Can't find your final masters? Hard drive an unnavigable mess? Wondering what to do with all the stuff you created for your last musical project? Come get your answers as Matt Boudreau (recording and mix engineer and host of Working Class Audio) talks with one of the foremost authorities on the subject, Jessica Thompson (mastering engineer and audio archivist). Learn tips and tricks for file naming, folder hierarchies, and backup schedules; and, most importantly, how to implement these best practices painlessly into your creative workflow. Come with questions. We'll provide answers.
Grammy-nominated mastering and restoration engineer and archiving specialist Jessica Thompson has digitized, restored and revived historic recordings from the Bottom Line, Caffe Lena, Erroll Garner and Woody Guthrie Archives and the Newport Jazz and Folk Festival, including performances by Pete Seeger, Roger McGuinn, Dave Von Ronk, Lightnin' Hopkins, Doc Watson, Miles Davis and Jean Ritchie. Her remaster of Erroll Garner's iconic recording The Complete Concert By The Sea (Sony/Legacy) was nominated for the Best Historical Album Grammy, 2016. She has cleaned, digitized and restored rare vinyl and cassette recordings for Awesome Tapes From Africa and many Numero Group compilations. (She wrote about restoring Ata Kak's cassette Obaa Sima for Pink Noise.) In her previous career as a radio producer, she interviewed drummer Max Roach and the organ player at Fenway Park for WGBH. She has spun records and CDs on the airwaves of WGBH, WFMU, WZBC and WESU.
Recording Engineer/ Host of Working Class Audio
Matt has been involved in music for 31 years as a drummer, mixing engineer, recording engineer and producer. He started out as a drummer. He grew up in Southern New Mexico then moved to San Francisco in the late 80’s. He experienced moderate success with his first two bands, The Sextants and Seven Day Diary. He toured all over Europe and the United States. He was exposed to making records on a high level with producer/engineers Larry Hirsch (Los Lobos, John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt), Joe Chicarelli (Frank Zappa, Tori Amos, American Music Club, White Stripes) and Gil Norton (Echo and the Bunnymen, Foo Fighters, Counting Crows). These guys got him excited about the record making process. In 1994 he began his journey on the “other side of the glass”. That journey has taken him through a series of fantastic recording experiences, working with a combination of artists you know, as well as many who you may not know. He now uses that experience of record making and drumming daily. These are artists He has either mixed, recorded, produced or some combination of the three. August Churchill (Rich GIrls), Secret Town, Spider Heart, Negative Press, Oriel Poole, Stages of Sleep, Saga and Jefferson, Matchbox 20, Shawn Colvin, The Dunwells, BoDeans, The Shins, New Diplomat, Death Cab for Cutie, Tori Amos, Florence + The Machine, World Party, Thomas Dolby, Keb Mo, Amos Lee, Bruce Hornsby, Everest, Ray Lamontagne, The Jayhawks, Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band, Katie Herzig, Zee Avi, Black Furies, Ziggy Marley, Givers, The Samples, Michael Zisman’s Americano Social Club, Joan Osbourne, Dar Williams, Scars on 45, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Civil Wars, Sarah Bareilles, Trevor Hall, Shawn Mullins, Imelda May, The Kooks, George Thorogood, Jessica Lynn Mayfield, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Hermann Lara, Andrew Heringer Band, Denim TV, Golden Gram, Jerry Stucker, Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands, Saving Cadence, Alexis Harte, Austin Willacy, Brian Cline Band, Chi Chi Palace, Cubby Creatures, Davis Jones, Dialectic, Dolly Rocker, Dolores Haze, Drew Gasparini, Everything Nothing, Go Go Galaxion, Heidi Jane, Houston Jones, James Low, Killing Floor, M. K. O’Toole, The Welcome Matt, Matt Langlois, Matthew, Nicky Depaola, Pollux, Rod Washington Moore, Spackle, Steve Kirk Pop, Steven Emerson, Terese Taylor, The House Jacks, The Junes, Todd Walton, Veer, Zachary Ross & Desolation Angels….. For more please visit www.mattboudreau.com