science of mastering (Mix Magazine, Electronic Musician, AES, NAMM, SXSW, Tape Op, Potluck Con, AES Mexico, AES Europe). Michael started his audio career as a musician and live sound engineer in Nashville, where he quickly progressed to recording and mixing pop, rock and alternative acts. In 1994, he relocated to the Bay Area to apprentice at Rocket Lab with Paul Stubblebine and Ken Lee, learning the art and craft of the mastering engineer. In 1999, he became the chief mastering engineer for Sausalito’s Plant Studios, in 2001 he reunited with Paul Stubblebine and built two new mastering rooms at the former location of Coast Records. In 2007, Michael acquired the business and continued to expand the facility.  

He teaches at San Francisco State University and is a guest lecturer at other regional colleges. Michael’s extensive credits include Third Eye Blind, Pat Monahan, Devotchka, Chuck Prophet, Alasdair Fraser, Los Amigos Invisibles, Laura Pausini, Matt Nathanson, Jacqui Naylor, Will Kimbrough, The Dynamites, Ant Banks, Norton Buffalo, Too $hort, Colorado Symphony, Chanticleer, Dredg, !!!, Junior Toots, Bad Finger, and several thousand more.

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Session List

May 8: W3: Mixing Meets Mastering: Where the Line Becomes Blurred (Panelist)

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EXHIBITION HOURS May 7th   10:00 – 18:00 May 8th   09:00 – 18:00 May 9th   09:00 – 18:00
REGISTRATION DESK May 6th   15:00 – 18:00 May 7th   09:30 – 18:30 May 8th   08:30 – 18:30 May 9th   08:30 – 18:30 May 10th   08:30 – 16:30
TECHNICAL PROGRAM May 7th   10:00 – 18:00 May 8th   09:00 – 18:00 May 9th   09:00 – 18:00 May 10th   09:00 – 17:00
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