Grammy Award Winner | Music Producer
December 20, 2017 | 18:00 – 20:00 | online
Andrew Scheps is a recording artist, music re-recording mixer and music producer. He is a three-time Grammy Award winner in the following categories:
- Best Reggae Album for „Fly Rasta“ by Ziggy Marley,
- Album Of The Year for „21“ by Adele,
- Best Rock Album for „Stadium Arcadium“ by Red Hot Chilly Peppers.
He is equally successful in various musical genres, as evidenced by the list of albums he has participated in. Among them are albums by artists such as: Adele, Beyoncé, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chilly Peppers, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Metallica, Manu Chao, U2.
One thing about Andrew is particularly interesting – it works exclusively „in-the-box“, that is, me makes everything with a computer only and does not use any external devices. Such an approach allows him to work in parallel on several different projects and – to be on the move.
Andrew recently moved his studio from Los Angeles to Monnow Valley in the UK.
Kii Three presentation
December 21, 2017 | 17:00 – 19:00 | on-site
Mr. Srđan Krga, representative of the Kii Audio company, introduced us to the revolutionary speaker model „Three“.
With a unique, never-before-seen speaker manufacturing, the engineers of the Kii company devised the „Active way focusing“ technology, managing to, by using several differently positioned speakers inside the speaker cabinet, emit a completely coherent wave in phase and time. This makes it possible to achieve perfect speaker directivity even at the lowest frequencies.
Also, by using innovative materials for the construction of speaker cabinets and with the help of digital audio signal processing, these speakers offer a completely flat frequency response which is of utmost importance when it comes to critical listening.
Music Agent, OTICONS Productions Ltd. (Sofia, Bulgaria)
December 22, 2017 | 17:00 – 19:00 | online
Despite spending years of career as a designer and producer/organizer of artistic and corporate events, George decided to become an agent in the music industry around 2005. That’s when he got in touch with the composer Shigeru Umebayashi, to whom George was “the first European to ever reach out”. It is then that George pivoted his career as he had wanted long before. Since 2010, he has been considered one of the most energetic agents for composers, consultants and educators in Europe.
His company, Oticons, was founded to engage into exactly those activities, the so-called Talent Agency for Film Composers, which operates on the international market today. Being a European company, they are focused on working with independent filmmakers.
Over time, Oticons has represented more than thirty composers of sixteen different nationalities (of which thirteen are from Europe). They also represent orchestrators, arrangers, music editors, music supervisors for film, TV, radio, video games, online media and multimedia events.
December 23, 2017 | 17:00 – 20:00 | on-site
It is said that Voja is one of the busiest music producers in Serbia. Out of nearly a hundred albums under the belt, several were best-sellers in the ex-Yugoslavia. In addition to the best studios in this area, Voja has been building his career in some of the world’s best studios: Real World Studios, Abbey Road, Studio de la Grande Armée, Metalworks Studios, NRG, Metropolis, Strongroom.
Voja is a self-taught musician without formal education, who started his professional career at the age of 16. As a respected producer, arranger, composer and performer, he contributed to the creation of a large number of film music tracks, musicals and TV commercials.
He produced film music for the world-renowned director Emir Kusturica and collaborated with key authors and groups in ex-Yugoslavia: Bajaga i Instruktori, Zdravko Čolić, Van Gogh, Električni orgazam, Bilja Krstić i Bistrik, Frajle, Dejan Cukić. Voja is a permanent member of the the band Kolja i Grobovlasnici.
The Audio Forum team gives a special shoutout to Voja for the selfless support he has been showing ever since Audio Forum came into existence. Voja is also an honorary member of the Audio Forum team.
At Audio Forum 2017, Voja held a workshop entitled “Specificities of working with performers with an emphasis on vocal performers.”