Tour Mastering for Vinyl Noah Mintz, Phil Demetro, and Kevin
Tuesday May 26, 2015
Lacquer Channel Mastering 297 Lesmill Road Toronto, ON M3B 2V1
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO AES MEMBERS ONLY.
Space is limited to 50 seats, reservations are required and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Invitations will be emailed through Eventbrite to the Toronto AES membership list starting Tuesday, May 19.
many nostalgic music lovers, no medium can match the sound and feel of
a vinyl record. As music went digital in recent decades, however, it
seemed that vinyl albums could disappear entirely.
the thin black discs that became icons of a golden age are making a
major resurgence with young listeners and modern musicians.
Increasingly, some of the world's most popular artists are releasing
vinyl editions of new albums, and consumers can't seem to get
enough". CBC News 12-27-14
This presentation will
focus on the unique considerations of the mastering process for vinyl,
which unlike digital media, requires a comprehensive awareness of the
physical medium and its constraints.
Mintz is a Senior Mastering Engineer at Lacquer Channel, with over 15
years experience specifically and exclusively in professional audio
mastering. Prior to that, Noah was involved for many years in audio
production. Noah’s philosophy has always been “less is more.”
With a strong emphasis on “vibe”, Noah’s sonic signature has been left
on some of Canada’s most successful indie and major label acts,
including the Julian Taylor Band, Marcy Playground, Sophie Milman, The
Sheepdogs, The Deep Dark Woods, Sarah Harmer, Broken Social Scene, Hugh
Dillon, The Hidden Cameras, Brendan Canning, Sarah Slean, and more.
Park is the resident Vinyl Mastering Engineer at Lacquer Channel. He is
an experienced FOH mix engineer, audio engineer, technician, and past
Instructor at The Toronto Film School. Kevin also previously
worked at Clair Canada, and currently serves as the FOH Engineer for
Hawksley Workman and The New Deal.
Kevin will be cutting a live vinyl master during the tour.
Channel Mastering has two world-class studios designed by Group One
Acoustics. Each studio contains a compliment of highest-end customized
analog and digital equipment specifically designed for mastering audio.
Lacquer Channel operate Canada’s only vinyl lacquer cutting lathe.
"We’ve been in business for almost 40 years and nothing is more important to us than the art of mastering."
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Chief Bottle Washer could be
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