West L.A. Music Hosts an Evening with Legendary Producers



West L.A. Music sales manager Mark Spiwak with the legendary Eddie Kramer,
drummer Kenny Aronoff, and Grammy award winning producer Ross Hogarth

LOS ANGELES, CA — West L.A. Music presented a clinic featuring legendary producers/engineers Eddie Kramer and Ross Hogarth. The clinic titled "Recording with Ribbon Microphones" was sponsored by Royer Labs.

Eddie Kramer recorded the Woodstock concert, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and KISS, and has won numerous awards including a Grammy in 2002 for his work on Santana's single, "The Game of Love." Ross has recorded John Mellencamp, Coal Chamber, Melissa Etheridge, and Ziggy Marley, and won a Grammy for his work on Keb' Mo's Slow Down album.

During the clinic, Kramer and Hogarth discussed their secrets of recording with ribbon microphones, and presented slides from some of their legendary recording sessions showing the actual mic placements used on those sessions. They discussed how ribbon microphones capture a natural feel from instruments and vocals and are particularly important in adding extra dimension to digital recordings. They also explained how to use ribbon microphones in combination with dynamic and condenser microphones.

Highlights included Eddie Kramer sharing slides from his personal photo archives documenting his involvement with legendary artists including Jimi Hendrix's "Are You Experienced?," Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days," Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and many others. Kramer also played classic Hendrix tracks such as "Foxey Lady" and "Purple Haze," while discussing the recording techniques used, and recounting tales of those sessions.

The clinic was a resounding success as the pro audio room at West L.A. Music was overflowing. Renowned session and touring drummer Kenny Aronoff was in the audience, along with many accomplished producers and engineers from the Los Angeles area. Aronoff contributed to the discussion by sharing his experiences recording drums in the studio.

West L.A. Music supplies equipment for major artists, recording studios, broadcast companies, film and video post production facilities, producers, composers and record companies, as well as schools, religious organizations and government agencies.

For more information about West L.A. Music call 310-477-1945.

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