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studioexpresso, Trans Audio Group & PlugIn Alliance Present
Award-Winning Producers Share
Production Tips at TECTracks, NAMM

Anaheim convention center, 2nd Floor

Saturday, Jan 23 (Prior to Tec Awards)

It's 2016. Time to brush up your production skills and meet award-winning artists who are here to share their secrets to success in the studio. studioexpresso and TransAudio Group host this session where Grammy-winning producers and engineers discuss trends and emerging opportunities for developing high quality musical content.

Two Sessions Moderated by:
Brad Lunde and Claris Sayadian-Dodge

Read Matt Forger Review Of 2013 Sessions at HotZone

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Orchestrating A Jazz Session

click on artist links for bios

Curt Bisquera (Sarah McLachlan, Lana Del Rey, Josh Groban)

Brent Fischer (Usher, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Michael Jackson)
Elvis Costello and The Roots with The Brent Fischer Orchestra on Jimmy Kimmel
Son of A Dad with Teddy Campbell at Conway
Fischer Big Band in Recife "Morning"

Al Schmitt (Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Jefferson Airplane)
Sir Paul McCartney at Capitol w/ Krall & Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt
Schmitt at Mix Masters
Schmitt - 2006 Grammy Trustees Lifetime Achievement Award

3:00 - 4:00
Producers' Forum
Big Releases: Timeline Meets A&R & Budget

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Peter Asher (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)

Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Melody Gardot, Herbie Hancock)

Rafa Sardina (Placido Domingo, Lady Gaga, Calle13)
Sardina: MOMENTUM presented by Sennheizer
Sardina at After Hours presented by SSL

  • How to hire producer of your dreams?
  • Recording techniques and musts for a jazz ensemble
  • Learn about gear the pros use in the studio
  • Release albums that have "Major" written all over it
  • Production do's and don'ts
  • Listen to playback of timeless recordings and ask questions!


  • Claris Sayadian-Dodge founded in 2000, a production resource for developing artists. Dodge is the publisher and chief editor of studioexpresso's monthly eZine for the recording industry and looks after an Award-winning roster of producers with the affiliated C Artist Management. Past positions include: Management III, PMK, Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, Ocean Way studios, Prairie Sun Recording and studio bau:ton.
    Claris supports Grammy's MusiCare and sits on the board of a Film Foundation dedicated to documentaries on human rights. She has a BA degree in business and continues to create professional networking events to raise awareness and funds for art and music education programs and worthy causes.

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Past Events

studioexpresso HotZone at NAMM 2015

studioexpresso HotZone at NAMM 2014

studioexpresso Hot Zone at NAMM 2013

studioexpresso at Mix Open Golf Tournee
Monday, June 25, 2012

studioexpresso Presents The Art Of Producing Masters
A Panel of audio professionals discuss label-friendly production trends at NAMM "Hot Zone" 2012

studioexpresso Presents Rock, Record and Roll!
A Panel of audio professionals discuss label-friendly production trends at NAMM "Hot Zone" 2011

Studioexpresso Hosts Audio Underground 007
Presented by Trans Audio Group & studioexpresso

Studioexpresso Connects With Young Musicians
Presented By The Learning Annex & studioexpresso

An Artful Experience
Expresso@8 With Eddie Kramer
Draws An Experienced Music Crowd

studioexpresso & Music Business Chops
studioexpresso hosts Demo Eval Sessions During MBC 2004

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