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Saturday, October 23 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Archival Albums: Curation, Preservation, and Mastering

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Recording archives encompass facets of heritage and legacy, merging the temporal past with present and future implications. Presented as mass-marketed goods, archival albums are small repositories of these cultural histories. An all-star panel of engineers will discuss the archival album at each phase of inception. We will unpack the distinct perspectives of transfer specialists and mastering engineers while touching on digitization methods, file storage, and retrieval, and remastering aesthetics to present a multifaceted vignette of the forms of expertise involved in preserving music history.

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Maria Rice

Chief Mastering Engineer, Peerless Mastering
Maria Rice is a Boston-based mastering and restoration engineer. She has been a Recording Academy member since 2011 and serves as Chapter Governor on the New York Board.  For 12+ years, she has been one of two engineers at Peerless Mastering, working with clientele ranging from indie-famous... Read More →

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Anna Frick

Mastering Engineer, Airshow Mastering
Anna Frick, workshop co-chair, is a Mastering Engineer at Airshow Mastering in Colorado, working primarily with independent artists across a wide variety of genres, including several Grammy-nominated projects. Anna serves as a Trustee of the Recording Academy, Vice Chair of the AES... Read More →
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Jeff Lipton

Peerless Mastering
Jeff Lipton is a multiple Grammy-nominated mastering engineer and founder of Peerless Mastering. Known for his unrivaled dedication to achieving the best possible sound for every project he works on, Jeff has become one of the most highly respected mastering engineers in the business... Read More →
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Alan Stoker

Country Music Hall of Fame
Alan Stoker is the Curator of Recorded Sound and Preservation Engineer at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He also freelances as a musician in the greater Nashville area. In 1976 Alan took an entry-level job at The Country Music Hall of Fame. From there, he gradually worked... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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