Mixing and Mastering
Saturday, March 19
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Exploring the current climate of mixing and mastering. We’ll focus on what imotivates these powerhouse mixers, and how they approach their craft especially as intended for specific mastering engineers. Hear how they inspire clients with an un-mastered mix and how that translates technically and musically to the mastering room.
Owner/Chief Mastering Engineer
Michael 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 so...Show the rest
Michael 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, who apprenticed with George Horn) and has become a national expert in the art and science of mastering (Mix Magazine, Electronic Musician, ProAudio News, AES, NAMM).
Michael started his audio career as a musician and live sound engineer in Nashville, where he quickly progressed to recording, mixing and producing pop, rock and alternative acts. In 1994, he relocated to the Bay Area to apprentice at Rocket Lab with Paul Stubblebine and Ken Lee, learning the craft of the mastering engineer. In 1999, he became the chief mastering engineer for Sausalito’s Plant Studios, and then reunited with Paul Stubblebine at the famed Studio C of Hyde Street Studios. In 2002, Michael and Paul built the two state of the art 5.1 mastering rooms at the Coast Recorders building, with expert advice from acoustician Bob Hodas. The business continues to thrive here today.
Michael serves as President of the The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter (NARAS), Chair of the Presidents Council, and serves on the National Advisory Council to the Producers & Engineers Wing. He teaches at San Francisco State University, and is an active panelist at conferences such as TapeOp, AES, CES, VSAC and NAMM. He is a co-owner of a music label, with Paul Stubblebine and Dan Schmalle, The Tape Project, which exclusively releases direct copies of original analog masters on ¼” and now ½" analog tape. And, he continues to record, mix, produce and perform.
Michael is a Grammy nominated engineer who's credits include Third Eye Blind, Pat Monahan, Badfinger, Too $hort, Will Kimbrough, Tommy Wommack, The Dynamites, !!! , Dredge, Blame Sally, Jacqui NaylorHide the rest
Mark Needham is a mix engineer, music producer, recording engineer, and sound engineer with over 35 years experience in the music business. Clients include Fleetwood Mac, Imagine Dragons, Blondie, ...Show the rest
Mark Needham is a mix engineer, music producer, recording engineer, and sound engineer with over 35 years experience in the music business. Clients include Fleetwood Mac, Imagine Dragons, Blondie, Blues Traveler, The Airborne Toxic Event , Moby, Dolly Parton, (Platinum selling and Grammy nominated artist) The Killers and (Platinum selling and Grammy nominated artist) Chris Isaak. For more information go to: markneedham.comHide the rest