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Wednesday, October 19 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Is Remote Collaboration the Future of Music Production?

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The concept of remote collaboration is not new to the music industry. From the Abbey Road Remote Recording Unit traveling to then-communist controlled Warsaw to record an orchestra, to Dee Dee from the Ramones recording his bridge for Born to Die from Berlin (¡Adios amigos!, 1995) via a telephone call, the concept of remote recording predates even the very first recording studios.

Adoption of new technology tends to leap forward in times of crisis, and the pandemic has brought about a lasting move to remote working across the world and across all industries. In response to the enforced separation brought about by the pandemic, we have seen writers, producers and engineers around the world adapt their workflow and embrace new tools, finding new ways to work despite the physical distance between collaborators.

Now, with the pandemic thankfully appearing to be on a downward trend, we can begin to see the potential lasting benefits of remote connection have made a permanent imprint on our creative habits and working style, with studios such as Abbey Road running 100% of their sessions with a number of remote participants and world known mixers fully adopting remote approvals.

But what does this new remote way of working mean for our human relationships? How can you create a ‘vibe in a room’ if the participants are never in the same physical space? Can you build an intimate connection between an artist and a songwriter if they never meet? Ultimately, is creativity affected or enabled through remote technology?

During the talk we will explore the historical context and innovations and going through a portfolio of case studies from song writing camps to Grammy nominated albums recorded 100% remotely. We will present a balanced view of benefits and barriers and share practical advice for artists and mixers when undertaking remote projects. Talking to our panelist we will imagine how the future of music production would look like, and could it be and should it ever be fully remote.

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Mirek Stiles

Head of Audio Products, Abbey Road Studios
MIREK STILES, Head of Audio Products, Abbey Road StudiosMirek Stiles started working at Abbey Road Studios as a recording engineer in 1998, working on a diverse range of projects including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Beatles Anthology, Muse, Kanye West, Nick Cave and the Bad... Read More →

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Susan Rogers

Berklee College of Music
Susan Rogers holds a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from McGill University (2010). Prior to her science career, Susan was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, engineer, mixer and audio technician. She is best known for her work with Prince during his peak creative... Read More →
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Igor Maxymenko

Head of Product, Audiomovers
Igor, an audio industry veteran, is the co-founder of Audiomovers and Head of Product.He is a product designer, sound engineer, and producer, whose career takes in multiple software and hardware audio innovations, designing award-winning products for Waves and Blue Microphones, such... Read More →
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Ariel Borujow

Since 1998, Ariel Borujow has pretty much been sitting behind an audio console. The passion he had for sound the day he walked into his first session has grown naturally throughout his career. He credits his early studio experiences with many lessons. Creating the right dynamic between... Read More →
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Elli Moore

Lyre Music
Elli Moore is an LA-based singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Responsible for founding LYRE Music Group, a female songwriting/production duo alongside Alina Smith, Elli has been working professionally for over a decade. Her songwriting style spans many genres of music, but her... Read More →

Wednesday October 19, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am EDT