We had the chance to go to AES 2022 in New York, and see this amazing panel of top award -winning audio experts. Luckily we were able to bring the panel to all of you amazing folks to listen in and learn from some of the best in the audio world.
Learn what’s crucial today when organizing your studio from producers, engineers, and studio owners as well as studio design professionals.
On the panel, there was:
Dave Malekpour (Moderator)
Professional Audio Design, Augspurger, Studio Float, Malek Design Partners
The sound that emanates from each recording studio in New York’s historic Quad Building has been significantly influenced by studio and loudspeaker designer Dave Malekpour.
Malekpour is a key figure in developing the equipment workflows and monitoring systems that define current Hip-Hop. Malekpour currently runs Pro Audio Design and Augspurger Monitoring out of his 27,000 square foot headquarters in Hanover, Massachusetts.
These businesses provide design, speaker manufacturing, console refurbishment, and wiring system fabrication for facilities all over the world, including Beijing, China, Amsterdam, and Saudi Arabia. Dave is frequently found fine-tuning speakers all over the place to give the detailed precision with tremendous impact that producers and mixers adore!
Rafa Sardina (Speaker)
Based in Los Angeles, 18-Time Grammy® & Latin Grammy® Winner Producer, Mixer, Engineer Rafa Sardina has amassed a diverse and remarkable clientele over the years.
He’s worked with artists such as; Stevie Wonder, Camila Cabello, D’Angelo, Rosalía, John Legend, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and many more.
Jaycen Joshua (Speaker)
Joshua began his career as a mix artist in 2006 when he co-founded The Penua Project with his mentor Dave Pensado. Joshua has received numerous Grammy Awards and mixed multiple Grammy Award-winning songs, including Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It,” in addition to over 60 #1 singles and albums.
He has worked with some of the most successful hits including Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.” Joshua has collaborated with a variety of artists, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, Seal, Nas, Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, R. Kelly, Celine Dion, J-Lo, T.I., and Usher.
Anthony ‘CRUZ’ (Speaker)
A&R DreamChasers Records / CEO of Break It Down Entertainment and Break It Down Foundation Inc.
Michael Bashkhangy (Speaker)
Professional Audio Design, Malekpour Design Partners
Michael is a professional architect and a senior project designer for Malekpour Design.
Luis Valdez (Speaker)
Luis Valdez is the General Manager and Head of Technology for JOCAVI Acoustics.