This past week, the students of the Recording Arts Department had the pleasure of meeting Don Smith, a highly accomplished engineer who has recorded just about anything and everything. Examples include Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, U2, Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, and many, many more. Check out his discography here. In addition to a lecture Mr. Smith gave during A350, our AES Chapter held a Master Class at Echo Park Studios in Bloomington. Mr. Smith mixed South Jordan’s Firefly, and it was a fantastic experience for all who attended. Throughout the class, he spoke often of using your ears as opposed to your eyes, using compression and equalization tastefully, and overall, having fun while you work.
Special thanks to Fallon, Konrad, Stucker, AES, and of course, Don Smith, for making this possible!