Vinyl Mastering Panel which is just a part from Tec Tracks Convention‘s series of educational session at Summer NAMM Show 2017 will feature this year Eric Boulanger, the mastering engineer and also founder of The Bakery, the well known mastering studio from Los Angeles. Vinyl Mastering Panel will be hold on Friday, July 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the TEC Tracks booth, #263, in the Nashville Convention Center’s main hall.
Eric Boulanger is one most in-demand vinyl mastering engineers, with numerous recent high-profile credits to his name (for instance, the soundtrack for La La Land, which was the highest-selling vinyl album in the U.S. in Q1 2017).
Vinyl records are projected to sell 40 million units in 2017, with sales nearing the $1 billion benchmark for the first time this millennium, according to Forbes. In this session, three leading mastering engineers will fill attendees in on how to ride the vinyl wave with high-fidelity results. The session will be moderated by noted journalist Dan Daley, and alongside Boulanger will be fellow panelists Glenn Meadows (mastering engineer, Mayfield Mastering) and Cameron Henry (mastering engineer, Welcome to 1979).
Topics of discussion for Vinyl Mastering Panel will include the differences, in both hardware and technique, between mastering for vinyl vs. digital formats, unique challenges faced in mastering for vinyl, the direction of the role of vinyl in the music industry, financial aspects of the vinyl mastering world and more.
Eric Boulanger states, “I am very much looking forward to this panel. In particular, I am eager to discuss the business aspects of vinyl. One of the major challenges in producing vinyl is the expectations of record labels and management – they are used to a digital, point-and-click distribution world, and sometimes they figure that mastering for vinyl should be as easy as uploading masters to iTunes. If we can help spread the perspective from mastering engineers on the technical ins-and-outs of vinyl mastering, and how that intersects with the business realities and expectations of the industry, then I think this will be a highly successful panel.”