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studioexpresso & Trans Audio Group Present

Award-Winning Producers Share Production Tips At HotZone, NAMM

Anaheim convention center

Saturday, Jan 24 (Prior to Tec Awards) 1pm and 3pm

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

Read Matt Forger Review Of 2013 Sessions at HotZone

1:00 - 1:50
Production - Studio and Stage, to TV and Film
Room: Tech Lab (202-B)

It's 2015. Time to brush up your production skills and meet award-winning artists who are here to share their secrets to success in the studio, on stage or on the film/TV set. studioexpresso and TransAudio Group host this session where Grammy-winning producers and engineers discuss the trends and emerging opportunities for developing musical programming in a world of limitless release formats.

click on artist links for bios
Cheche Alara (Latin Grammys, Jimmy Kimmel Show)

Bonnie Hunt band w/ Alara and Nate Morton

Teddy Campbell (American Idol, Tonight Show w/Jay Leno)
Tonight Show Band Rehearsal
Jay Leno Show: Rickey Minor and Band Members Remember Whitney
American Idol with Blake Lewis

Ellis Hall (Ray Charles, Boston Pops, Tower of Power)
Who is Hall?!
Hammond Artist Hall - Hammond interview w/ Emiko
Symphony Hall

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"

3:00 - 3:50
Getting A Killer Drum Sound
Room: The Forum (203-A&B)

Yes, it's as cool as it sounds. studioexpresso and TransAudio Group present this session bringing together some of the world's top drummers and engineer/producers, sharing their technique on getting that big bad drum sound.

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Alex Acuna (LA Phil, Lee Ritenour, Beck)
Drumworld solo
'94 Heineken Jazzfest
Clare Fischer ¡Ritmo!

Kenny Aronoff (Smashing Pumpkins, Mick Jagger, John Mellencamp)
Sting - Kennedy Center Honors...Dec 2014
(Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springsteen..
Game Changing Moments
Smashing Pumpkins Live on Letterman

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

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

More...stick around for TECnology Hall of Fame presentations - only 10 minutes after this session in the same room!

  • How to get a killer drum sound?
  • What's in your pre-production bag?
  • How and when to hire an engineer/mixer?
  • How and when to hire an arranger?
  • Learn about gear the pros use on stage, in the studio or on the TV/film set
  • Release formats and which one is the right one for you?
  • Production do's and don'ts
  • Listen to playback of timeless recordings and ask questions!

The 30th Annual TEC Awards will be held the same evening at 7 following these panels

  • 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 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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