On Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 1:30PM, multi-Platinum mastering engineer Bob Ludwig will host one of the most anticipated panels of the AES Convention. With credits ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas Steely Dan, Eric Clapton and Ray Charles, the participants in this panel represent some of the most music industry's most successful creatives.
The record business has been rapidly devolving from the relatively stable pre-iPod paradigm into one of merged record companies, slashed budgets, vanishing artist development and the rebirth of the indie labels and independent artists.
AES' all-star panel of mastering engineers will discuss their current projects and highlight how their jobs have changed over the past few years in reaction to the sea change the industry is experiencing. Is high-resolution audio still viable? <b>Panel members:</b>
Moderator Bob Ludwig, Grammy winning president of Gateway Mastering & DVD (27 pages of credits on allmusic.com)
Grammy winner Adam Ayan (probably the youngest mastering engineer to win one)- Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts. Nine Inch Nails, Phish, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Sarah McLachlan)
Grammy winner Brian "Big Bass" Gardner (50 cent, Eminem, Blink 182, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas)
Grammy nominee Stephen Marcussen (Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Stone Temple Pilots, REM, Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Dwight Yoakum)
Grammy nominee Herb Powers, Jr. (Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Lauryn Hill)
Grammy winner Darcy Proper (The Eagles, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Renee Fleming)