Recording Academy P&E Wing to Present AES Panel on High Resolution Record Production

01 AES137The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will be presenting a group of experts at AES 2017 New York as part of the convention’s Recording & Production track. Titled “High Resolution Record Production and Why It Matters,” this panel takes place Thursday, Oct. 19, from 3-4:15 p.m. (Room 1E14) at the Javits Center and will address current guidelines and production considerations when producing, recording, mixing, and mastering in High-Resolution audio.

Many GRAMMY-nominated and -winning members of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing work in Hi-Res audio (lossless audio) that’s better than CD quality in both sample rate and bit depth. These engineers are so serious about this topic, they spent more than two years conducting an extensive series of interviews with active recording professionals from all genres, regions, and specialties, ultimately collaborating on a set of guidelines titled “Recommendations for Hi-Resolution Music Production,” which is being presented at this AES Convention. Working in high resolution has many current and long-term benefits, both artistically and commercially. Those benefits will be discussed on this panel by several leaders in the field, including:

Moderator Michael Romanowski, Coast Mastering – Berkeley, CA, USA; Panelists Chuck Ainlay, METAlliance – Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Marc Finer, Digital Entertainment Group – Los Angeles, CA, USA; Leslie Ann Jones, Recording Engineer and Producer, Director of Music Recording and Scoring, Skywalker Sound – San Rafael, CA, USA; and Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc. – Portland, ME, USA

“The number of Hi-Res projects being delivered to labels is increasing as we see consumer demand for better audio growing,” stated Maureen Droney, Recording Academy Managing Director, Producers & Engineers Wing. “The P&E Wing’s ‘Recommendations for Hi-Resolution Music Production’ address two goals: Our need to promote an environment where the best possible audio quality is consistently delivered to consumers, and the drive to assist record labels, online distributors, and aggregators with their master delivery requirements. We have met these goals on both counts with a document that helps pave the way to a consistent production workflow that brings us into the future.”

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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