Thanks to everyone who joined us for this event. We were honored to host Bob Ludwig for our BDA Speaker Series at The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern. Bob’s presentation was fascinating for everyone – tech geeks and music lovers alike. Bob explained what mastering an album is (in layman terms), how he began his career and his experiences working music superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, Eric Clapton, and Tool to name a few. Visit Bob’s website at Gateway Mastering for more information about Bob: Gatewaymastering.com/bob-ludwig.
The 2017 BDA Speaker Series presents: “Maine’s Mastering Maestro”
Bob Ludwig is a 11x Grammy, 2x Latin Grammy, Les Paul Award and 18x TEC Award winner.
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick. Breakfast service will begin at 7:30 am. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. $20 per person.
After a few years at A&R, Ludwig received an offer from Sterling Sound becoming their first employee, where he eventually rose to become a Vice-President. After seven years at Sterling, he moved to Masterdisk, (the 2 companies were once owned by the same public company), where he was Vice President and Chief Engineer. In 1992, Ludwig decided to take control over his career by starting his own record-mastering facility in Portland, Maine named Gateway Mastering.
His mastering credits are extensive, and include albums for many major classic artists, such as the Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich and rock acts, including Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Phish, Megadeth, Metallica, Gloria Estefan, Nirvana, The Strokes, Queen, U2, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Simple Minds, Bryan Ferry, Tori Amos, Bonnie Raitt, Beck, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, the Bee Gees, Madonna, Supertramp, Will Ackerman, Pet Shop Boys, Radiohead, Elton John, Disney’s “Frozen” soundtrack and Daft Punk to name a few.
Bob was a former co-chair of the Steering Committee and currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Producers and Engineer’s Wing of The Recording Academy. Ludwig holds an APRS Sound Fellowship and as well as being a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. He was awarded the AES Gold Medal at the last convention.
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