Why Recording Studios Still Matter
Saturday, March 19
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Have several large studio owners and/or studio managers discuss the importance of using a real studio to make a record instead of it being recorded in a bedroom. The industry has shifted to smaller budgets leaving artists the task of finding somewhere to record for little or no money. Most studios will work with artists to do records for small budgets these days and most of the time the record can be done more efficiently and sound better by using a professional studio to record the record. Using the studio space to setup the band all "live" and not recording each instrument separately saves time and money as well as access to gear not affordable to independent artists.
Chris Bell Productions
Chris has been in the recording studio for the last 23 years working on records like Erykah Badu’s “Mammas Gun”and The Eagles #1 record “Long Road Out of Eden”. His resume includes studio time with...Show the rest
Chris has been in the recording studio for the last 23 years working on records like Erykah Badu’s “Mammas Gun”and The Eagles #1 record “Long Road Out of Eden”. His resume includes studio time with Destiny’s Child, Fuel, The Polyphonic Spree, Earth Wind, and Fire, remixes for Peter Gabriel and Death in Vegas. Recent projects include Don Henley, Erykah Badu’s “Amerykah PT1 and PTII”, Kirk Franklin “Hello Fear”.
Chris was nominated for a Grammy award in 1998 for “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Elected to the Texas Chapter Board of Governors, serving in roles from Governor, President, and Trustee.
Lawrence 'Boo' Mitchell
Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell is a Grammy Award winning engineer, a music producer composer, and an award winning movie producer. Born January 14th, 1971, Boo is son of legendary Al Green/Hi Records pro...Show the rest
Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell is a Grammy Award winning engineer, a music producer composer, and an award winning movie producer. Born January 14th, 1971, Boo is son of legendary Al Green/Hi Records producer, Willie Mitchell. Boo began his musical career in 1987 at the age of 16 song writing and playing keyboards. Boo’s first session as a keyboard player was in 1988 on Al Green’s Grammy Award winning “As Long as We’re Together." In 1989 he formed a rap
group called the M-Team. During the 90's the M-Team was the first rap group from Memphis to
release a full length album. The M-Team was also Memphis' fist rap group to have a video
played on MTV(Can You Kick It Like This). In the year 2000 Boo started managing and
engineering at his father's legendary Royal Studios. Over the next three years, Boo managed
the studio and was an assistant engineer. During this time he was associate producer for two
of Al Green's latest albums, "I Can't Stop" and "Everything's Ok." By the end of 2004 Boo
became the head engineer at Royal Studios. As head engineer, one of the first projects he
worked on was John Mayer's Continuum album. For the past 11 years Boo has worked on
several Grammy Nominated and Award winning projects with artists such as Al Green, Buddy
Guy, Isaac Hayes, John Mayer, Solomon Burke, Anthony Hamilton, The BarKays, Bobby Rush,
Bobby "Blue Bland, Hurricane Chris, Rod Stewart, Terrence Howard, Elton John, Keb Mo, Keith
Richards, Angie Stone, William Bell, Trombone Shorty, Paul Rodgers, The Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop
Dogg, The North Mississippi Allstars, Mystikal, Sam Moore, Eric Benet, Robert Plant, Boz Scaggs, Jeff Bhasker and Mark Ronson. Boo has just won the Record Of The Year Grammy Award for the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars hit "Uptown Funk" in the 58th Grammy Awards.Hide the rest
Concord Music Group
Cherrytree Music Company
Owner & CEO of The Village Studios in West Los Angeles, Jeff Greenberg is a native Angeleno with music business in his blood. At age 19 Greenberg was already managing his first rock band. Later he ...Show the rest
Owner & CEO of The Village Studios in West Los Angeles, Jeff Greenberg is a native Angeleno with music business in his blood. At age 19 Greenberg was already managing his first rock band. Later he became a gofer at Wolf and Rissmiller Concerts. He went on to produce some of the very first skateboarding events and Cal Jam II, (among the biggest one day festivals in history.) At the Nederlander Organization he booked and promoted major artists for the Pantages, Greek Theatres, Pine Knob and Merriweather Post amphitheaters. As a talent agent for ICM where with legendary agent Tom Ross, he represented The Kinks, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Heart, Santana, Foreigner, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac, among many others.
The Village has produced many of the most important records of the past 47 years, including Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, The Rolling Stones, Heart, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, Janet Jackson, Usher, Supertramp, Coldplay, The Band, Lady Gaga and all of T Bone Burnett’s records. Soundtracks include Shawshank Redemption, Walk The Line, Crazy Heart, Saving Mr. Banks, Nashville, and True Detective. The Studio complex, located in a 1922 Masonic Temple, hosts many events for the GRAMMY organization. Greenberg is past president, and current director of Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS), Recording Academy P&E (Producers and Engineers) Wing Advisory Board member, past Governor and past Secretary of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Grammy organization.Hide the rest