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Boston - April 10, 2012

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Boston AES Meeting
April 2012

On Tues. April, April 10, 2012, the Boston Section of the Audio Engineering Society held an event entitled "Online Collaborative Workflow; Making Music Remotely" featuring Producer Anthony J. Resta and his long-time engineer of the past 16 years, Karyadi Sutedja. They shared their unique production style with a focus on the challenges and flexibilities of producing music with other individuals remotely.

The talk began by referring to an article in the Recording Magazine that described what he referred to as a "Composers Collective" called "The Electrons", to create music that is placed in TV/Film. "The Electrons" are made up of Warren Cuccurullo (Guitar), Steve Ferrone (Drums) and Roger O'Donnell (Keyboards) from the Cure and songwriter Eric Alexandrakis.
Sharing examples of various projects they have worked on, the featured guest speakers described some of the steps that allowed them to work with other musicians and clients using this online collaborative process.

Anthony J. Resta is an American record producer and musician. A multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, drums, synthesizers, flute), he is a known for his use of vintage audio gear in creating expansive sonic atmospheres. He has earned twelve RIAA certified gold and multi-platinum awards and has been featured in many articles for his innovative recording techniques. Some of his past clients have included Duran Duran, Elton John, Needtobreathe, Collective Soul, Guster, Megadeth, Perry Farrell, Nuno Bettencourt, Andrea Surova, Dale Bozzio, TV Mania, Peter Wolf, Shawn Mullins, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, Green River Ordinance, Sarah Evans, The Cinnamon Fuzz, Blondie, and The Making Of The Making Of.

After signing on with Kathy Anaya of Lippman Entertainment in Los Angeles in 1994, he began attracting more high profile clients. His first solo album called Demos of Saturn, originally released in the mid-1990s under the name Ajax Ray-O-Vaque, quickly sold out its initial production run and was only intermittently available on Ebay until its release on iTunes in 2009. Anthony received his 12th RIAA Gold and Platinum certification for his programming and production work in the soundtrack of the successful Twilight films.

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