NAMM 2017 TECTracks


studioexpresso & Trans Audio Group Present
Two Stellar Music Panels
at TECTracks, NAMM 2017

Anaheim convention center, 2nd Floor

Saturday, Jan 21, 2-4pm (Prior to Tec Awards)

It's 2017. Meet award-winning artists who are here to share their secrets to making magic in the studio. Great content can fit many applications in gaming, VR and for mobile devices. We will explore those opportunities with special guest: Rory Kaplan of Auro.

What makes the sound you hear on your playlist jump out and grab you? Literally grab and hold you... It's the magic in the mix!

Hear it first hand from the mixers behind beloved artists of our time: Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Adele, Limp Bizkit, Lady Gaga, D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Placido Domingo, D'Angello, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Clare Fischer, Michael Jackson, Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Toto, Steve Lukather, Spinal Tap, Def Leppard

No matter what your game -- Rock, Jazz, R&B, Pop, Country, EDM...only one ingredient amps the volume. It's Magic and we're here to share it with you!

Updates here:
Moderated by: Brad Lunde and Claris Sayadian-Dodge

studioexpresso and TransAudio Group host this session where Grammy-winning producers and engineers discuss trends and emerging opportunities for developing high quality musical content and talent.

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

Read Matt Forger Review Of 2013 Sessions at HotZone

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Engineers' Forum
Mixers on Immersive Environments, Saving Graces, Deadly Sins + Hot Tips...
NAMM link

A panel of top mixers will discuss the issues around adding another dimension to the sonic experiences they are now creating. How are mixing techniques different in 3-D? How do you train your ears to lead you to the result you are going for? Inventory of a Mix, yes, even the politics!
We will discuss mixing for film, VR, mobile and review practical applications and how to plug in those opportunities. Lots of fun things will be discussed!

Manny Marroquin (Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Kanye West)
>>Rihanna ft. SZA from ANTI "Consideration"
John Mayer's new single "Love On The Weekend"

Dave Schiffman (The Strumbellas, PUP, Adele, Limp Bizkit)
>>The Strumbellas -- spirit
>>Pup - "Factories"
>>Limp Bizkit -- shark attack

Rafa Sardina (Lady Gaga, D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Placido Domingo)

>>Rodrigo Y Gabriela from Area 52 Diablo Rojo
>>Elvis Costello & The Roots - "Walk Us Uptown" (Official Music Video)
>> Placido Domingo from Songs La chanson des Vieux Amants (Duet With Zas)
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas - Aleluya

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Producers' Forum
Producing for World Audiences & Cross Over Artists
NAMM link

Producers on Conquering World Market for Cross Over Artists.

From performance, song, concept and artist development to arrangements, it's all part of what a producer brings to the table to create magic in the studio! Music is truly an international language. Producers must understand the subtleties and complexities of the music as well as do their best to dial in the receptivity of a world audience. Several top producers will discuss their tips and techniques for developing album concepts, cross-over artists, and how to break rules and find new opportunities to achieve world-wide success.

CJ Vanston (Toto, Steve Lukather, Spinal Tap, Def Leppard) at Tec Awards)
>>>CJ Intro
>>> Lukather - long-term production buddies
>>>CJ Live - Jeff Baxter steely Dan Don't loose that number - Tec Hall of Fame

Gregg Field (Michael Buble, Pharrell, Frank Sinatra)
>> life changing moments
>> Count Basie Shiny stockings
>> The Count Basie Orchestra: Little Drummer Boy
>> Get Smart from Life In The Bubble with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Brent Fischer ( D'Angello, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Clare Fischer, Michael Jackson)
D'Angelo - Really Love -- Grammy Winner: Best R&B Songr 2016

Michael Jackson - This Is It

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks arranged by Brent Fischer (Mussorgsky)
Clare Fischer ¡Intenso!

Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash)

>>>Avatar from Feathers and Flesh Recording in a German Castle


how far?
2017 year of the rooster wake up call!

The 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 at TEC Tracks 2016

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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studioexpresso Media Sponsor at
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studioexpresso & Trans Audio Group Present At HotZone, NAMM 2014
Speakers L-R: Eddie Kramer, Matt Wallace, Rafa Sardina, Niko Bolas