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Shorties Session: The Studio Experience

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Renowned producers Kevin Augunas, Doug Boehm, and Clif Norrell have worked in the studio with some of the biggest artists on the planet, and they'll be sharing their experience with you. In this Shorties session, each will speak for 15 minutes on a different aspect of the studio setting, designed for artists to get the most out of their recording experience. A general 15-minute Q&A will follow.

Kevin Augunas - "Pre-Production"
Kevin feels that pre-production is where the record is really made, and will often focus more time on pre-pro than recording. In his words, "The recording process should just be like taking a picture of what’s there already."

Doug Boehm - "Maximizing Studio Time"
Many musicians simply have a lack of understanding about the recording process. In order to help them increase their studio productivity and make it an enjoyable experience, Doug will dish out advice on minimizing costs and headaches by maximizing studio time.

Clif Norrell - "Mixing/Engineering"
Clif will describe the process and techniques used to make a great sounding recording, the role of the engineer throughout the project, and how musicians can help improve the sonic quality of their recordings, whether they are working with an engineer/mixer, or doing it themselves.


Clif Norrell Producer Supersonic Music

Clif Norrell is a highly sought-after record producer, recording engineer, and music mixer who has produced and/or engineered classic recordings by high profile, critically acclaimed, and influential artists including Jeff Buckley, Weezer, Sting, Rush, Faith No More, R.E.M., No Doubt, and many others.

Clif has been awarded multiple Gold and Platinum sales awards for the US and many other countries for his creative contributions to these albums, in addition to many of his projects being nominated for Grammy awards and their equivalents in countries outside the United States.

Clif has worked in many countries across the globe in addition to nearly every state in the U.S., in some of the world's greatest and most legendary studios.

Recently, Clif engineered the new album by Bruce Springsteen titled "Wrecking Ball", as well as engineering an album by new supergroup SuperHeavy, consisting of Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, AR Rahman, and Dave Stewart. Clif also recently mastered two albums by Canadian metal legends Anvil, and he engineered several songs for Gavin Degraw's hit new album "Sweeter".

Doug Boehm Producer

Doug Boehm is a record producer and Grammy Award winning recording engineer. His recent projects include Girls 'Father, Son, Holy Ghost', and releases the French Kicks, Ezra Furman, and Dirty Sweet among others. Some of his recording and mixing can be heard on tracks by The Vines, Booker T Jones, Guided By Voices, Starsailor, the Whigs, the Pharcyde and many more.

Kevin Augunas CEO Fairfax Recordings

Kevin Augunas is multi talented producer, mixer, engineer, songwriter and musician. Kevin started out as a session Bass player. When he was playing in different bands, they would end up recording low budget demos around NYC. Kevin eventually began engineering the sessions himself when the studio assistants provided were not capable of getting the results the bands were trying to achieve. Over the years he collected gear when on the road (pre-ebay) and ended up putting a studio together back home in L.A. Kevin has worked with exceptional talent including The Black Keys, Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, J-Roddy Walston and the Business and Jon Brion.

He also runs an independent record label called Fairfax Recordings. The roster includes Gotye, Edward Sharpe And the Magnetic Zeros, Florence And the Machine.........

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