San Francisco - GRAMMY U: Mastering with a Master

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA
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This event is for GRAMMY U Student Members Only.

Learn about the Mastering process with an intimate group of GRAMMY U students in a two-hour workshop led by Michael Romanowski and Piper Payne of Michael Romanowski Mastering at Coast Recorders in San Francisco. Two groups will break out for an overview of the mastering process:

·         How to prepare a mix for mastering

·         The difference between digital and analog masters

·         Why mastering should not be a DIY process

·         How a mastering engineer prepares mixes for different applications such as radio and commercial release

·         Open dialog with two expert mastering engineers


Event includes a tour of Coast Recorders, a historic Bill Putnam designed San Francisco recording institution.

About Michael Romanowski Mastering
Michael Romanowski is the owner and chief mastering engineer at Michael Romanowski Mastering in San Francisco, California. He started his audio career as a live sound engineer in Nashville, Tennessee, and quickly went from that to recording, mixing and producing. In 1994, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area and started his mastering career at Rocket Lab, with Mastering Engineers Paul Stubblebine and Ken Lee. Michael helped start the mastering room at Sausalito’s Plant Studios in 1999, where he was the chief mastering engineer. In 2001, Michael reunited with Paul Stubblebine in Paul’s mastering room at Hyde Street Studios – the famed Studio C. In 2003, Michael and Paul built two state of the art 5.1 mastering rooms at the Coast Recorders building, where he continues to work today. With Two Mastering Rooms and now the rebirth of Coast Recorders, The facility is a thriving hotspot of creative energy. Michael is President of theSan Francisco Chapter Board.

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February 20, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm