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View the video – BDA Speaker Series Hosts Bob Ludwig

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:

Photo courtesy of Charles Crosby, The Cryer

Photo courtesy of Charles Crosby, The Cryer

Photo courtesy of Charles Crosby, The Cryer

Photo courtesy of Charles Crosby, The Cryer

Photo courtesy of Charles Crosby, The Cryer






















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.

 Bob-Ludwig_credit-Peter-Luehr smAs an 8-year-old child in South Salem, New York, Ludwig was so fascinated with his first tape recorder he used to make recordings of whatever was on the radio. Ludwig is a classical musician by training, having obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York, where he was also involved in the sound department and played Principal Trumpet with the Utica Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by Phil Ramone when he came to the school to teach a summer recording workshop, he ended up working as his assistant for the course. Phil asked him if he would like to work at A&R Recording. Together, they did sessions on projects with The BandPeter, Paul & MaryNeil DiamondBurt Bacharach etc.

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.


Bob-Ludwig-Grammys smHis mastering credits are extensive, and include albums for many major classic artists, such as the Kronos QuartetSteve Reich and rock acts, including Led ZeppelinJimi HendrixPhishMegadethMetallicaGloria EstefanNirvanaThe StrokesQueenU2Guns N’ RosesToolSimple MindsBryan FerryTori AmosBonnie RaittBeckDavid BowiePaul McCartneyBruce Springsteen, the Bee GeesMadonnaSupertrampWill AckermanPet Shop BoysRadioheadElton JohnDisney’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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