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Nashville - GRAMMY U: In The Studio
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Caption: Producer Frank Liddell explaining the recording process to GRAMMY U members in the tracking room.
On April 10 a group of GRAMMY U students participated in GRAMMY U: In The Studio with members of the local P&E Wing Committee. Located at Ben Folds’ Studio, the event provided students the opportunity to learn about various recording techniques and to also see the vital and important relationship between the artist, producer and engineer.
Lead by Nashville Chapter Board member Jon Randall Stewart, the band 18 South performed two original songs during the session. Band members Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall Stewart, Jimmy Wallace, Larry Atamanuik, Guthrie Trapp and Mike Bub recorded, “Let’s Get Trashed” and “Guitar Man.” The musicians helped the students better understand the recording process by allowing students to sit in the studio while they were tracking. They took the time to explain their roles and enlightened everyone on how important it is to have great producers and engineers on a session.
Producers and engineers in attendance included Frank Liddell, Justin Niebank, Chuck Ainlay, Gary Paczosa, Leslie Richter and Jon Randall Stewart. Students also had a chance to sit in the control room during the tracking session so that they could see the recording process from another perspective. Producer Frank Liddell engaged students throughout the evening by asking for their feedback on creative elements.
GRAMMY U member, Kenny House said, “The event on Tuesday provided me with an opportunity to learn more about mix editing and producing from some of the best producers and engineers in the business.” The evening ended with a group picture as students thanked everyone for their time and talent.