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Thursday - September 11, 2014
6:00PM - 8:00PM Central

Great for all skill levels!

Learn advanced recording techniques with Grammy Award-winning sound engineer, Leslie Ann Jones and special guest Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Marketing & Finance at Neumann!

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Join us for an exciting learning experience as Grammy winner Leslie Ann Jones navigates through various techniques used to create video game scores. She will share microphone placement tips for optimum sound capture and address some of the most common mixing obstacles experienced by audio engineers, with tips on how to overcome them.

The art of creating video game scores factors in many variables to accommodate the ever-changing gameplay of this growing industry. Leslie has recorded and mixed a multitude of memorable soundtracks for games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic, Socom 4, Dead Space 2, and many others. Her knowledge is invaluable to experienced and beginning engineers alike.

Wolfgang Fraissinet has been a producer of international music recording for many years. He has recorded several masterpieces and symphonies from Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and other renowned composers. Wolfgang will be sharing his experiences with orchestral recordings and the techniques he uses to accurately capture complex sound.

Win! Two Great Giveaways - Must be present to win. Win the Sennheiser MK4 Studio Microphone PLUS Shockmount - total value $399.95! Or, win a Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphoens - total value $299.95!

Leslie Ann Jones has been a recording and mixing engineer for over 30 years. Starting her career at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles in 1975, she moved to Northern California in 1978 to accept a staff position with David Rubinson and Fred Catero at the legendary Automatt Recording Studios. There she worked with such artists as Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Holly Near, Angela Bofill, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Carlos Santana and Narada Michael Walden, and started her film score mixing career with "Apocalypse Now".

From 1987 to 1997 she was a staff engineer at Capitol Studios located in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. She recorded projects with Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Michelle Shocked, BeBe & CeCe Winans, and Marcus Miller, as well as the scores for several feature films and television shows.

In February of 1997 she returned to Northern California to accept a position as Director of Music Recording and Scoring with Skywalker Sound, where she continues her engineering career mixing music for records, films, video games, television, and commercials.

In 2003, Leslie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Classical, and received a Grammy Award for The Kronos Quartet's recording of Berg: Lyric Suite, which won Best Chamber Music Album.

In 2005 she received another Grammy Award for her work as engineer on Diane Reeves' "Good Night and Good Luck" CD and in 2011 she won a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical for Quincy Porter: Complete Viola Works by Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams. She was also nominated for Best Engineered Recording-Non-Classical for her work with Madeleine Peyroux as well as for Best Surround Sound Album.

Leslie is a past Chair of The Recording Academy's Board of Trustees and a current Governor on the San Francisco Chapter Board. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of Institute for the Musical Arts, and Ex'pression College for Digital Arts.

Read more about Leslie Ann Jones in an interview by TapeOp - Download the PDF

Wolfgang Fraissinet is the President of Marketing and Finance at the Neumann Headquarters, Berlin, Germany. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, also located in Berlin. Since 2005, Fraissinet has been a producer of international music recordings, such as several master pieces and symphonies from Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bach, and Mozart. He has recorded a number of Jazz productions, which were produced both in Germany and the USA. He has also studied classical piano at the Berlin Conservatory.

Fraissinet started his career after finalizing his studies of Economics in his hometown of Berlin. He worked for 7 years in Marketing management for the ZEISS-Group in Germany and gained business experience while working for more than 3 years in an international advertising agency. He also worked for a German Newspaper.

Fraissinet joined Neumann in 1990, where he held several management positions in Marketing and Sales as well as in Public Relations. Since December 1991, he has taken global responsibility for the sales management of Neumann’s former business of sound mixing consoles. In September 1994, Fraissinet was appointed to take over Neumann’s global business unit of studio microphones and became General Manager for the global activities of Marketing and Sales at the Neumann Headquarters in Berlin.

Since 2010, Fraissinet added the new business unit of "Neumann Studio Monitor Systems" to the product portfolio of Neumann, Berlin. This unit is growing year over year because of its increasing acceptance and highly appreciated technical excellence in the international professional audio industry.

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