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Friday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Exploring Mystique in the Art of Music Mastering

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Despite the industrial infiltration of low-grade listening, the mastering field has maintained its relevance and progress of precision. Without this finalizing step from birth of an idea to its sonic realization, the energy and excitement that is most desired in music would be lost. Mastering's essentiality is heard in the refined grooves of a vinyl record to the restrained output of an mp3 format alike. Much remains obscured to artists and consumers regarding where and how mastering engineers mold the elaborate signals into an alluring whole.

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Chris Athens

Mastering EngineerChris Athens MastersChris Athens is a musician, sound designer, mix engineer and mastering engineer.
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Gavin Lurssen

Pres, Mastering EngineerLurssen MasteringSince 1991, Gavin has established himself as a prominent mastering engineer in the industry having earned 3 Grammy Awards including 2 for Album of the Year for “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” And Alison Krauss/Robert Plant’s “Raising Sand... Read More →
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Joe Palmaccio

PresThe Place For Mastering PCBorn in rural South Carolina, Joe Palmaccio began his musical journey early. His mother, a piano player and enthusiastic music fan, instilled a musical appreciation for all genres of music. Laying the groundwork for his career as a professional listener... Read More →
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Michael Romanowski

Chief Engineer/OwnerMichael Romanowski MasteringMichael Romanowski is the owner and chief mastering engineer at Michael Romanowski Mastering, based in San Francisco. Since 2002, Michael has worked to support the tradition of the San Francisco sound (having trained with Paul Stubblebine... Read More →

Friday March 14, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St