AES New York 2019
Hip-Hop and R&B Track Details

Friday, October 18, 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm (1E12)

HH02 - The Soul of an R&B Mix

Paul "Willie Green" Womack, Willie Green Music - Brooklyn, NY, USA
Prince Charles Alexander, Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA, USA

While Hip-Hop and R&B are usually connected in conversation, mixing for the two genres can require very different skills and mindsets. Here we will discuss R&B specific mixing techniques.


Friday, October 18, 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm (1E12)

HH03 - Studio Design for Hip-Hop and R&B

David Malekpour, Professional Audio Design, Inc.
Paul "Willie Green" Womack, Willie Green Music - Brooklyn, NY, USA
IZ (& Bobby) Avila Brothers, Avila Brothers
Larrance Dopson
Dave Hampton
Frank Hendler
Rick St. Hilaire

The musical needs of different genres can require different tool sets in the studio. Here we will explore the tools needed to outfit Hip-Hop and R&B studios of all sizes and budgets.


Friday, October 18, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm (1E12)

HH04 - Engineering for The Abstract: Recording Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest

Gloria Kaba, Little Underground

As a member of legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, emcee/producer Q-tip has changed the sonic landscape time and time again, most recently with the group's 2016 release "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service."

Gloria Kaba is on Q-Tip's very short list of engineers, along with credits including Solange Knowles, Donnie McClurkin, and Madonna. In this session we will get a detailed look at the making of "We Got it From Here..." from the writing process to capturing a the wide range of performances and musicians.


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