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July 25, 2017
Meetings are free &
Guests are welcome.
AES Los Angeles Section:
Los Angeles Section Web Site:
AES Headquarters:
551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225
New York, NY  10176 USA
AES Los Angeles Section Officers
Brian Seagrave
Kevin Salger
Richard Wollrich
John Svetlik
Greg Riggs
Joseph Schwartz
Frank Schnyder
Peter Doell
Karen Read
Lenise Bent
Juan de Dios Martin
Scott Esterson


Join AES LA this month for a discussion with some of the world’s most successful mastering engineers for their thoughts on the subject. We will be discussing topics like the history of the medium and where it’s going, misconceptions of vinyl, and special considerations when you know you are mastering just for vinyl.

For what is expected to be a one billion dollar industry this year, vinyl has more than made a comeback - it’s absolutely thriving! Is it still the domain of hipsters, or has it finally become the last word on high quality for audiophiles? With vinyl being the impetus for phenomena such as Record Store Day and, its popularity is just as big as ever. In January, Digital Music News reported that vinyl records have returned to 1991 level sales. Even Sony has started pressing records again after a 30-year hiatus. Although one billion accounts for about 6% of revenue of all recorded music revenues, it’s still nothing to sneeze at.

Bernie Grundman, owns quite possibly the most successful mastering studio of all time.  He has personally mastered some of the industry's landmark recordings, such as: Carol King's Tapestry, Steely Dan's Aja, Michael Jackson's Thriller, Prince's Purple Rain, and Dr. Dre's The Chronic. Bernie’s studio is currently doing direct-to-disc cutting of musicians’ tracks as well - a hot topic in the industry now.

Our July meeting will be moderated by Frank Schnyder

MEETING DATE: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
PLACE: Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604  (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon).

TIME: Meeting at 8:00 PM. Pre-meeting dinner (optional) at 7:00 PM. Dinner cost is $30 for student members with reservations, $35 for student  members without reservations, $35 for members with reservations, $40 for members without reservations, $40 for non-members with reservations and $45 for non-members without reservations. Make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance with the Treasurer - Richard Wollrich at  Please put “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the email subject line.

MENU: Sportsmen’s Salad with Thousand Island dressing | Pan Roasted Chicken with Marsala Sauce | Yukon mashed potatoes | Rolls and butter | Coffee, Tea, and Iced Tea | Lodge bread pudding, served with crème anglaise.

An optional alternative vegetarian dinner is available upon request
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