Meeting Topic: Quality in Audio: A Discussion of Tools and Techniques Used in Recent Recording Projects
Moderator Name: Martha de Francisco, Richard King, and George Massenburg
Speaker Name: Martha de Francisco, Richard King, and George Massenburg
Other business or activities at the meeting:
Items Discussed during the meetings prior to the main event:
- Choosing topics and creating an abstract for the event.
- Creating itineraries and budget for the round table talk.
- Preparations of all of the audio examples that will be used in the discussion.
- Making posters and sending out invitations to the Montreal community; discussing different ways to invite people to join AES.
- Booking audiovisual equipment, room (MMR). Purchasing food and wine for after talk refreshments.
Meeting Location: MMR (-2) Schulich School of Music Strathcona Music Building 555 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E
This event was a special event where three world renowned audio engineers and producers discussed techniques for achieving the highest quality for their recent projects.
Martha de Francisco is a record producer and tonmeister specializing in Classical music. She is an internationally acknowledged leader in the field of sound recording and record production, an educator and a mentor of students in different countries. Her discussion involved different ways of utilizing the spaces for recording her projects. She also discussed editing techniques used during her latest projects.
Richard King: After graduating from the Sound Recording program at McGill University in Montreal, Richard King spent 15 years in New York working for Sony Music Studios. In 2007 Richard began a successful business as a freelance recording engineer. He is well known in the fields of classical and jazz recording, and has garnered multiple Grammy awards for his work with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Chick Corea, and Renée Fleming. Richard discussed more of a "pop" approach to classical music recording, where artificial reverberators are used with a more intimate microphone placement.
George Massenburg is a world renowned Grammy winning producer, audio engineer, entrepreneur, and inventor of the Parametric Equalizer. He joined McGill faculty as an adjunct professor in 1996, and in the fall of 2010 has joined the faculty full-time. He chartered several electronics companies, most notably GML, INC (now GML, LLC) in 1982 to produce high-performance, high-resolution recording equipment. His notable developments are the parametric equalizer itself, the third-generation moving fader automation system & other control systems for audio recording consoles, and reference-precision level detectors. George had discussed the status of where the music industry is and how it is affecting the way engineers and producers work.
Written By: Jung Wook Jonathan Hong